Thursday, November 18, 2010


He was skinny and tiny and light.
I know it sounds weird
But he's now disappeared,
Hanging-on to the end of a kite!
See my blog of 11/1/10 to learn more about this alphabetical meme.


An old one for good measure.


Next time you meet a kangaroo,
Possibly when you're at the zoo,
Consider its intrinsic worth
As a saviour of the earth!
I learnt today that its 'emissions'
Are favourable to earth's conditions,
Unlike those of the dairy cow,
Who's fallen out of favour now.
We like its milk and gentle eyes
But it's pretty lethal otherwise.
We're grateful for the milk and cream
But we aren't too pleased when it 'lets off steam!'
Sadly the gentle creature tends
To exhale methane from both ends!
Methane, as I'm sure you know,
From items on the radio,
Is a really nasty 'greenhouse' gas.
(Forgive me for being rather crass!)
A quarter of all mankind's pollution,
Comes from the cattles' contribution!
But here's the really important news ...
Cows eat grass as do kangaroos:
But the latter, 'emitting' with might and main,
Never produce any bad methane!
It seems bacteria deep inside
Keeps their gases purified!
So what of the future? Are we needing
The useful results of inter-breeding?
Or can there be a neat correction
With a pro-bacterial injection?
Will cows, world-wide, soon be replaced?
Will human-beings change their taste
To kangaroo milk, cream and steak?
It'll be an enormous change to make!
Cows just stand and ruminate;
Kangaroos are less sedate!
Imagine herds of bounding creatures
With very, let's say, 'quirky' features,
Living behind enormous fences
Built as part of a farm's defences!
Will kangaroos become, I wonder,
Not just an oddity from Down Under,
But will we one day find them swarming,
The shock troops defeating Global Warming?


Margaret Gosden said...

I wonder when and why kangaroos became upright?

Vinay Leo R. said...

LoL :D he's so light? shucks..! hope they find him hanging on to a telephone pole :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your silliness...the limerick form is so fun, isn't it?