The Safari Guide

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
It's just a bit of silliness that came to me after watching a wildlife show.

Submitted: July 28, 2017

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The Safari Guide

 

My job is the best job in the world.
I show the veldt to tourists, and
tell them about the lovely creatures,
but not the elephants,
they shit a lot.
 

I tell tales about the proud lions,
the nervous gazelles, the stubborn rhinos,
but not the elephants,
they shit a lot.

I let them take pictures of herds
of strong buffaloes or fast wildebeest,
but not of elephants,
they shit a lot.
 

We follow tracks of hyenas,
jackals, zebras and giraffes,
but not of elephants,
they shit a lot.
 
Sometimes we love wildlife in our camp,
funny monkeys and cute meerkats,
but not the elephants,
they shit a lot.

They come between the tourists' tents,
and defecate, which in turn always
makes me shit myself;
an awful lot.


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