Mainly from Oz these Really Awful Creatures Woz


Platypus cropped

If pandas emanate from
And panderingly sing with
 a euphonium,
Emus-ingly, while emus
 emu-late them too
In voices that would truly
 make a kanga rue
The hearing of it; how, then,
 could Koala Bear
To ko-al’a way to hear it
 and not bear a share?
A platypus might build on
 with its ducky bill –
Though neither puss, nor platy,
 he’d get quacking still!
If gaiters worn in alleys
 alligators are,
As snappy wear for ankles
 they’d be up to par!
They’d join the kookaburras
 in the panda’s song;
But surely cooking burros
 in a pan does wrong? 

(This scene’s set in Australia,
 where they’re barking mad;
‘Cept pandas come from China …
 but they’re just as bad.)

*You were warned!
© Colonialist (May 2009) Revised September 2014 (WordPress)

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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19 Responses to Mainly from Oz these Really Awful Creatures Woz

  1. gipsika says:

    Col thanks for stopping in yesterday! 🙂 Muchos appreciated! Think we ought to hold regular author interviews in the P’kaboo Book Club?

    Btw this awfulness is awesome.


  2. The Asian says:

    Only you could come up with such an awful rhyme 😉


  3. Your mind must be a very interesting place to explore! 🙂


  4. Do you really think you need a pun alert on here? 😀

    I always remember going to Regent Park Zoo with my cousins new boyfriend/fiancé/husband.

    ‘Look,’ said my dad, ‘these animals are dangaroos.’ So Brian and I looked for them, expecting to see some relative of kangaroos, but only saw lions and tigers. Eventually my dad pointed out the ‘these animals are dangerous’ sign. Cousin was wetting herself that her bloke had been caught by my dad’s silly joke.


  5. woof, woof – yes we are 😉 very punny stuff #hooray


  6. Very punny. A bacchanalia of animalia


  7. chattinatti says:

    Lol! I enjoyed that! 😀


  8. Warned or challenged? Punny reading always welcomed


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