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Sauropod Survivor Saviors (Co-written with James Fraser)

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Sauropod Survivor Saviors (Co-written with James Fraser)

Shh! Scientists can't find us, only natives know
Sauropods survived when dinosaurs went extinct
Cameroon people have spotted us many times
Please help us hide!  Our species' future's on the brink! 
 
          Email received, confirmed sightings in Cameroon
          Scientists meet, to discuss an expedition 
          To discover such creatures are living today
          We must investigate, fact or speculation
 
Damn!  The word has gone out that we may be alive
Guess leaving footprints three-feet wide was not too wise
Researchers are arriving with sonar in boats
Thirty-foot forms in rivers are hard to disguise
 
          We are now underway, West Africa we head
          In search of this wonder will these Sauropods show
          To capture them on film to learn how they survived
          Will they reveal themselves, in their dense jungle flow
 
The Jurassic Period?  They were way off base
They think that was the demise of most dinosaurs
Scientists haven't a clue, but 'tween me and you
My Loch Ness cousin's laughing; he's a plesiosaur
 
          Africa reached, camp set up in the jungle
          It's certainly different to Drumnadrochit
          Footprints, something big up ahead is closing in
          By Jove a Sauropod, i think we've found it
 
Oh, Dear!  I just stepped out of the river to eat
I'm birthing a child and needed to munch some leaves
But I think we've been spotted; this was our last hope
My daughter's our species' last female, I believe
 
          A glimpse through the trees sighting confirmed, Wow! check this
          Mother and calf, with not a care in their jungle
          How very fortunate we are to witness this scene
          We have to leave them alone; this we can't bungle

We now send the co-author tag to John Loving and James Peranteau!  Have at it, boys!!

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 7:07:00 PM
    A great collaboration, Carolyn and James! Not only entertaining but very interesting too! Congratulations on your poem being featured this week on soup. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 12:34:00 PM
    Great idea the co-author, Carolyn. As a fellow spook I like this one - instructional too. Next time I visit the Cameroon people I will be on the watch out. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Congratulations so happy to read your featured poem this week Carolyn & James. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/9/2009 7:07:00 AM
    I believe that scientists will wonder to find a new specis. Who knows waht and where some survived. I always liked the stories about Nessie. An excellent piece of writing, Carolyn. Gert

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 8:46:00 AM
    This is like a gift ! Given in waiting arms (minds),...wow,...how wonderful the two of you,..two great poets eclipsed in such a way,..no one could ever forget,..at least this poet shal'nt !!! Wonderful poetry my dear friends !!!! james

  1. Date: 8/2/2009 11:35:00 PM
    Very interesting...I loved it...the southern belle

  1. Date: 8/2/2009 10:22:00 AM
    Hi Carolyn ( and James ).. giant worms, giant eels, Sauropods and Plesiosaurs... where do they all go to when being hunted by the camera.. where did they go to survive the centuries and the great extinction... under-sea, under-earth caverns and lakes ... ? Covering their tracks by filling in their burrows behind them... Great co write !

  1. Date: 8/1/2009 8:27:00 AM
    Excellent write, I loved it. You guys do great together....Aleera

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 10:17:00 AM
    DAM!! another great lesson about a creature I hope I never come across. Enjoyed this read and also for the great story as always. enjoy your day.

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 10:09:00 AM
    Interesting write. Keep it up. Sara

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 10:58:00 PM
    Superb Caroline and James,what a Duo you are--excellent:)--charma

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 1:04:00 PM
    Well done Carolyn and James, a brilliant poem and written together magnificently, I enjoyed it immensly... Love Jo x

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 9:29:00 AM
    You and James make quite the power team Carolyn, this was a wonderful adventure through the magnificent world of creativity.

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 9:38:00 PM
    What an excellent poem. It is interesting, and flows together perfectly. The style and subject work together very well. You two did a great job on this. Note: I think that dinosaurs-reptiles, except for the surviving few, became extinct because they finished their task on earth. I think that they breathed in amonia rich air loaded with methane and exhaled carbon dioxide needed by plant life. In turn, the plants exhaled oxygen in prep. for mammals, etc. The job finished> extinction. Love, Dane

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 6:16:00 PM
    Great fun, chaps! Brilliant effort against the clock! Thanks for your comments on "John Lennon". Glad someone got the imagine reference! The animal epigrams are for a bestiary, so expect more ...

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 4:18:00 PM
    Magnificent! Carolyn and James! what a ride to survive! BRAVO!!!!! jimbo....and thanks for your kind comments! Carolyn!

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 3:59:00 PM
    If you ask me. I don't think they missed it at all. I'm pretty sure that they made it. With Many more to come. Some where on this planet a mad scientist with no regard to ethics created this monster and dumped it. Like someone putting an aligator in the sewer. Jurassic Park only gave light to the possibllity. God was right "Nothing will be withheld from them."

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 2:56:00 PM
    Well done , you dymanic duo. Lets introduce them to my Bigfoot. BG

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 1:36:00 PM
    This is really cute, the narration this, God bless, Moses

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 9:39:00 AM
    Things that make ya go hmmmmmm. Light & Love Adventurers