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Animal Poems

Kid-Friendly Artwork + Poetry by Jane Muschenetz

Palm Frond Zoo 
I went out walking one fine day,
Around the neighborhood.
Out where palm trees gently sway,
I found a piece of wood. 
It used to be a palm frond 
That grew high in the tree.
But now, it was here - 
On the ground, with me.
I moved the palm frond over,
But didn't slow my 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?

A Koala was who I found - 
(But that was not the end.)
Next time I went out 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!


Tiger eyes watch me
Be still, they say, 
You have no need for fear, 
You and I are not prey.


How to soar is a secret 
Priceless, yet free -
And both of us know it,
The eagle and me.



The horse is a dancer, 

Grace, strength and speed

Are there inside her

Whenever she needs

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