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Animal Poems 
for Children

By Josie Whitehead

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By Josie Whitehead


Which is the Way to the Station?
Horse in Stable

Said the little white dog to the frog in the fog:

     'Is this the right way to the station?'

'I wish that I knew,' said a large kangaroo.

     'Are you travelling by train on vacation?'


The horse said: 'Of course,' with a voice that was hoarse.

      'Travelling by road might be better.'

But the cat on the mat didn’t think much of that

     And continued writing his letter.


Said the sheep: 'Well it’s cheap, if you go in a jeep,

     And you’ll save on your fuel consumption,'

But the hen in the pen interrupted and then

     Said: 'For goodness sake, just *use your gumption.'


Then it started to rain and the dog thought again:

     'Now I’ve listened to all that you’ve said

And, with so much to ponder, I think that I’ll wander

      Back home to the warmth of my bed.'

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* use your gumption:   use your ability to decide what is the best thing to do in a particular situation, and to do it with energy and determination: ie - get on with it.

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