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Mother Nature's Beauty Pageant: Mother Nature held a grand beauty pageant to determine which species is the most beautiful.
Posted by Rabbit Stu, Nov 19, 2007. 4747 views. ID = 328

Mother Nature's Beauty Pageant

Posted by Rabbit Stu, Nov 19, 2007. 4747 views. ID = 328
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Mother Nature hosted a pageant last week,
With contestants of each size, each shape and physique.
There were birds and bees and sycamore trees,
Elephants, tigers, and my Great Aunt Louise.
But the question foremost on each anxious heart:
“Which creature has beauty that sets it apart?
Is there one that’s more lovely than all of the rest?
One with such beauty we’ll crown it the best?”

At last came the moment for which we were waiting,
That ended all argument, protest and debating.
Which species would win the grand beauty prize?
It wasn’t the humans, to our shock and surprise.
And though you might think it absurdly preposterous
The winner this year was our friend the rhinoceros.
For beauty, they say, is as thick as your skin
And compared to a rhino, yours is quite thin.

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Comments


Rabbit Stu
Nov 19, 2007
Whatever else you might say about this poem...at least I spelled rhinoceros correctly this time. :)
   ~Posted by Rabbit Stu, Nov 19, 2007

Rabbit Stu
Nov 19, 2007
And by the way, some sources I saw online said that the elephant has thickest skin, but elephant doesn't come close to rhyming with preposterous, so my decision was made for me. :)
   ~Posted by Rabbit Stu, Nov 19, 2007

lostcerebellum
Jan 26, 2008
I really enjoy minds that see things from strange perspectives. You have a lot of stuff I like.
   ~Posted by lostcerebellum, Jan 26, 2008



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