Poetry Friday is hosted this week by the lovely, witty and wonderful Renee La Tulippe at No Water River – the picture book and poetry place. She is celebrating her blog’s one year anniversary and has some fun stuff going on over there. In addition to the round up of poems by the great Poetry Friday cast, she has very funny video bloopers and exciting coming attractions. So head over there quick! No tickets needed!
Here is my contribution:
Aches And Pains
“I have the flu,” announced the Gnu,
“I’m really in a funk.”
Said Elephant with discontent,
“I have a runny trunk.”
“My throat is sore and I can’t roar,”
The Lion went on to say.
“I’m in a miff. My neck is stiff,”
Giraffe voiced her dismay.
“We’re quite a crew,” declared the Gnu,
“Enough of this complaining.
I’m off to bed to rest,” he said,
“My energy is waning.”
The Elephant, away he went
To go deal with his issue
And soon the hunk with runny trunk
Did find himself a tissue.
The Lion thought,” I really ought
To have some tea with honey.
I bet I’ll roar just like before.”
He was right on the money.
The stiff Giraffe-now don’t you laugh-
Went to the chiropractor.
A week or two it took, it’s true,
Until the doctor cracked her.
Iza Trapani copyright 2013