Mr Giraffe

by Beyond the Tail


Well Hello there, Mr Giraffe!

Look at you with your head in the trees,

What wonderful colourful patches

And funny knobbly knees


It’s a wonder you don’t fall over,

Reaching up there for your meals

But maintain elegance and composure,

Like a lady in stiletto heels


I much prefer you to a zebra,

Black and white is so last year

And stripes are simply nothing,

Against your smart patchwork fur


And you have such a gentle face,

Compared to the mean buffalo

You don’t feel rushed like a cheetah,

But take things nice and slow


I’m not worried that you’ll eat me,

Won’t rip me with tooth and claw

Your gentle voice won’t scare me,

Not like a horrible roar


No, I feel you would be courteous

If you spoke, you would say, ‘Good Day’

A gentleman of the Savannah

Going on his merry way


My long eye-lashed, long legged friend

You’re my favourite I suppose

For your special giraffe gentility

From your head to your little hoof toes