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by Norman
Rated: E · Poetry · Animal · #2242057
He didn't want a common pet
He didn’t want a common pet
Not just a dog or cat
He wouldn’t have just anything
He wasn’t built like that

He thought about it long and hard
If he could have his wish
You know it shouldn’t be so tame
Like a tank with pretty fish

He wasn’t into snakes at all
They weren’t on his list
And rats and bugs of any kind
Were pets he could resist

No, no, he wanted something odd
Something that folks would say
“Hey, there’s a different animal
You don’t see every day”

There was a store not far away
With pets of every kind
He stopped in there to take a look
And see what he could find

But nothing there jumped out at him
No, nothing caught his eye
He left the store dejectedly
And let out a big sigh

He’d have to go on with his search
He wouldn’t give up now
Even if it took all year
He’d find his pet somehow

He checked the classifieds one day
Perused them with a glance
He wasn’t really looking hard
He spotted it by chance

It seems there was a zoo nearby
That thought that it might fail
To raise some cash to stay afloat
There was a big tent sale

Some animals were offered up
Yeah, you could bring them home
You could have a little zoo
All for your very own

Imagine walking down the street
With a rhinoceros
Or maybe you could saddle up
A hippopotamus

While those big beasts could be a blast
They might just cause a fuss
So he thought that he would settle for
A duck-billed platypus

So now he strolls about the town
He walks his new pet Bill
You’ve never seen a sight like that
I doubt you ever will

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