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Animal Limericks

By Michael R Burch


The Hippopotami
 
There’s no seeing eye to eye
with the wondrously great Hippopotami:
on the bank, you’re much taller;
going under, you’re smaller
and assuredly destined to die!
 
 
Dot Spotted
 
There once was a leopardess, Dot,
who indignantly answered: "I'll not!"
"The gents are impressed
with the way that I'm dressed.
I wouldn't change even one spot!"
 
 
The Dromedary
 
There once was a dromedary
who befriended a crafty canary.
Budgie said, “You can’t sing,
but here’s the thing:
just think of the tunes you can carry!”


The Platypus: a Double Limerick
 
The platypus, myopic,
is ungainly, not erotic.
His feet for bed
are over-webbed,
and what of his proboscis?
 
The platypus, though, is eager
although his means are meager.
His sight is poor;
perhaps he’ll score
with a passing duck or beaver.

Michael R. Burch has over 6,000 publications, including poems that have gone viral. His poems have been translated into fourteen languages and set to music by eleven composers. He also edits The HyperTexts (online at www.thehypertexts.com).

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