Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Living With ME Is Like Living In A ZOO! ! .......[my animal qualities; humor]


It’s not MY idea for a poem title, but
my wife’s, whose got me in a bridal bridle.
She’s lived with an animal before, but
NOW, in ME, she’s got near-a-score!

A score of animals, like in a zoo;
I’m more of an animal than she or you.
It’s true, I really AM a True-human, .....but
animal traits in me are always bloomin’.

I’ve got a gorilla-sized head on my shoulders;
elephant-like hairs are on my broad back;
sometimes I smell nearly like a skunk;
like a penguin, in my feet, heat I lack.

I drink liquids like a humped-camel;
I eat like a pig at his last meal;
I pick scraps of meat from bones like a vulture;
like a lion, I lick my plate. NO lie. That's for real!

I jump like a rabbit when suddenly startled;
up a tree like a squirrel, I can climb;
I walk like a monkey (or so my wife says):
I sleep like a bear-in-winter....., “OVERtime”.

I hear like an owl. [well, this one’s a lie.];
when I howl like a wolf, my wife would like to bury (me):
at some movies I laugh like a crazy hyena;
I belch like a bison, long gone from the prairie.

I’m nearly as proud as a peacock. Why not? I ask.
But I’m slow as a turtle at some chores I do.
At times I’m stubborn as a mule or wild ass,
but at times loving as a lovebird; this last is (ALMOST) true.

(Feb.2013; revised July ’13)

Submitted: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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if i COULD hear like an owl, meaning very well, then my zoo would have twenty, a score, of animals. i made this as true as i could. sorry, no photos available!

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  • Ellias Anderson (7/31/2013 12:12:00 AM)

    i can't laugh due to my nose, but this poem is just nice.(let laugh a little) har har har (omg) ! I think we all have some adjectives that come from the animals. And i agree that you are a stubborn dude. (but not like a mule or an ass)
    Well done my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Ruth Walters (7/30/2013 3:22:00 PM)

    ha ha, this is a funny poem.......at least she didn't liken you to a snake or a fish (Report) Reply

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