Friday, August 17, 2018

Two Zebra Poems



I LOVE writing animal mask poems! I enjoy imagining what animals might say if they could speak to us. Here are two poems in which zebras tell us something about themselves:

 
ZEBRA 1
I love my snazzy black and white hide.
I wear it with a lot of pride.
My bold stripes help distinguish me
from other zebras that you see.
I'm truly unique--one of a kind.
We're not all the same!
Keep that in mind.

NOTE: No two zebras have the exact same pattern of stripes on their bodies. They are said to be as
different as human fingerprints.
 

ZEBRA 2

I'm black
            and white.
I'm dark
            and light
like night
            and day.

I may look like a horse
            but I never say NEIGH!
 

Which mask poem do you like better?
 
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Christy has the Poetry Friday Roundup at Wondering and Wandering.

 

6 comments:

Brenda Harsham said...

Hi Elaine, those are great mask poems. I had a hard time choosing my favorite, but I guess I'll go with the first, because the rhythm is more consistent and there are more delicious details.

Linda B said...

I like the first, tells a bit more. Have you seen this? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-44968509 I think someone shared it on FB. Too funny!

Kimberly Hutmacher said...

Great mask poems! Love these!

Molly Hogan said...

Great mask poems!

Mitchell Linda said...

Wonderful mask poems! It is fun to be an animal in words for a while. You make me want to give this a try.

Kay said...

Do I have to pick a favorite? I like both of them!