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Colours Lockdown poems Poetry

Screamin’ Green

Crayola coloring sheet – coloured in by inky – screaming green

#cyw #screamingreen

Sure, you know how to make an entrance

carnivores on the lookout know just who to steer clear of when

roaming the jungle canopies

everyone gives you respectful distance

as they know if they eat you, they

might get mightily ill – and for a meat muncher

its not good if you look the same colour as your prey

night times make the herbivores smile – as you light up the pathways by moonlight

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Poetry

Heffalumps

Perhaps its my inner pooh-bear

at play but i’m

crazee about these

happy jungle animals

you’ll see they have big ears and long noses

definately adept at reaching fruit and nuts

elevated in the tallest trees

really high up

many seen in the jungle, but also seen elsewhere

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Animals Poetry Zoo

Encounter

#Fowc #Encounter #Rhino #Zoo

Armour Plated cousin of

Our dear old friend the horse

Lives off lots of green stuff

and fruits and berries of course!

With that great big horn on the end of his snout

you’d be careful when he starts running about

but he’s friendly to all who visit his lawn

and the keepers who look after his shiny white horn

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Animals

Elephant

Each line of the elephant’s hide

like its mum and dad before it, has been well earned

each wrinkle in the trunk

positioned from moving fallen trees and

hosing down his brothers and sisters

at the jungle watering hole

now – when you catch his eye – he’ll observe you closely

that’s collected wisdom collected in every wrinkle and ripple

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Animals Colours

Rainbow Zebra

RAINBOW ZEBRA – a piece by inky

You couldn’t call him Black or white

he’s far too bright for that

dashing about the serengeti

and confusing all the cats

see his different coloured stripes are such

they make the whole place smile

so the lionesses don’t grab him for lunch

they’ve left him free for a while

The hippos think he’s amazing

The gazelles think just the same

The birds think he’s a great big flower

and land regularly on his frame

The bears are all a smiling

and the little ones all make their way

to say hello to the fellow with the rainbow stripes

the one who’s made their day.

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Acrostic Colours Nature Poetry

Jungle Grass

#Coloryourworld #CYW #junglegreen

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the garden

Up shoot the blades from that packet you bought from the DIY Store

Not like your regular grass – this lot grow an awful lot faster

Going up as high as a giraffe’s neck

Local’s wonder where you disappeared to

Encapsulated by grass as you sit on your garden chairs

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Poetry

Ivory

#Fowc #Ivory

Elephant, Chester Zoo : Image captured and painted by the author

An acrostic in response to fandangos one word challenge by Inky.

It’s found in various jungles,

very few animals don’t have it

often found in the mouth you see

really the hunters shouldn’t go after it – they would

yell the trees down if the animals went after theirs

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Poetry

Four paws

Out of the dawn

And the leaves of his hiding place

Comes the king of the urban jungle

Lightly skipping towards the garden fence

And a well furnished bowl

Of the latest catch

Breakfast beckons

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Art Garden Nature Outdoors Poetry

Jungle

#coloryourworld #cyw #jungle #green #nature

jungle-green

Much more a forest

with lots more trees

a place where mother nature

can be very pleased

 

A backdrop of green

for animals to stay

and their families to thrive

and their young ones to play

 

with colourful characters

living up in their tree

living off produce

of the flora and bee

 

Playing in mud

and washing in falls

the little cubs having fun

and having a ball!

 

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Cats Nature Poetry

Fierce

Fierce

An acrostic by Inkdrop, on the true origins of the Domestic Animals in your home!

fiercecat

For some, its easy to forget – there’s no jungle here!

If you look in the eyes of your cat, dog or budgerigar

Exceptions are made about the nature of these tamed beasts

Round about now, they’re all around their territory

Chasing their prey, and with

Expectation of being tempered by what you feed them