The Snail Trail

Travelling with my home on my back and in no hurry to get anywhere

The Angry Kangaroo

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This is my first attempt at a children’s poem. I’ve tested it out on a couple of kids who seemed to like it…. one little boy said “There are a lot rhyming words in it, aren’t there?” Anyhow, here it is

The Angry Kangaroo

I have been growled at by my Mum & Dad
And by my sister too
But I’ve never before been growled at|
By an angry kangaroo.


Dogs have barked and cats have hissed
And camels have spat at me too
But the other day I was growled at
By an angry kangaroo.


I thought they just made kissy sounds
Like Skippy used to do –click,click
So I’d never imagined a sound like this
From an angry kangaroo


At Lucky Bay the kangaroos
Are a rather friendly lot.
They hop around the campsite
‘Til they find a shady spot.


But the other day when I was packing up
I moved to quick for one
And he let me know by growling
That he didn’t like what I had done


I stood quite still and calmly said
I didn’t mean to frighten you
He stood quite still and answered
“I’m an upset kangaroo!”


Well, this standoff had to finish
So I quietly walked away
And he joined his wife and children
As I thought ‘What an unusual day”


For I’d been growled at in the past before
For something I might do
But I’ve never before been growled at
By an angry kangaroo

Author: The Snail Trail

I’m a nomad who loves travelling Australia in my old campervan, Brutus the Beast, seeing amazing places and meeting fellow travellers.

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