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The Dik-Dik's Dilemma

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The Dik-Dik's Dilemma


The Dik-Dik is an antelope
Who longs to be a misanthrope

But since he “pronks”, instead of lopes,
He doesn’t really have a hope …





* “Pronk” is the name of the dik-dik’s jaunty little bounce when he runs.
 It is an Afrikaans description.


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  1. Date: 7/29/2009 7:17:00 AM

    Delightful little prancers of the serengeti, lovely epigram>>James

  1. Date: 7/28/2009 7:37:00 PM

    wish I could 'pronk'........luvin' it! jimbo

  1. Date: 7/27/2009 6:59:00 AM

    Love this one. Sara