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The Animal Diet

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The Animal Diet

If I had a tail,
I'd wag it all day.
If I had claws,
I'd dig a bay.

If I had a bone,
I'd always play.
But if I had to eat dog food,
I'd run away.


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Part II. worms

If I had a beak,
Id quack to talk.
If I had wings
Id forget how to walk.

If I thought I could fly, then
Id give it a whirl
but if I had to eat earthworms,
Id probably hurl!


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Part III. grass

If I had hooves
Id stomp the ground.
If I could moo
Id love my sound.

If I gave milk
Id want a cup,
But if I had to eat grass
Id throw it up!


Part IV. summary

I hope I havent grossed you out,
but thats how animals eat.
Horses eat oats, mice eat stale cheese
and rats eat spoiled meat.

Spiders eat flies and flies eat skin,
and cats lick their own fur...

If I were not a human kid,
Id starve to death for sure!


(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

I am trying to find a publisher or agent
to represent any or all of the stories and poems
in "A Pocketful of Rhymes".
If you know anyone that can help, or have comments,
please e-mail me.Thanks!

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