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I ask thee, Giraffe
not simply for my behalf
Why is thy neck so long?
What value do thy gain,
of something of such strain?
Your spots neither hide nor display you
Help or hinder too
Your neck so long,
you simply don't belong

So again, I ask thee, Giraffe,
Not simply for my behalf,
Why are you here?
Did you simply appear?
What purpose do you serve?
Or is the answer reserved?

And the Giraffe simply said,
With a tilt of his head,

Why Not?



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Kaili said...
Apr. 8, 2012 at 9:43 am
I love it! It's an interesting way you wrote it with the old English and all, but it worked well with it. And it is true, giraffes don't really seem to have much of a purpose, they're just kind of threre. Great writing!
 
TTTeeSS said...
Mar. 31, 2012 at 8:33 am
I love it! So you! But isn't this one after Ogden Nash?
 
MaddiK replied...
Apr. 1, 2012 at 5:21 pm
It wasnt supposed to be, but it kind of turned out a ittle bit more like it than the Tyger! Tyger! one....
 
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