How It All Began

A poem about how this whole zoo started


Palm Frond Zoo

I went for a walk one day,

Around the neighborhood.

On the street, where palm trees sway

I found a piece of wood. 

It used to be a palm frond 

That grew high in the tree.

Now, it was in my way,

And on the ground, with me.

I moved the palm frond over

Barely slowing pace-

To my surprise, it looked at me

With a little creature’s face.

It had big, black, almond eyes

And an inky, puffy nose,

Grey fluffy ears and a smile.

Who was it, do you suppose?

It starts with that Koala 

But that’s not how it ends.

Next time I went walking,

I discovered more new friends! 

Now a lion, horse, and owl,

A giraffe, ostrich and fox,

And a proud tiger prowl

In my home and never stop.

Heed these words of wisdom

That I freely share with you:

Be careful when you go walking- 

You might bring home a zoo!



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