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Horace the Hippo Complains: Horace the Hippo thinks that people need to stop writing poems about his cousin the rhinoceros
Posted by Ferdinand, Jul 15, 2008. 1960 views. ID = 1484

Horace the Hippo Complains

Posted by Ferdinand, Jul 15, 2008. 1960 views. ID = 1484
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There are too many poems here about rhinos.
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Horace the Hippo was feeling quite lonely,
And nobody noticed his sad little pout,
With a mutter and sigh he exclaimed, "Oh, if only
My cousin the Rhino were not such a lout!

"He pokes me and prods me, and jabs with his horn,
He snorts and he sneers as he stampedes along,
He laughs at my bulk and he treats me with scorn;
His behavior is brutish and cruel and wrong!

"And I know that his name sort of rhymes with preposterous -
It's convenient for poets, I'm sure you'll agree,
But that's no excuse to compose for rhinoceros,
When instead you could write a nice poem for me!"


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This post has been awarded 33 stars by 9 readers.
This post is part of a writing prompt: Alphabet Soup - H

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Rabbit Stu
Jul 16, 2008
"And I know that his name sort of rhymes with preposterous -
It's convenient for poets, I'm sure you'll agree,"

Hey now...was that directed at ME???

Fun poem. :)
   ~Posted by Rabbit Stu, Jul 16, 2008



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