A poem with flair by Jenni Brooks. We love all genres of music at Stack of Books. Check out this one with a hint of rap! Another fantastic Poem of the Week!
Yo! Ma name is Ranford rainbow ‘n’ imma three-legged hound
And we’re gonna have some fun-like on a merry-go-round
Imma tell you all abowt the diff’rent kinds of species
And y’all know it so well, just like you know your A B Cs.
First up is dose mammals ‘n’ they be covered in hair
Some live on da land, just like they just do not care!
Others live in da sea-as dose dat big blue whale
And they like to come ‘n’ splash us with dat big blue tail.
Some mammals are so furry you can barely see their skin
But others only have a few small hairs on their chin.
All mammals make milk so they can feed their young
And some mammals (like elephants) can be high-el-y strung.
We be movin’ on to birds and they were born through an egg
They also have some feathers ‘n’ two wings ‘n’ two legs.
If a bird hunts animals then it be called a raptor
And a waterfowl likes to swim on da water (with swagger.)
Nah the reptiles on this planet, they be scaly and tough
Sometimes snakes shed some of skin like dandruff.
Lizards they can smell tings just by licking de air
And a chameleon on da rock-it be ‘camouflaged’ there!
Amphibians be born in water but they change to da land
Their breathin’ ‘n’ eatin’ change when they get to the sand.
This special type of change is -metamorphosis
They were one ting once but they go and change in a squiff!
Nah, the fishes live in water (some in salt and some fresh)
They can breathe through their gills-even in Bangladesh!
Fish that swim together, swim together in shoals
But goldfish as a pet, they swim in fishbowls.
Minibeasts are insects dat don’t have no backbone
They are small ‘n’ some are slimy and some live under stones.
Da millipede has four legs for ev’ry segment on its body
And a bumblebee makes honey-now that really ain’t shoddy!
Now I hope you have some fun today ‘n’ learnt something too
I hope that you will learn ma rhymes, ‘n’ teach it ya crew!
Well ma name is Ranford Rainbow ‘n’ imma three-legged hound
And I hope you had some fun-like on a merry-go-round
Peace out bruh!