Red Panda

My bushy tail
It cannot fail
To raise the cuteness factor!

My pretty face
Has whiskers, grace –
A mask just like an actor!

And my red hair
Beyond compare!
The best in furry fashion!

Because I’m fun –
You see me run???
I’m awesomeness in action!

So show some love
For red pandas
We’ll give your smiles traction!

For when you see
Little ole’ me!
Smiles… and laughs… they’ll happen!!!

Animal Sounds

Truly, in my opinion, our purpose in life is love — whether a person has it in his/her life and shares it with others. Along with ensuring access to necessities such as food, health, and shelter (and protecting life in all forms) — love is really what keeps me going. Anyway, I attempted to communicate that message with this picture book poem. Let me know though if you think it’s too preachy… 😛

A tiger grrs
A cuckoo coos
A grey wolf howls…
Under the moon

A lion roars
A possum whines
Nightingales sing…
Sweet lullabies

A puppy woofs
A kitten purrs
A toddler cries…
He can’t say words!

An owl hoots
While cobras hiss
My old clock, it goes…
Tick. Tick. Tick.

Bald eagles screech
While people speak
Some aunts they talk…
For weeks on weeks!

A cat meows
A cow – it moos
A jaguar growls…
She’s stuck in zoo!

Frogs croak and croak
Mice squeak and squeak
Big horses neigh
While goats… they bleat…

Bluebirds all chirp
While skunks – “PEE-YEW!!!”
Our noses go, sometimes….

For all around
Are many sounds!
But one alone
Is best – hands down!

Most folks can say it
Yes – you too!
The greatest sound is…
“I love you”.


Is best expressed
Through laughs, smiles, and hugs…

So now
Go practice them
Embrace the world with love…

For though it’s true –
There’s trouble too…
There’s hardship, tears, and pain…

A life with love
Filled with someones
Is truth, purpose,

And change.


Armored armadillos
Look how fast we go!
Honestly, compared to we,
You humans move so slow!

We’re quick,
We’re strong,
We have long claws,
We just can’t see that well!

But we’re the peak
Of what’s unique
Inside a bony shell!

So if you see
Those big, cute, ears
That long and slender nose

Be sure to state
How we’re first-rate
Because, of course,
We know!