This poem was written for the Kreative Kue challenge from the Keith Kreates blog, see the link here:
I often wonder wistfully,
As I’m sure do you,
What do animals think about?
What in their minds, pass through?
They often stand and stare at us,
poor humans walking by,
We laugh and point and make a fuss,
They probably wonder why.
I imagine Impish Impala think
About the prank they’ll play,
On the next group of travellers
That journey past their way.
And what of the noble Gnu?
What do they consider while,
the tourists gather around them,
What makes them look and smile?
I suppose they think we’re foolish,
Standing still on our two feet,
Just to get a glimpse of them,
We brave the savannah heat.
It’s probably us and our silly ways
That makes hyena laugh,
You won’t catch them
Just to take a photograph.
And these three splendid antelope,
Of the Sable kind,
What is going through their heads?
What thoughts tick through their mind?
They look rather stern and grandly bold.
Their glance appears quite flat,
I expect that what they’re thinking is,
“Oi! What are you lot Gawping at?”
Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 18/March/2019
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