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No Lemurs at the Zoo (Thank You Walt Disney)

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No Lemurs at the Zoo (Thank You Walt Disney)

A short while back when Shayla was three,                     Written just for Barbara's Contest.
I took my granchild's child to the Zoo with me.

She sat in he stroller as we pushed her around,
And she knew almost every creature we found,

Lion goes "RRRR" and Tiger goes "Roar,"
Hippos go "plplplpl" which I'd not heard before.

She knew elephants, horses, gorillas and monkeys,
She knew snakes and Gnus and eurasian donkeys.

Since the day was warm and the child needed a nap,
We sat in the shade on a blanket with her head on my lap.

We ate our lunch as I watched our dreamer,
Who woke and ate hers then pointed up at a lemur.

"Julian" cried the child, "Thats right" cried her mother,
And I looked from one grandkid to another.

When we got home, the child ran to prove it.
In Madagascar, thats a Julian who likes to move-it moveit. 

Copyright © William Kershaw

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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 8:36:00 PM
    CONGRATULATIONS WILLIAM, on having your poem featured on the soups Home Page. Love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:57:00 PM
    William, , Congratulations on your Featured Poem of the week. Nice seeing your poem on the front page... always~ Linda :)

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 12:29:00 AM
    Quite nice, charming.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 5:30:00 PM
    This put a smile on my face that is still there. Mahalo and congrats on this little gem being featured William!

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 8:34:00 AM

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 7:28:00 PM
    funny I love that lemur--move it, move it!!

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 1:16:00 PM
    This is adorable!

  1. Date: 10/18/2010 9:09:00 AM
    Thankxxx Will appreciate your sweet comments on my poetry today... hope u week is wonderful..with luv..always..

  1. Date: 10/8/2010 1:08:00 AM
    Full of joy, full of fun, my kids do the same, thanks for the smiles.

  1. Date: 10/3/2010 1:35:00 PM
    Its so lovely to read you and congrat. On this gem!lady C,LOL!(tmfvs)

  1. Date: 10/2/2010 3:21:00 PM
    I watch these with Miranda ..A young seventh grader who comes to my home after school until her mother picks her up after work..Also, Caleb my grandson loves to watch the Madagascar, also..It is amazing what children learn these days from the movies, songs, and book to which they are exposed...I am glad that you wrote this one and I am glad that I chose it to read..Congratulations on your win in the contest...I was gladden at your kind comments on my work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/25/2010 11:37:00 AM
    adorable poem, congrats on your win in the contest

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 9:21:00 AM
    What a joy to read William, and what pleasure you must get reading it to you grandkids. Many congratulations on your wonderful win >> James

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 9:18:00 AM
    Congrats Will on your big win in the Zoo contest.. a superb poem... enjoy your win this happy weekend..with luv...

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 7:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win William in Barbara Gorelick's contest "Tales From the Zoo". It is an honor to be on the winners list with you. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/24/2010 4:51:00 AM
    A delightful trip to the zoo, William. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:23:00 PM
    Kids are so smart these days with their beautiful stories and shows on tv. Great poem. congratulations. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 10:40:00 PM
    Congrats on your 3rd place win in my contest..Tales From the Zoo..I thought this one was just adorable...I love Julian..BG

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 11:57:00 AM
    very cute write..Take care~Deb

  1. Date: 9/15/2010 4:38:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading your poem today. Love Scarlett