by Bruce Lansky
A pussycat that quack, quack, quacks.
A bird that says meow.
A doggy that says oink, oink, oink.
A duck that says bow wow.

A pony that sniffs catnip.
A turkey that eats fries.
A cow that drinks a milk shake.
A turtle that loves pies.

A timberwolf that yodels.
A bear that rides a bike.
An ape that juggles melons.
A pig that loves to hike.

They’re just so entertaining—
I like them more than sheep.
I count them and I’m smiling
as I drift off to sleep.


Text © Bruce Lansky reprinted from If Pigs Could Fly...and Other Deep Thoughts, published by Meadowbrook Press. Illustration © Stephen Carpenter. Any copying or use of this poem or illustration without consent is unlawful.

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