Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Capy Happy

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A capybara is a mammal 
That looks like a guinea pig
Has been cross-bred with a hippo
But the capy's not that big!

Capybaras live in groups
Of families alongside a river
They eat fruits and plants and grasses
Have coarse hair so they don't shiver.

Of the order rodentia
Like the mouse, chinchilla, rat
Capybara is the largest
About 100 pounds at that!

 Remains submerged for 5 long minutes
"Water-pig" its name once meant
Because it's semi-aquatic
Catholics may eat them for Lent!

submitted for Poetry Jam, Humor In Poems


laurie kolp said...

Informative and funny, although I'm Catholic and you'd never catch me eating that. = )

mareymercy said...

Fun to read, and educational too! Good job!

Margaret said...

These don't sound like the kind of pigs that become house pets... at least not in a Catholic home. :)

Brian Miller said...

the thought of eating one is rather disturbing...what an interesting animal though....

darev2005 said...

**snort** Hee hee hee!

Eat them for Lent.... Hoo boy.

Pure genius.

Peter Goulding said...

That last line is a killer! Is that theologically proven? Brilliant!

Heaven said...

Hey I never knew that... thanks for sharing this.

And that rodent cartoon is funny ~

Rachel Hoyt said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Loved it! Great rhymes and I've been thinking about the capybara. They spotted one just a few hours drive north of me. :)

The Cello Strings said...

this is apt and tickling.


The Gooseberry Garden said...

cute and adorable images.

you humor post rocks.

Morning said...

perfectly written humor piece.


Evelyn said...

how adorable are you!
The happiness just jumps off the page. :)

Ed Pilolla said...

very educational indeed:)
the patches cartoon was very cute, too:)

Dangerous Linda said...

fun & educational -- thanks!

Ann LeFlore said...

So informational and funny at the same time thanks for sharing

Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Great combination of humour and information. Loved it


Bee at one said...

hihihihi I saw some once in a zoo but never thought they could be so fun. Great poem. If you want to have a look at my platypus's diary just have a look here http://beemiddle.blogspot.com/2011/09/week-in-busy-platypuss-lifeeine-woche.html It is for the Smiley Sociology Study!! Have a great Day!

The Purple said...

unbeatable humor.