Zoo – Just to Amuse You!

'I don't like it here! Stop having fun out there.'
‘I don’t like it here! Stop having fun out there.’


One fine day, I planned a visit to zoo

Alone landed amidst the fauna left so few

Treaded merrily on greenery, singing my heart out

Whilst a lion’s scary roar made me shout

‘Ah! Another visitor’, said the lion annoyingly

‘Why should we entertain you?’ said he fumingly

‘What’s the point in wasting your energy and mine?

Making us do the funny acts, do they seem so divine?’

Hearing those words I dared

Reduced the distance, still scared

Said I, ‘Stop fuming King of Jungle, watch out for your age,

Hadn’t I come to visit you, wouldn’t you be bored in your cage?’

‘The answer dwells in your question, silly girl

You humans have no heart of pearls,

The so-called king of jungle imprisoned in cage

Heartthrob of millions I was, at my early age’

‘To meet my family, hope it doesn’t get too late

I need to eagerly meet ‘em all, my cubs, my mate

I still feel them, they are waiting for me

Oh girl! Be kind enough to set me free.’

I couldn’t have done that with all my might

Turned my way, delighted by a peacock’s sight

The multihued beauty was sheltered in a metallic cage

Awe! Gloomy this beauty looked, in distress and rage

‘What is wrong? Do you want to fly?’

It turned around and looked straight at the sky

‘Show me those vibrant feathers, the fan-like crest

Guests would adore seeing you dance at your best’

‘I dance just for my love, my love for rain,

Cool breeze no more likes crossing my lane

Why do I open my feathers without my mate’s presence?

Just to amuse you, I shall do; confined in this fence’

Dumbstruck, I decided to turn my way

Walked ahead in quest of animals happy and gay

There it was! A crazy monkey, flirting and making its choice

Mimicking others and playing around, hear its evil noise

Bouncing, bouncing and dancing, dancing

It ruled as if dungeon’s dominant king

Wow! You look so happy; what’s the reason?

‘Girl! No more fun for you, ‘coz free I’ll be from this prison’.

Two giant men came forward and opened the door

Good Lord! It’ll be free, unkind humans is just animal’s lore!

Monkey screeched, ‘Meet me soon in the nearby forest

Where I meet my pals, play, eat, have fun and rest’

Happy to see the monkey’s joy, I walked ahead

Across the bushes, saw a van, a huge van in red

Giant men carried animals and dumped in the van

Shocked I was to see the sight and reckoned their plan

Why was my monkey friend inside, for what purpose?

It was clear as I read the van’s name, ‘The Great Royal Circus!’


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