The second Friday
For as long as I remember,
Is the Gnu Year
Of the Gnus
The Gnus appear,
From here and there and
There and here
In rain or shine, in snow or sleet,
By plane, by train, on foot, on feet,
From all of seven continents,
For their Gnu Year Conference.
Gnus of the East, gnus of the West,
Gnus in pajamas, those better dressed,
Gnus on the go and gnus in the know,
City gnus, pretty gnus,
Witty gnus and gritty gnus,
Hippy gnus (without a penny),
Whiny gnus (like my Aunt Penny),
Gnus from Manhattan and gnus from Queens,
Older gnus and gnus in their teens,
Gnus that smell, but not so swell,
Gnus of color, green and bluish,
Even gnus that don’t look gnuish,
It’s such a jolly haimish crowd,
And it’s quite safe,
No cats allowed!
Candy hearts, apple tarts,
Balloons and darts,
Zebras wearing leotards,
Clowns with hats,
How ‘bout that?
The smaller gnus
Do as they choose
The grown up ones
Sit down and shmooze,
Which means they sit and chew the fat,
They talk ‘bout this, they talk ‘bout that.
At a quarter to three
They all gather to see
Is, the star of the Gnus,
On a giant tv.
(If you choose
You’ll discover that Is,
Is the darling of media,
The toppest name,
The gnu of fame,
The gnuish Wiz
He just is.)
With the setting sun,
The day is done,
The Gnus of the World all say goodbye
With a tearful eye
And a gnuish sigh,
After that they kiss and hug,
Wash with water from a jug,
And go back home on foot, on feet,
And wait a year, till again they meet.
Thank you for reading my book!
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Gloomeris the Serious Laughing Hyena Meets Dr. Cluck
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