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What's New at the Zoo

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What's New at the Zoo

Paula parrot is my name. I once was wild, but now I'm tame
A chatterbox who likes to talk! 
Some news to share? Let's take a walk!
Now tell me what's the latest scoop? 
Oh! Watch your step! There's Dodo poop!

When I fly around the zoo, I'll likely make a friend or two
Some call it weird, or quite absurd, to chatter with the other birds
and sometimes share a joke or two, with Ollie Ostrich, and Adolf Emu

I can't deny, I wouldn't lie, I look the Cuckoos in the eye
We shoot the breeze, and share some pie 
and when I leave, with teary eyes, they flap their wings, and shout "Good Bye!"

I pass on by and say "G'day", to Hippity Hoppity Kangaroo
I greet Giraffe, we share a laugh,  a "How are you??" to Mr. Gnu!
I chat while the Chimps, do acrobats, and say "Ell...o" to Elephants...

Poor Tiger's throat is very sore.......he's caught a bug, and cannot roar!
I offer honey for his he can growl, just as before!!

For Penguins shivering on the ice...I gave them boots, and sage advice
(They are rather bashful....but very nice!)
I'll take a swim, with dolphin friends, and saddle up, my pal the Whale
He wants to know some shocking news, and promises he'll never tell.

Zack the Zebra,  in black and white, pajamas worn, in fancy stripes
I tuck him in, a bed of straw, "Sleep well, my friend and "Nighty Night!"

It seems bizarre talk to those, who live a life behind those loathesome bars...
I chat a lot, perhaps it's looney...but they have told me, "We are lonely"...

So, if you like to talk a lot....give strolling through the zoo a shot!!

For Contest sponsored by Just the Archaic Poet  ..."Personalize an Animal"  12/31/13

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:11:00 PM
    Congratulations... SKAT

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 11:23:00 AM
    Hang on to that Dodo poop, could be worth something some day! Very amusing, Carrie! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 9:36:00 AM
    wonderful and funny Carrie I love it fav congrats Shadow x smile hug

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:38:00 AM
    Enjoyed the personification and congrats on your win, Carrie

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 9:30:00 PM
    I just love love the animal picked and the.lovely zoo story dear..Lovely : )

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 8:59:00 PM
    LOL Carrie, the farmer next door has a backhoe! he gets me kinda out LOL the drive is done BUT the walk is long, sometimes too long for me to shovel. Hey maybe I can skat out? BIG hugs! Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:16:00 PM
    My dear poet Carrie; I live quite close to the Philadelphia Zoo, and once Spring blooms; rest assured, james and Noah are there to greet the lovely souls you have included in your beautiful write here ! Though, we have to visit several times through the year because our wonderful friends; the tortoises, hibernate, and when they decide to reveal their beauty and friendship, Noah and I become so the happy ! happy New years my friend ! Much love, james

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:00:00 PM
    This is a lot of fun. I like the way Paula works the zoo. I could tell you didn't just wing it, Carrie.

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 2:31:00 PM
    This is too cute, Carrie! It could be part of a fun little children's book....

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 7:54:00 AM
    Way to go..You've got the imagination..Enjoyed listening to Paula tell me all the news of the zoo..Thanks for the visit to my page..May this New Year be the best one up to this point in your life and may each one that follows only get better..Sara

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 7:39:00 PM
    I adore this lighthearted poem you have written here Carrie. Poems like this, so simple to read make my day. Thank you....Peter

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 4:24:00 PM
    Love it. As a parrot keeper myself. wonderful and so wishes. Pete.

  1. Date: 1/1/2014 8:58:00 AM
    Enjoyed the personification of Paula Parrot, carrie