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A Cow Is A Cow: In which I did not know where I was going until I got there.
Posted by The One True Stickman, Mar 13, 2012. 4228 views. ID = 5448

A Cow Is A Cow

Posted by The One True Stickman, Mar 13, 2012. 4228 views. ID = 5448
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Now *this* is a prompt I can do. More cowbell, please.
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A cow is a cow,
Unless it is a sea cow -
Which is not a cow
And which you cannot see
(Because it is extinct),
Though it is supposed to be
Rather like a Manatee
Which munches upon leafy things
But lives in water and loves to swim
(And looks a bit like a sausage).
Unlike a real cow,
Which only floats when it must
Or wallows to escape the dust,
But generally stays on land
And chews its cud.
Seldom does it get out of hand.
Unlike a toothy cow,
A very fearsome and horrible beast
And NOT content with leafy feasts
But they only live in Skree,
Where none of us shall ever be
Except in imagination.
Unlike a real cow, which is real
And suddenly boring.

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Comments


Douglas
Mar 13, 2012
Any poem that includes an Andrew Peterson reference is exceptional in my book! ;)
   ~Posted by Douglas, Mar 13, 2012

Laura
Mar 31, 2012
Very clever! I like it. :-)
   ~Posted by Laura, Mar 31, 2012

Hannah
Jan 19, 2013
haha. Love it :)
   ~Posted by Hannah, Jan 19, 2013



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