Poetry With A Mission



...a thought provoking poetical exercise.

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Just For Kids

Do you know why cows go moo? I do! Which I’ll share with you:
They’re just communicating. If you were one, you’d moo too.
They mill about on the grass and nibble at it all day,
Yes, walking all over their food — disgraceful manners, I say.

Do you know why bullfrogs croak? I do! Which I’ll share with you:
They’re just wooing lady frogs while awaiting flies to chew.
As soon as a fly appears, it’s nabbed by the bullfrog’s tongue,
And into the bullfrog’s tummy it’s very speedily flung.

Do you know why lions roar? I do! Which I’ll share with you:
They’re the ‘King Of The Beasts,’ so they’d hardly just go, boo.
They like to let others know that they are in charge, okay?
So, roaring very loudly, is simply a lion’s way.

Do you know why roosters crow? I do! Which I’ll share with you:
They think that they rule the roost, and I guess that could be true.
They knowingly raise their heads and crow, “cock-a-doodle-do,”
Which early in the morning is hardly the thing to do.

Do you know why parrots squawk? I do! Which I’ll share with you:
They’re wanting your attention, they’re showoffs, and clever too.
Things that you repeat to them, they will soon repeat to you,
So, I’d be rather careful, lest the air turn black and blue.

Do you know why kittens meow? I do! Which I’ll share with you:
They’re always asking for food, just like teenagers do too.
They keep rubbing ’gainst your legs till you finally give in,
And then the little rascals once again their meows begin.

Do you know why puppies bark? I do! Which I’ll share with you:
They just get so excited, they’re wanting to play with you.
They love to chew on slippers, and little kittens pursue,
And the reason why they do, you can share with others too.

By Lance Landall



Same poem as above but with a slight difference.
Children might prefer and like joining in saying -- "because they do!"



Just For Kids

Do you know why cows go moo? I know why — because they do!
They’re just communicating. If you were one, you’d moo too.
They mill about on the grass and nibble at it all day,
Yes, walking all over their food — disgraceful manners, I say.

Do you know why bullfrogs croak? I know why — because they do!
They’re just wooing lady frogs while awaiting flies to chew.
As soon as a fly appears, it’s nabbed by the bullfrog’s tongue,
And into the bullfrog’s tummy it’s very speedily flung.

Do you know why lions roar? I know why — because they do!
They’re the ‘King Of The Beasts,’ so they’d hardly just go, boo.
They like to let others know that they are in charge, okay?
So, roaring very loudly, is simply a lion’s way.

Do you know why roosters crow? I know why — because they do!
They think that they rule the roost, and I guess that could be true.
They knowingly raise their heads and crow, “cock-a-doodle-do,”
Which early in the morning is hardly the thing to do.

Do you know why parrots squawk? I know why — because they do!
They’re wanting your attention, they’re showoffs, and clever too.
Things that you repeat to them, they will soon repeat to you,
So, I’d be rather careful, lest the air turn black and blue.

Do you know why kittens meow? I know why — because they do!
They’re always asking for food, just like teenagers do too.
They keep rubbing ’gainst your legs till you finally give in,
And then the little rascals once again their meows begin.

Do you know why puppies bark? I know why — because they do!
They just get so excited, they’re wanting to play with you.
They love to chew on slippers, and little kittens pursue,
And the reason why they do, is simply — because they do!

By Lance Landall



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