I was rudely awoken this morning
By a banana shoved into my face.
A monkey was giving me a warning
Chittering loudly enough to erase
The last tail of my sweet morning slumber.
I gave up; I had a monkey to chase,
When a penguin came with a cucumber
And started whacking away at my head.
I thought surely this meant that my number
Had just been called and that I was now dead.
But on pinching my arm to confirm that,
With both a penguin and monkey in bed,
I hissed once in pain, then twice at a cat
Now knitting mittens while pricking my feet,
But worse, I found, was the tap dancing rat
Who tapped my stomach to a hip hop beat.
And don’t ask about the hippo named Pete.
2018 © Sonya Annita Song
I thought it was time for something a little lighter. Hope this made you smile! 🙂
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