When Crocodiles Cry

When crocodiles cry
It makes people ask
If their tears are real
Or just a fake mask.
Old tales from the past tell
Of how they will cry
To lure in warm victims
Who happen nearby.
They weep when they stab
Their prey with their claws
And weep as they crunch
Their prey in their jaws,
And when they are done
They feel no remorse…
For crocodiles cry
When happy, of course.

34 thoughts on “When Crocodiles Cry

  1. Loved that closing line hehe

    1. Hehe thanks. I figured they would be happy while eating…I know I am. πŸ™‚

  2. Made me smile all the way through

    1. Glad it made you smile! πŸ™‚

  3. Very wise, the last two lines are real winers.

    1. Yes, the human variant cries fake tears and are secretly happy when they receive sympathy while preying on the kindness of others.

  4. LOLing! Of course! Crocodiles cry from joy, they like to roll their victims too, playing with their food, like kitty cats do!

    1. Kitty cats are a gazillion times cuter than crocodiles when they roll around with their food.

      1. Bastet says: “Too right you are…and I should know! We did have those ghastly bothersome creatures on the Nile…quite useless and ugly really…hmmm…better not let Sobek hear me say that!”

  5. Except, of course, that crocodiles, regardless of the old myths about them, can’t actually cry at all, not having any tear ducts.

    1. Aha! I actually was ready for you this time. I looked this up before I wrote the poem. They have lacrimal glands that produce tears, and while they may not technically be “crying”, they can and do produce tears.

      1. My mistake. I stand corrected. I was thinking of Klingons.

  6. If I ever see a croc in the wild I know I would cry….FOR HELP!!!!!

    1. Yeah, you and me both! I don’t trust a crocodile that can chomp me into bits.

  7. Love this. So clever. Cats would never be fooled by crock tears because they wouldn’t care why the crock was crying. Smart kitties.

    1. I call it survival instinct. πŸ™‚

  8. Shards Of DuBois August 10, 2013 — 9:19 am

    LMAO πŸ™‚

  9. Haha I did not expect that ending. It made me laugh, and I love the last line – so abrupt, so matter of fact, like I was silly to not have known πŸ™‚ You should write a “When Sharks Cry.” It is shark week, after all.

    1. Ah, sharks would be difficult as they do not have lacrimal glands and cannot produce tears, and I have a hunch that would upset at least one reader that I have here. But I’ll try to see what I can do. πŸ™‚

  10. Aww poor crocodile…lol
    Interesting poem. I never thought or knew crocs also cry and that could be so amazingly depicted in poem πŸ™‚

    1. I wouldn’t quote me on any of this lol. πŸ˜€

  11. Loved the snappy (get it? hehe) pace, and zesty rhyme and ring to this fun piece. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

    1. Lol glad you thought it was fun. πŸ™‚

  12. Cutest thing I’ve read all day. Made me smile. Thanks for sharing πŸ˜€

    1. So happy it made you smile! πŸ™‚

  13. Hahaha! Awesome poem! =D

    1. Glad you thought so! πŸ˜€

  14. Nasty buggers too… kinda like clowns with the painted on tears or smiles…hiding the evil that lurks within. (Can you tell I hate clowns?)

    1. The evil lurking within a clown reminds me of Ronald McDonald.

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