Our Day Out

A photo of a koala bear

for Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 14 October 2020, unorthodox.

While the weather was warm, had a day at the zoo,
We saw elephants, lions, parrots and gnu.
In the Reptile House, we saw dangerous creatures,
With beady eyes and grizzly features.

At feeding time, we saw giraffes eat,
That unorthodox way that they spread their feet.
A pose which is certainly not hi-tech,
But how else would they support that neck?

The otters look like having fun,
Sleeping soundly in the sun.
Flamingos standing on one leg,
And that enormous ostrich egg.

The camel seems to have the hump,
the chimp displays his scarlet rump,
Gibbons gliding through the trees,
The rhinos doing as they please.

The penguins have us all amused,
Must not forget the kangaroos.
The pandas looking very mellow,
Budgies showing brightest yellow.

On our day out, we saw a lot,
Aardvark, dingo, ocelot,
But the highlight, I cannot omit,
Was when the monkey turned round and went to the toilet!

I fancied something childish today. It’s funny that how, no matter how old I get, toilet jokes are still funny. Probably just me…

Oh, and I found a site which allows me to record short audio clips, so if you prefer, you can listen to my poem instead. This site gives me a 90s recording for free – unfortunately this cut off the last few words, but you can use your imaginations. I’m a bit hesitant but I will improve, and thanks to Victoria for the idea.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with an estranged daughter.

9 thoughts on “Our Day Out”

    1. Hi Victoria, I have already written about my audio exploits (was going to publish it tomorrow) because you sowed the seed. It looked like the site you use is geared toward new music so I found myself a free host. And get this – these guys also allow people to leave “voicemails” for me! I have added it to my contact form.
      And yes, I was surprised to see your comment after what you said, let’s hope the WP problems are over now.


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