Connie Yost

Rookie (5/27/38 / Reed City, Michigan)

Big City Zoo Poem by Connie Yost


I went to the big city zoo
Saw a cute little kangaroo
And:
A muster of peacocks
A cluster of chicks
A pride of lions
(The kangaroo kicks) .
And:
A shoal of herring
A school of whales
A flight of swallows
A bevy of quails
All of their keepers carried big pails.
For:
A skulk of foxes
A gaggle of geese
A drove of oxen
A hive of bees
The feathers and furs now cause me to sneeze!
A troop of monkeys
A herd of bulls
A cast of hawks
A pack of wolves
When this bunch of animals saw the big pails,
Such a clamorous discord of rackety rails! !

Submitted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, September 27, 2013

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Written with the help of EDISON'S Handy Encyclopedia and UNIVERSAL ATLAS
WORTH IT'S WEIGHT IN GOLD

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