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Alligator floats, stalking the pond
Bears ignore spectators, they don't even respond
Cougar rubs its face and body, on the side of its cage
Dolphins bring in the crowds, see they're all the rage
Eagles sit proudly, up high in their nest
Foxes yard play, attention arrests
Gibbons swing in tree's, with their whooping sounds
Howler monkeys are chased, from the trees to the ground
Indian Elephants admired, by fans of Ganapati
Jellyfish haunt their tanks, some plain others spotty
Koala's bring "awe", to kids that look on
Lion male wakes from sleep, with a stretch and a yawn
Macaw's of bright colors - red, blue, and green
Newts hide in foliage, trying not to be seen
Otter is acrobatic, playing in the water
Penguins won't come out, summer heat's gotten hotter
Quail peck through their yard, looking for food
Rhino turns his butt to the crowds - oh my goodness, how rude!
Snakes have turned milky, as they shed their skin
Tapir's start to mate - "uh, let's view the next pen"
Uguisu was pretty, 'til it pooped on my back
Vampire bats scare the kids, let's just skip that
Wolves howling inspires some onlookers to howl along
Xantus are so beautiful, I loved hearing their song
Yabby looks delicious - "imagine that on my plate"
Zoo visits are fun, when coupons give discounted rate

© March 12, 2014, L. Karriem
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Posted: Jul 12
About this poem:
I wrote this for a poetry contest back in 2014. I got an honorable mention.

This was written in A,B,C style. Each line had to start with the next letter of the alphabet until you have A all the way through Z

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Congratulations on the honorable mention.

Very nice poem. thumbs up
Mizzy4online today!
Not an easy task. Great observations and imagery.

Regards Mick

SEEKINGingeronline today!
@Letstalkitover - Thank you ^_^

@Mizzy4 - Actually, it wasn't that hard because I studied Zoology my last 2 years of high school. So, there were only 3 animals on here that I had to Google to get the full alphabet. I needed animals that start with U, X, and Y. Of course I could have gone with Yak for the Y; however, I wanted to inspire people to look up what the animal is so they learn something new.
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