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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