Friday, September 25, 2009

I Love Animals
~by Laurie Kolp

Animals, animals big and small
Are the best friends of all

I love dogs with all my heart
Except when loose in the street
While jogging, they come nipping
Barking ferociously at my feet

I love cats with all my heart
Except when an eerie black one
Inadvertently crosses my path
Causing bad luck, I have to run

I love squirrels with all my heart
Except when they mysteriously sneak up
Like an acrobat in Cirque de Soliel
And steal my birdseed for their sup

I love horses with all my heart
Except when they don’t listen to me
While riding and holding the reins
One sensed my fear, ran amid a tree

Animals, animals big and small
Are the best friends of all


Jeni said...

Good poem! i love em too, big or small! As long as they are furry and sweet!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Sorry Laurie... I had to smile at the first lines. I guess it could do with some work, but, you know what? I love 'em to, dammit!

Unknown said...

Just feels childlike, not bad. Aren't we a funny crew?

Marian said...

hee hee! all my heart!

Anonymous said...

This has a very innocent childlike feel about it.. but I do love animals too :-P

Lolamouse said...

All kinds of dogs I just adore
Until they shit upon my floor!

They look so cute with paws that beg
And then they try to hump my leg!

Hope you don't mind my having a little fun, Laurie! I do know exactly what you mean about the animals, especially the squirrels (little devils!)

Anonymous said...

this is awesome in its badness :). funny thing, though, my kids have a few poetry books, and the stuff that's published in the name of childrens' lit... well, you're right on par!

Jinksy said...

Lolamouse deserves a gold star for her comment. The Bad Poem, on the other hand, is cringe worthy enough to forgo such an honour. Well done! LOL

jabblog said...

A very good bad poem. I agree, it has innocence.

Kay L. Davies said...

The horse "ran amid a tree" is wonderful. Rates right up there with Joyce Kilmer.

"I think that I shall never see
A horse than ran amid a tree"

Really enjoyed this, Laurie.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Peter Goulding said...

Not without a hint of Father Ted's My Lovely Horse. Beautifully awful.