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A Father/Son Zoo Trip

“Why do the Rams behave violently?”
The little boy queried of his father.
“They need all their might to fight the Jaguars,
But Jags are fast, don’t know why they bother.”

“And why do Broncos try to beat up on Colts?
Wouldn’t this be much like you hitting me?”
The unhappy father just shook his head 
“It’s competition, son, you just don’t see.”

“Daddy, this is not what I hoped to find
At a zoo like other children describe.”
“The football zoo is better than others
Some animals here throw games for a bribe.”

“But you told Mom we would see a real zoo,”
The youngster groaned, sadly eying the field.”
“Please just tell Mom you saw animals play
If she learns where we went, my fate is sealed.”



* For Barbara Gorelick's "Zoo" competition

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 12/4/2010 5:28:00 AM
a belated congrats on this win, Carolyn. You captured an uncomfortable predicament for all parties concerned...
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Date: 9/25/2010 10:30:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in the zoo contest Carolyn. I am awake already, crazy hey? Love, Wilma
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Date: 9/25/2010 11:40:00 AM
love it congrats on your win in the contest
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Date: 9/24/2010 10:06:00 AM
Many congratulations Carolyn on this gem appearing on the winners podium, go girl >> James :)
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Date: 9/24/2010 7:12:00 AM
Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Barbara Gorelick's contest "Tales From the Zoo". It is an honor to be on the winners list with you. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/24/2010 6:17:00 AM
I knew this one would win. many congratulations dear friend.
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Date: 9/23/2010 11:29:00 PM
Funny Carolyn. I guess that would work if his son doesn't tell. Congratulations. Love, joyce
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Date: 9/23/2010 10:43:00 PM
Well done LNC..congrats on a #6 in my contest. Made me laugh..BG
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Date: 9/22/2010 6:59:00 AM
Clever , clever , very clever from your talented pen . Best of luck in the contest . Write onnnnnnn , CD . Sorry to read , on Chris's blog , that you got abuse , re contests .
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Date: 9/19/2010 4:56:00 AM
Quite a lovely way to make good story in this humorous dialogue between father and son. Amuzing and beautiful with a nice funny end. My best wishes for the contest. And many thanks for your precious comments on my Poem Patradoot. I am placing two new poems one already posted on Rangoli the Poetry on Floor. Hope you would like it. Love and best wishes...Ravindra...Carolyn Devonshire
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Date: 9/17/2010 4:15:00 AM
LOL Good one. Good luck in the contest. And I hope you enjoy your weekend with friends at the real Disney World. LOL
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Date: 9/17/2010 3:35:00 AM
Awesome parody with a John Donne conceit, greatness is so often the child of simplicity.
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Date: 9/17/2010 1:27:00 AM
Very different kind of zoo, indeed. Wonderful way to put a different perspective on what we consider animals. Good luck in the contest. Dan C
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Date: 9/16/2010 7:59:00 PM
This is GREAT, Carolyn, very creative thinking on the topic of "zoos" those dang sports games are sure zoos. Luv,Andrea
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Date: 9/16/2010 10:02:00 AM
This little gem just made me giggle! A delightful entry for this contest. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments...you are so encouraging! in poetry, Dory
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Date: 9/16/2010 6:09:00 AM
lol. You have such a sense of humor and creativity - I would never have imagined putting this kind of twist in - very clever! Well done. thanks for your ever welcome commenting, Anna-Marie.
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Date: 9/15/2010 9:24:00 AM
Wow, Caroly! Loved your funny poem and wish you best of luck in the contest. Hand my anti-flue injection today and won't feel so well, but I got it eb´very year and didn't had a flue for years (not even a cold!)...Love, Gert
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Date: 9/14/2010 6:48:00 PM
AND THE VIKINGS SHALL SCORCH THE EARTH! love this poem! perfect, Carolyn! jimbo
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Date: 9/14/2010 5:03:00 PM
Loved it-got a big chuckle. Good luck in the contest. God Bless Phyl
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Date: 9/14/2010 4:39:00 PM
this should be in a childrens book and on a plaque this should also do very well in the contest great imagery used thanks for sharing and for your kind comments on my poems I am trying to get all back and what a long road it will be for a while so I will be back thanks again gl my friend in contest
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Date: 9/14/2010 3:03:00 PM
Good luck in the contest with this sure winner..Enjoyed the touch of humor..Thanks for stopping by my blog..Sara
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Date: 9/14/2010 12:49:00 PM
Kids are so honest, I am sure the truth will come out, best of luck in the contest~~
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Date: 9/14/2010 9:59:00 AM
Carolyn, I wish you the best in Barbara's contest with this humorous but naughty(dad) write. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/14/2010 4:22:00 AM
What a lovely question answer session. I can so well understand this for my little girl is just like the little boy you wrote about. All the very best the contest. And yes ginger root is widely used in India for many ailments,especially in tea form.
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Date: 9/14/2010 3:38:00 AM
Cute Carolyn ! What am I going to do with you ? *smiles* to mine favz girlie....much love, james
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