Today we write about animals. And so I’ve written a sonnet. The worst sonnet in the WORLD! Ha ha ha!
From the dark bush of swamp Australia
Came a beast that none believed to be real.
A Hamlet to nature’s Ophelia,
Its features a bottom of God’s deck deal.
Some might call it cheating to have all those
Handy devices. A bill, to help find
food in deep water. For swimming, webbed toes
Barbed with venom keep predators in line.
Oh fair Platypus! You kept us guessing –
Were you bird or lizard? We did not know.
We settled finally on mammalian.
Studying was hard you hid and laid low.
Platypus you are like a dream that leaves in the morning
Scuttling away in water no warning.