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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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Colours

Black

Black

Colour of night

Dark, but cool at the same time

Where would all the sun loving dudes be

Without their darkened shades

Without it

Words would be sad

With only blue to communicate

Red is angry, green so envious

Lines are clear

The pages succinct

And penguins and zebras

Can be drawn, in relief

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Animals Fun Poetry Schooldays

(Zebra) Crossing

Salford, 4th January 2017

in response to the prompt Crossing

Another day walking down Salford’s streets

networks of transport – getting round’s a treat

but something’s made me smile this new year

creating a grin from to ear to ear

Clopping across the tarmacadam covered road

making his way from his towerblock abode

A noble striped horse – on his way to the shops

off to get his tea he pops

Apples and Grains the order of the day

for the zebra and his family – at home and at play

a familiar sight for the locals about

they smile and they wave – they don’t shout

Mr Zebra works all day

whilst Mrs Zebra looks after the kids at play

and kiddie zebras go to school in th’week

playing with friends playing hide and seek

To visitors seeing them – it’s a Great surprise

and some of them seeing zebra on road – cries

“Stop fussing!” say locals – “No need for your bossing…”

“Haven’t you ever seen a Zebra Crossing ?”