Giraffe

Posted April 2, 2014 & filed under Notebook.

At the zoo

I saw a

giraffe.

He was as

tall as a

building.

I wanted

to slide

down his

neck.

by Lucas, age 3

 

 

Click the link above to listen to the poem read on KPFT radio by Malik Walker, an 8th grader at Johnston Middle School For the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston. The background music is “I Just Can’t Wait (To Go To The Zoo)” by Anna Lee. Produced by Susan Phillips.

This poem is featured as part of the 2014 Poem A Day campaign, a National Poetry Month celebration by Writers in the Schools (WITS) that features a different poem by a WITS student every day during April. Click here to learn more.

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Original post published: August 12, 2013

Giraffe

Posted August 12, 2013 & filed under Notebook.

At the zoo

I saw a

giraffe.

He was as

tall as a

building.

I wanted

to slide

down his

neck.

By Lucas, age 3

The Lost Giraffe

Posted October 8, 2010 & filed under Notebook.

 

 

On a sunny savannah land,
A giraffe has a friend,
One big fat hippo,
Both sit down in the sun that glows.

Exhausted and tired, from playing all around,
The giraffe stands up and hears a soft sound,
It goes to the jungle, and into the trees,
And now the giraffe must leave to see.

He follows the sound,
And looks all around,
But now, uh oh, he’s lost in the trees,
Now in the jungle; it’s too dark to see.

The lost giraffe must find his way out,
But first he must know what the sound is about,
He looks high and low, but no luck here,
The sound, hooray! It’s back in his ear!

Now the lost giraffe knows, the sound is a hiss!
He might have had an idea of what it is,
A slithery figure comes at his feet,
The lost giraffe sees he has to flee.

After realizing he’s gone,
The big hippo knows something’s wrong,
For the giraffe is missing,
Because he had heard the hissing.

The hippo told the giraffe’s parents,
And they stopped running their errands,
They can’t find him, oh how sad can they be,
The giraffe was missing, and nowhere to be seen.

The lost giraffe ran with all his might,
But now, hoorah!  He sees a dim light,
The lost giraffe is happy again,
He thinks, he will, he knows, he can!

The lost giraffe saw his home,
And saw his father, who had let out a groan,
The lost giraffe was lost no more,
He let out a mighty, happy roar.

The found giraffe had a party in his savannah,
There were lots of balloons and a big piñata,
The found giraffe was very happy,
He had lots of fun with his friends and family.

By Alejandro, 5th Grade