Animals

These are all poems about animals that were based on real news stories and headlines.

The Wall Street Journal – March 30, 2017

Those colossal chronographs and daunting dive watches are starting to look tired. The next tick trend: Compact faces that are less in-your-face.

Watch fashion shifts are strange.
About face! It’s time to change.

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Reuters Oddly Enough – January 18, 2017

The artist behind the exhibition entitled “Strong and soft touches” is a 423-kilogram (930 pound) brown bear named Juuso who uses his body, especially his paws, as brushes.

Bear smudges and drips may seem funny,
But, it’s hard for a bear to make money.

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OZY NEWSJanuary [], 2017

This stings. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declared that the once-abundant rusty patched bumblebee, one of the most common American bee species, is officially endangered. In recent years, pollinator populations have taken a nosedive because of habitat loss and pesticides.

Pesticides, pollution toll the knell,
As bees buzz, “I don’t feel so well.”‬

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Reuters Oddly Enough News – November 15, 2016

A new species of frog, whose groin flashes orange to scare away predators has been discovered in Australia.

[Box]A froggy and novel mode of defense:
“Don’t mess with me. See, I’m IMMENSE.[/box]

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stopthetextsstopthewrecks.com

DRIVING FACT
Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America’s roadways. In 2014, there were 3,179 people killed and an estimated additional 431,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers.

Texting while driving from hence to thence,
Has unintended consequence.

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