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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

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photo credit: Chip Ghigna

Giraffe Party

Why are we divided
And put in little boxes?
America is not a zoo
Of monkeys, bears and foxes!

Red and Blue and Black and White.
Who came up with these games?
Let's all be one and have some fun
Instead of calling names.

Elephants and Donkeys?
They're only good for laughs.
Let's all stand tall and have a ball--
Let's all become Giraffes!

©Charles Ghigna


Anastasia Suen said...

Thanks for participating in Poetry Friday!

jama said...

Hear, hear!

Donna Smith said...

It could become
a boring game
If every person
Thought the same
Perhaps we just need
Equal sides
And work on growing
Thicker hides!

Ruth said...

I sent this one to my mother this morning -- she is a giraffe fan, and enjoyed it very much.

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Fun, positive poem, Charles!. Although personally, I'd rather be a platypus because they're made up of a little bit of everything!

Mary Lee said...