Swap Meet


Swap Meet

If a kangaroo swapped tummies
with a grizzly bear,
the kangaroo's front
would be covered with hair,
and the grizzly bear
would have room to spare,
'Cause he's got no use
for a pouch down there.

If a tortise swapped backs
with a porcupine,
they'd probably swap back
eight times out of nine,
'Cause other than shell shock,
the porcupine's fine,
but the quills
would send chills
down the tortise's spine.

If a lion swapped hair
with a cockatoo,
Nobody'd say,
"Hey, I like your new do."
Well they might to the lion (Well, hey wouldn't you?),
but nobody'd lie
to the cockatoo too.

If a mouse swapped ears
with an elephant,
that would be quite
an astounding stunt,
'Cause when hunters
would go
on an elephant hunt,
they'd think
they'd discovered
an elephant runt.

If I swapped noses
with my dog, Spot,
I'd get whacked
on the nose
with the news
quite a lot,
'Cause I'd sniff around places
I probably should not.
Guess we're all better off
with the parts that we've got!

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

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