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The Purpose

Every single creature,
From the moment of its birth,
Has a reason for existence
On our humble planet earth.

Worms are bait for fishing;
Squirrels satiate the hawks.
Fishes feed flamingos;
Ducks make music with their squawks.

Crickets chirp a chorus;
Cows and chickens give us meat.
Bees make honey for the bears
And birds are here to tweet.

Lions balance zebras;
Sheep get shorn to give us wool.
Alligators gulp down prey
To keep their bellies full.

Butterflies spread beauty;
Beavers gnaw down extra trees.
Goats spend hours grazing
To produce that creamy cheese.

Every creature’s purpose,
And I guess this is a stretch,
Seems to outdo man’s intention,
Which appears to be – to kvetch*!

*to complain or whine

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  1. Date: 7/15/2013 1:52:00 PM
    Sheep's get shorn for wool. This is my nose. Please don't bite it off.:) Some people never do find a reason or a rhyme. But you have found a way a day to do it every time.

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 11:02:00 AM
    I like this, Ilene! So true! Love, Kim