Giraffes are tall, so long and lanky
they never have a need for a big white hanky.
their heads are high, way up in the sky
they watch pretty clouds as the pass them by.
If they need a drink, they don’t go to the sink
they reach way down, till they touch the ground
lap up the water, like a good giraffes oughter.
They have knobby long legs shaped like pegs
and look like they’re walking on stilts, not legs.
They run really fast and never are last
so you better not race with a long tall giraffe
or he’ll be the one who has the last laugh!
Poetry & Art by Patricia Walter 1999 ©