Nosy Neighbours

The giraffe can keep no secrets from her neighbours at the zoo,
for those nosy little creatures always know what she’s up to.

You’ll see her little neighbours all throughout each day and night,
upright atop their tree stump, staring back with all their might.

They note the time that she awakes and all she has to eat
and even when she does those plops that land between her feet.

Giraffe will often loudly moan her lack of privacy,
‘Whose bright idea was it to put those meerkats next to me?’

34 thoughts on “Nosy Neighbours

  1. This poem contained a lot of humour and was very fun to read. You have painted the image of the scene that you are trying to create very clearly through your description and overall, this was a great poem.

    • Hi Chomilka,

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment. I’m glad you enjoyed it. I wrote the poem about the Adelaide Zoo- the giraffes used to live next to the meerkats there.

      Kristin

  2. Hi Kristin
    I understand those giraffes! It would be fine if the put a higher wall in between the giraffes and the meerkats so the meerkats can’t see! How did you come up with the idea for this poem?
    Tharusha

  3. Hi Kristin
    I really likes this poem because I think it actually reflects on the actual animals e.g Meerkats are always standing on their toes so it looks like they’re gossiping. I think i would give this poem a three and a half because i think you could add in some more animals.
    Yenuli

    • Hi Tiaana,

      Thanks! I get my ideas from all around me. This one was at the zoo, when the meerkats used to be next to the giraffe, and I felt sorry for the giraffe being stared at all the time.

      Kristin

  4. I understand those giraffes! It would be fine if the put a higher wall in between the giraffes and the meerkats so the meerkats can’t see!

    Tharusha

  5. I bet that it was very annoying for the giraffe. They watched the giraffe even when he was doing his personal things! No way! I like this poem but I wouldn’t like to be that giraffe otherwise how would I react? This poem makes me feel like laughing too and meerkats are nosy. The third paragraph was the funniest. Awesome Job on this poem!

    Thisali

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