Thursday, April 07, 2011

Alphabe Thursday - "Z" Is For Zebra - April 7, 2011

"Z" Is For Zebra,
The most stylish of creatures,
Each one unique,
With their black and white features.

They look like a horse,
Or maybe an ass,
And just like those two,
They nibble on grass.

Their herds have been hunted,
By man, with his greed,
For skins and for meat,
When there was no need.

Unpredictable in nature,
They often are bred,
With mules and with horses,
To make them gentler, instead.

 The stripes make me feel dizzy,
When I look at them here,
The patterns seem different,
On the face and the rear!

Zebra stripes are contagious,
They are now all the rage,
In fashion and in furnishings,
They now set the stage.

I can't get to Africa,
But when I'm at the zoo,
Spending time with the zebras,
Is a fun thing to do.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) Carmen Henesy
April 7, 2011

I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday - a really fun meme!
Check it out and join in.  We'll be starting all over again in a couple of weeks
with the letter "A" so, if you missed it last time, here's your chance to get on board
from the beginning!


  1. Yes, they are the most stylish ones in wild life. :)

  2. Beautiful photos and a witty poem! I loved the one with the baby zebra:) Have a nice day!

  3. I've always liked zebras. I believe that their stripes are similar to fingerprints....... no two being the same pattern.
    I don't like the idea of using their skins though.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  4. Zebras are such beautiful animals. I always enjoy seeing them at the zoo.

  5. I have always L O V E D Zebra's a zebra print! Oh that baby is so sweet.

    Their strips are unique just like our finger prints! Pretty cool~

  6. We LOVE Zebras in our house! Great poem once again!


  7. Carmen, I LOVED this post! I don't care too much for that chair, though!!

  8. Great poem about Zebras!

  9. I've always wanted a zebra! I wonder what my horses would think if I just showed up with one someday?


  10. i love seeing zebras too, those stripes are indeed attention grabber. love your poem Carmen.

  11. that little baby zebra is so cute. But, are the black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

  12. The consideration of around the world people...
    IT will become the driving force to let Japan be Re-birth.

    Thanks to all of Warm Cordiality.

    From Japan, ruma

  13. Very cute! Zebras seem to me to be one of God's best jokes.

  14. Have always thought the zebra was a very elegant looking creature.

  15. Anonymous8:48 PM

    i love these beautiful creatures and i got very upset the other day by a friend telling me he had once hunted them and eaten them. how could anyone do that??

  16. I bet zebras would like your poem, too. Have you ever seen the animated movie, Madagascar, starring a lion, zebra, hippotomus, and one other animal? Your poem reminds me that I want to see the movie again. :-)

  17. I like your zebra post, so many stripes!

  18. magnificent creatures...would love to see one inthe wild...

  19. Great poem and photos!

  20. Oh Carmen! This was fantastic! I love the little tale you tell in each o your poems. It is fascinating to follow your writing. As always, I love the cadence of your words.

    Thanks for participating in Alphabe-Thursday. You are always a joy to visit!

    And I hope you are healing up well and got my message on the bio-oil!


  21. Love your Zebra poem and photos! Especially the baby zebra! too cute!
    Blessings & Aloha!
    Thank you for stopping by my z post...I am still catching up! And goodness, it's already time for another alphabe-thursday!!!