[envision crayon sticks dressed in adorable outfits]
The naked crayons went out to play.
“Yippee, whippee,” they cried as they rolled in the hay.
Cathy, the cow, ambled into the barn.
“What are y’all doing?” she drawled with a note of alarm.
“We’re searching for jackets and hats with ear latches,
‘Cause winter is coming…And we naked crayons will become so hard and so brittle,
If we don’t have some sweaters for the inclement weather.
So, Cathy, the cow, took them to
Gertrude, the goose, who knitted them
Jackets that were fit to be tied and as warm as a moose…So that
Everyone—tall and short or thin and fat— looked forward
To their winter sleigh rides behind the caboose of the train on the lane that you could
watch through your own windowpane!
Saola, shmayala…hard to pronounce.
When he jumped on the scale, he was more than an ounce.
Nevertheless, he remained quite rare,
Almost as much as cities with clean air.
He lived in hot Vietnam
With his long, pointy horns,
He avoided all thorns.
Some called him a saola.
But his dream was to be an adorable koala.
So furry and cute,
Wrapped around a tree branch,
Almost a glove.
Ready for a bear hug
And oodles of love.
MR. FLUKE FISH
It wasn’t a fluke or kind of rebuke
When Mr. Fluke Fish
Fell in the blackstrap molasses
‘Cause of the stress in
Shopping for his 3D glasses.
You see his eyes are up here
And across over there….
The yoga frog stuck out his tongue
In order to eat tasty morsels of young…Quail eggs!
No legs, he begs!
Just meat juicy and sweet
To make my parts so flexible and neat.
And please remove this spaghetti!
He cried to the dragonfly, who
Was hoping for calm
But instead got confetti
When he flew through the shredder
On the desk with the teddy.
Oh my! What a mess! Bear hair!
What a pair: The frog and the dragonfly
Searching the sky
Looking for, hoping for yum-yum pumpkin pie.
But instead in their eyes
Fell rays of moonlight.
They said it felt good.
Then bid all a good night.
It was raining cats and dogs (but no icky, sticky frogs)
[literal drawing/puppies and kittens]…(Ostrich and worm are covering their heads)
As Ollie and Winton cuddle together
And say with relief, Oh, what a bother!
Could have been falling on us those fat hogs
With a whine and a holler !
And a snoutful of fodder…
Pegasus was showing off his shiny shoes to Norse, the horse, and
PlumPie, the horsefly, and
MaggieMead, the centipede (who really needed lots of shoes!).
To polish all those shoes took three hours and a half!
Enough time for a cow to give birth to a calf!
The Germanic gerbil [wearing little Valkyrie hat w/upturned horns]
And the Balkan bat
Met together for tea
In their nondescript flat.
Too sweet, said the gerbil
With a throaty, loud gurgle!
Too hot, said the bat
With a big, bad splat!
So they went out together
In worrisome weather
To search for a drink,
The color of ink….