JOSIE'S POEMS

 

Animal Poems for Children

By Josie Whitehead

Image by Balaji Malliswamy

ALLIGATORS

By Josie Whitehead

Alligators

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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