There Are All Sorts Of Animals On This Farm
A poem by Abacus Count

There are all sorts of animals on this farm.
There are sheep in the fields and cows in the barn,
A monkey in a tree and thereís a big gorilla too.
Itís not like a farm Ė itís more like a zoo!
Thereís a goat on a leash and a horse on the hill
And six fat pigs swilling down the pigswill.
Thereís a big hairy bear - in fact there are two.
Itís really not like a farm Ė itís more like a zoo!
And thereís a moose.
What a moose?
Yes a moose!
Not a goose?
No, a moose Ė there are all sorts of animals on this farm!


There are snakes and spiders and worms and snails.
Creepers and crawlers and things that leave trails.
There are slugs and bugs and flies and fleas.
Butterflies, moths and wasps and bees.
There are dogs and cats and mice and rats,
Ferrets and badgers and beetles and bats.
And thereís a cunning old fox, in fact thereís a few.
Itís really not like a farm Ė itís more like a zoo!
And thereís a mole down a hole.
A mole down a hole?
Yes a mole down a hole!
You donít mean a vole?
Or a fish in a bowl?
Or a tiddly tadpole?
No, I mean a mole down a hole Ė there are all sorts of animals on this farm!


There are lots of dirty birds washing in the birdbath,
A nosey goose that ganders and some ducks that like to laugh.
Thereís an owl in a tree - too-wit-too-woo!
And a cuckoo in its nest Ė cuckoo! Ė cuckoo!
There are chickens and a cockerel - cock-a-doodle-do!
A penguin and an ostrich, an Asian cockatoo
And an African stork thatís called a marabou.
Thereís a yak from Tibet, an Australian kangaroo
And a camel with the hump from Timbuktu.
A stripy zebra from Kenya, a Lama from Peru
And a long necked giraffe with a very good view.
Phew!
Itís nothing like a farm Ė itís more like a zoo!
And thereís a very pleasant pheasant.
A very pleasant pheasant?
Yes a very pleasant pheasant Ė he was given as a present!
There are all sorts of animals on this farm!


High up in the trees are some squirrels Ė red and grey.
And hiding in the leaves is an eagle, so they say.
Thereís a noisy woodpecker always tapping on the trunk
And down near the stump is a very smelly skunk.
Thereís a weasel and a badger, a beaver and a stoat
And in the water are some eels and a turtle and a boat.
On the boat live an octopus, a crab and some frogs
And there are toucans and flamingos that stand around on logs.
Somewhere nearby are a dolphin and a shark
That swim around the boathouse thatís called The Noahís Ark.
And thereís a well of fish.
A well of fish?
Yes a well of fish!
You donít mean a smell of fish?
No, a well of fish.
You throw some money in the well when you want to make a wish.
There are all sorts of animals on this farm!


Thereís a lazy old lion, a tiger and some cheetahs.
There are loads and loads of ants and some fat anteaters.
Thereís a shrewd old shrew that never appears
And a great grey elephant with big floppy ears.
Thereís a crafty crocodile with a big grinning mouth,
A North Sea seal and a penguin from the South.
Thereís a whale from the West and a wild wildebeest
And last but not least thereís a panda from the East.
Oh yes - I nearly forgot!
Thereís a pair of racing pigeons sleeping in the dovecot.
A pair of racing pigeons sleeping in the dovecot?
Yes, the racing makes them tired so they have to sleep a lot!
There are all sorts of animals on this farm!


There may be some Iíve missed Ė but there canít be many more.
Thereís even a model of a dinosaur!
With a sign around itís neck - ĎWelcome to the Farmerís Storeí.
And just past the smelly pile of what Iím not sure
Is an old red tractor with some bales of hay and straw.
And there are lots of secret dens and nooks and crannies to explore.
Youíve never been to anywhere like this before!
But if you want to visit - and I really hope you do,
Iíd wear some old clothes if I were you.
Because thereís lots of mucky mud that youíll have to walk through
And thereís poo like glue that sticks to your shoe!
So get a peg for your nose and put some wellies on too,
Then come and see for yourself Ė honestly itís true.
Itís not like a farm Ė itís more like a zoo!


© Abacus Count


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