Ode to the Giraffe – A Zoo Poem by Gary R. Hess

Giraffe in Sedgwick County Zoo

ODE TO THE GIRAFFE
by Gary R. Hess

Your bottle neck stretches to the heavens
for all to see and be seen.
With the trees and by the trees
your body grew towards the sky and makes believe
the world is its paradise.

Your wobbly pencil sticks give you enough power
to take on the most ferocious beasts
but yet still enough height to lift away from fears. Continue Reading

Three Poems for Kids

JACK THE TRIPPER
by Gary R. Hess

Jack trips everyone.
When a child walks by,
he hopes they fall.

He doesn’t like kids.
He doesn’t like adults.
He doesn’t like anybody.

He sticks his leg out and hopes they fall
on their face or on their knees.
It doesn’t matter which, he’s still pleased.

Jack is happy when others are down.
He laughs and shouts
and hopes they pout.

Jack is often sad.
He doesn’t have many friends,
nor parties to attend.
He laughs and cries
while others ball out their eyes.
Jack is a bully and needs our help. Continue Reading