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Dear Patience was a hasty girl
Whose rising claim to fame
Was throwing toys and 
tantrums and
Not acting like her name.

And when she didn’t get her 
She’d stomp her little feet
Or stick out her big, nasty 
At any one she’d meet.

One day she whined and cried 
out loud
“I wanna see the zoo!”
So off they drove to make the 
Before her temper grew.

While father treated her to 
And bunches of balloons,
She teased the wading polar 
And scared the young baboons.

Distracted by a tiger’s roar
She ran on towards the cage,
Enchanted by his fiery stripes
Zigzagging ‘cross the stage.

“Oooohhh, can I pet the pretty 
And give him some popcorn?”
When mother firmly told her 
She scowled at her with scorn.

“Alright, alright,” her mother 
“Just don’t go in the pen.”
But no one read the posted 
“All Tigers Feed at 10”

Dear Patience did not stop to 
That tiger wasn’t tame,
And soon enough she earned 
A brand new claim to fame.

When she waltzed in the cage 
and said,
“Sit down, big tiger, sit.”-
Her parents lost their Patience 
Now tiger’s full of it!

By Susan Burd © 2011

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  1. Date: 10/12/2012 4:53:00 PM
    You know where is prompts you to give each poem a rating. Might as well just default to 7 for yours cause that all I'm ever going to give you! DEEELIGHTFULLLLLL!

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 9:38:00 AM
    Kindly written. Good work.

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 8:50:00 AM
    A fun and well written poem Susan. :) oxox love Anne-Lise :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 10/10/2012 8:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will have a lot of fun to share your poems here with us. :)
  1. Date: 10/10/2012 8:15:00 AM
    i enjoyed ur poem.have a nice day

  1. Date: 10/10/2012 7:06:00 AM
    This is a really fun poem. Reminiscent of Ogden Nash. And the last stanza is hilarious. And the word play. "Her parents lost their Patience" I love it. Great write. I'm looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Burd Avatar Susan Burd
    Date: 10/10/2012 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Jon, Thanks for the supportive comments. I enjoyed reading your poems too-especially "Road Kill"