Animal Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

Image by Balaji Malliswamy


By Josie Whitehead


An alligator spends his life
    Basking in the sun.
He doesn’t get much exercise 
    And friends?  Well he has none.

He wears a scaly jacket 
    And has a longish snout - 
But if you see him in the water, 
    Well it’s best that you keep out.

He lives a solitary life 
    For he’s someone others fear.
He’d love to eat you for his lunch,
    So you stay really clear.

He cannot get a dentist now
    For dentists just won’t come.
The last time that one visited,
    He left without his thumb.

If you’d like to meet an alligator,
     Meet one at a zoo.
You’ll see him there behind the glass,
     And he’ll be studying you.

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