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Polar Bears - for contest

The Polar bear
Does not, you, fear;
Per its diet, you're on the table
So it will eat you, if it is able;
Other mammalian creatures
Do not exhibit this feature;
So keep yourself clear
Of the mean Polar bear

To this day, I'm yet haunted
From when a child once vaulted
A fence at the Prospect Park Zoo,
   enclosing large Polar bears, two;
The kid had been killed so long ago
But the memory of it doesn't go

For contest by Julia Ward. (If free verse is allowed to rhyme)

Copyright © Hannah Borke | Year Posted 2017


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  1. Date: 12/11/2017 1:14:00 AM

    Nice one Hannah. Those creatures seem very scary. I would not like to get in their way, Nice to be reading you again, my friend. I left the site, but always it pulls me back. It's the third time i have left. Think I will stay, this time. Have a great day, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 11/23/2017 4:18:00 PM

    You did this really well..
  1. Date: 11/9/2017 8:37:00 PM

    This is cute as the dickens, Hannah!!! Did you SEE the actual happening to the poor boy with the polar bears? I think I know what you are talking about down here. Let me go to Soupmail and make sure!! I had something else I wanted to tell you anyway.
  1. Date: 11/9/2017 3:09:00 PM

    Nicely done, Hannah, beware of the bear. Good luck in the contest. John
  1. Date: 11/7/2017 4:26:00 PM

    Attention Andrea, if you see this -- it got boosted by six, but only five were intended. Inserting this comment, added another. I'll be making an effort to avoid more. You, and no one else, will know what I'm talking about.