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Animal Poems by Teya Ballenger

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Animal Poems by Teya Ballenger

  1. 1. Animal Poems By Teya Ballenger
  2. 2. WOLF-First Wild Dog 
 by Charles W. Russell Howling high on a mountain top, Sending shivers up my spine, Stands a lonely sentinel Calling to others of his kind. The last of a vanishing breed. His crime -- the need to eat. His mate has a liter waiting, For Dad to bring home some meat. Ranchers say he's a threat To the little ones in their herd. But to hunt him to extinction Is meaningless and absurd. A way has to be found for all God's creatures to coexist. To bring harmony and justice To Wolves, and Gorillas in the mist. So, before you condemn him, Or shoot him -- even worse Remember the Wolf, like Indians Inhabited this land first.
  3. 3. Wolf Poem Analysis I picked this poem because I love wolves. It brings attention to how the wolves are dwindling in number. It shows the typical human behavior toward wolves and then resolves with humans and animals needing to learn a way to live together. The poem also gives the honest truth about wolves and Indians being the original natives to the land. This poem exhibits free verse and imagery which make it seem like a story.
  4. 4. Lion by Mary Britton Miller Of every single living thing,
 In forests where the wild beasts prey
 Upon each other night and day. Your fearful roaring used to make
 All God‟s other creatures quake.
 When in the jungle with a rush
 You crashed through trees and underbrush. But now you‟re prisoned in the Zoo,
 And nobody‟s afraid of you;
 You‟ve thrown yourself upon the floor
 Too sorrowful to even roar. Lying in the dust, instead
 Of holding high your kingly head;
 O lion, you were made to be
 Proud, majestic, wild and free. Jungle, forest, glade and fen
 You will never see again,
 Rest your poor head upon the floor
 Try to sleep a little more.
  5. 5. Lion Poem Analysis  This poem talks about the downfall of the mighty lion. The lion used to be considered the king of the jungle, but now he lies with his head on the ground in a zoo. This poem is true and is the reason I chose it. The poem uses end rhyme. This makes the poem rhyme at the end of the verses.
  6. 6. The Eagle 
by Emily M. Parris

 The eagle is a magnificent bird
 Who soars with graceful ease
 He's a symbol of our heritage
 As he glides upon the breeze

 He's a symbol of our freedom
 In his soaring boundless flight
 A beacon for humanity
 And a splendid, noble sight

 His huge wingspan maneuvers him 
In boundless soaring flight
 Oh eagle, in your majesty May we follow you tonight
 May we soar like eagles on the wings
 Of dreams composed of light 
Oh, eagle, in your splendor
 May we follow you tonight
  7. 7. Eagle Poem Analysis  This poem shows the beauty of the eagle. It also tells how the eagle represents America‟s freedom. I liked this poem because it showed the magnificence of the eagle rather than the destruction. While describing the eagle, it almost made me want to fly with it. The poem uses end rhyme and imagery which makes it feel kind of magical.
  8. 8. Cheetah's chase Dave Pass The sun shone down on the African plain. The trees and the grass were short of fresh rain. Giraffes munched slowly from tall thorn bushes. Hippos in the pool were hid by rushes. The animals came to the pool to drink They weren‟t aware of the cheetah I think. The elephants were safe for they were strong. The impalas could graze but not for long. The cheetah through the long grass came slinking Its muscles tense and its eyes not blinking. It kept on crawling „til it came quite near To the wildebeest and impala deer. The cheetah charged it was ready to eat. In each second it ran eighty feet. The animals scattered and ran in fear, The victim could not escape it was clear. The cheetah bit its throat and down it came. The impala died soon, it seemed a shame. But a balance between hunter and prey Keeps both healthy and is good in a way.
  9. 9. Cheetah Poem Analysis  This poem gives incite on what it‟s like for a cheetah to get its prey. It starts out calm, then gets to the chase and ends with the capture. The poem is great because it uses end rhyme well and gives a good picture. I could even feel the beat of it. Even though something had to die, I agree that it‟s a natural balance and everything will go on as nature intended it to.
  10. 10. TIME FOR SLEEPING 
Unknown Author Now it's time for sleeping, 
The bears go in their caves. 
Keeping warm and cozy, 
 Time for lazy days. 
 When the snow is gone, 
 And the sun comes out to play, 
 The bears will wake up from their sleep, 
 And then go on their way.
  11. 11. Bear Poem Analysis  This poem is talking about the bears hibernation. Basically, the bears go to sleep for the winter and wake up in the spring. Hibernating bears kind of remind me of me because, during the winter, I‟m not really active, but when spring comes, I‟m full of energy. The poem uses free verse. I also get an image of the bears sleeping.
  12. 12. Monkey's Unknown Author Monkey's monkeys everywhere, high in the tree's, up in the air. I wish I was a monkey, cheeky and bright swinging from tree's fast as light! monkeys are cool so slick and fast, I think man was a monkey back in the past?
  13. 13. Monkey Poem Analysis  This poem describes the monkey. The author apparently wanted to be a monkey and believes that man kind were monkeys a long time ago. It uses end rhyme for every two lines. I found the poem kind of childish, but I liked it anyway. It only emphasizes the monkey‟s personality.
  14. 14. Tiger, Tiger Mark Eyre Tiger one to tiger two Tiger one says I love you Tiger two does not reply So tiger one, he starts to cry Tiger two says why you cry? Tiger one says 'you did not reply‟ Tiger two says I need not to Tiger one says why? Tiger two says I love you Tiger one says I love you too Tiger one says why oh why? Why didn‟t you reply? Tiger two says I love you I don't have to say it You know its true Now you know the reason why Tiger two did not reply Tiger one realizes why Tiger two did not reply So tiger one he starts to smile And says tiger two is very fine For tiger two is my dearest babe Whom I think of everyday And tiger two I cannot wait To see your pretty face again
  15. 15. Tiger Poem Analysis  This poem uses end rhyme until the last six lines. Most of the rhymes ended with an “I” sound. It was a cute poem that tells about two tigers. The lesson is that a lover shouldn‟t have to say that they love you, you should already know that they do. The two tigers seem like companions forever and could serve as an example for real relationships.
  16. 16. The Buffalo Mary Ann Pont While grazin' quietly a man I see so I watch him, as he watches me the question bein' who's gonna flee! I guess he will 'cuz I'm that big but I can't stand his feathered wig. So I'll just blow me, lots of snot and watch his pony spook a lot Well! it bucks to the West, lands in the East for I the buffalo, am a mighty beast. Brown and hairy, but do I care these northern plains, I will not share but! Go young Indian do not fear as your painted pony starts to rear. I shall let you live to tell the tale brave young Warrior who's face is pale as the sunset fades over mountains yonder I can't help but to look and wonder why the painted pony stands quiet and proud beneath western skies without a cloud but then I see, in the Warrior's eyes, sad tears have filled for I the buffalo, shall be killed.
  17. 17. Buffalo Poem Analysis  This poem shows how a buffalo sees an Indian. He doesn‟t want to share his land, but he spares the Indian because he wants him to tell the tale. The Indian has respect for the buffalo, but is sad that he must kill it. The poem shows imagery by painting a picture of the buffalo and Indian. It also shows end rhyme when it says “I shall let you live to tell the tale, brave young Warrior whose face is pale.”
  18. 18. Seahorse By Blake Morrison O under the ocean waves
I gallop the seaweed lanes,
I jump the coral reef,
And all with no saddle or reins. I haven't a flowing mane,
I've only this horsy face,
But under the ocean waves
I'm king of the steeplechase.
  19. 19. Seahorse Poem Analysis  The poem talks about a seahorse, but compares it to a horse. The only similarity between the horse and seahorse is the long face. Just like the seahorse said, it doesn‟t have a mane, saddle and reins and it lives underwater. This poem is free verse. This helps the seahorse tell his story.
  20. 20. The Panda by Donna Word Chappell A big old pudgy panda bear walked into McDonald's one day.
 Ordered a Big Mac, fries and a Coke, and ate it all right away.
 He paid his bill at the counter, then with a great big grin
 He pulled out a big water pistol and shot the cashier in the chin.
 He sauntered out to the sidewalk; the cashier followed him there.
 Drying his face he said, "Why'd you do that? It wasn't really fair."
 "In the encyclopedia, friend, the answer can be found."
 The panda said, and then he left, saying, "Well, I'll see ya around."
 The cashier looked it up that night. What he saw he couldn't believe.
 The encyclopedia said, "Panda -- eats shoots and leaves."
  21. 21. Panda Poem Analysis  This is a humorous poem about a panda. The panda goes to the cashier and shoots him with a water pistol. The panda tells the cashier to look in the dictionary and he would know why the panda shot him. When the cashier looked it up, he finds that panda‟s eat shoots and leaves. Instead of actually eating shoots and leaves, the panda eats, shoots, and leaves. The selection uses end rhyme to make it sound more like a poem.
  22. 22. Grey Wolf By Teya Ballenger Wolves Beautiful, tough Howling, running, hunting The wolves go running through the woods Grey
  23. 23. Lion and Hyena by Teya Ballenger Lion Furry, beautiful Roaring, prowling, catching Tree, pride, savannah, pack Running, scavenging, eating Smart, pestering Hyena
  24. 24. Stream and Waterfall By Teya Ballenger Stream Clear, smooth Rippling, flowing, calming Bubbles, curves, foam, down Falling, rushing, crashing Violent, rough Waterfall
  25. 25. Beauty By Teya Ballenger Grassy fields Complete with brown deer Deer prance up and down Grazing majestically on the grass A view of beauty to behold
  26. 26. Spring By Teya Ballenger I believe in spring The birds sing their beautiful songs The new life is born into the world The flowers bloom into beautiful sites The animals wake up from hibernation But the evil of men taint the atmosphere I believe in the beauty of nature I believe in respecting it I believe in fighting for what was my home centuries ago And I believe that all of God‟s creatures, man and animal, should live in peace and harmony
  27. 27. Disgust By Teya Ballenger Disgust is brown and green It tastes like corn pudding It sounds like someone throwing up And smells like rotten eggs It looks the backside of a baboon And it makes you feel like hurling

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