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READERS’ POETRY: From the Bury Free Press of Friday, March 27




Readers' poetry
Readers' poetry

This week’s poem, called Not Just Us, is by young reader Ryan Stiff

NOT JUST US

A mammal lactates, has four limbs and hair

Like horses and badgers and tigers and bears

When a hedgehog is scared, it curls into a ball

An elephant’s big, while a mouse is quite small

The world’s only flying mammals are bats

Some mammals are pets, like a dog or a cat

A bird is a creature with wings and a beak

Some animals graze, like a cow or a sheep

While some of them browse, like a rhino or goat

Carnivores eat meat, like a fox or a stoat

A spider spins webs, to catch lots of prey

The lifespan of mayflies is only a day

An insect’s an arthropod which has six legs

Lizards and chickens and turtles lay eggs

Beavers build dams by cutting down trees

Some insects have stripes, like hornets and bees

A frog lives its life, on land and in water

Rabbits breed lots, so they have many daughters

I hope that you thought my rhyme was nice

Just remember, it’s not only you with a life

RYAN STIFF



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