Animal Poems

The animal kingdom is filled with almost an infinite variety of creatures. Scientists discover new species and subspecies every year. Each one is a wonder unto itself and one could labor for years to uncover its secrets. It is an unfortunate fact that the closest that most of us get to wildlife is through bars at the zoo. Our urban lifestyle has the effect of cutting us off from the glorious world of the animal kingdom. Every animal has a lesson to teach us that we are not hearing. We may think that we have evolved away from contact with animal kingdom, the question is, at what cost?

Nature Poems about Animals

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Beauty Of A Butterfly In Nature
The Butterfly

The butterfly is a thing to behold,
with colors more beautiful than gold.

Flying hour by hour,

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You are so right!! I live in the country, where nature is so obvious around us. We need to take time to smell the roses. It's a beautiful feeling.

Poem Bringing Attention To Whaling
  • By Chelsie Woodhead
  • Published: September 2008
Whales: An Innocent Death

As the gentle giants swim through the sea,
Not expecting a thing,
A sharp metal object is heading their way,
And they feel a sharp sting....

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Wow! I wrote this poem when I was 14, I am now 20. I didn't think much of it at the time, but to see everyone's comments about it, and even the fact a teacher chose it for an assignment,...

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Are There Paw Prints In Heaven?
Are There Pawprints In Heaven?

I hear of a place that is made of gold,
a place where we shall never grow old,
But one answer I have not heard at all,
will there be paw prints from my little dog?...

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I know a little boy who had a cat. When his cat died, he went outside, looked at the sky, and told his dad he thought it would take 45 minutes for the cat to get to heaven. He told his dad it...

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  • By Misganaw Chekole
  • Published: January 2009
Beauty Of Love

as I whisper goodbye to nature
with this tiny bird in the palm of my hands
beautiful golden colors start to surround me
smelling a hint of heaven in my soul...

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  • By Dave Whitton
  • Published: June 2014
March Of The Penguins

The Emperor penguins march, slip and slide and march.
Males and females, side by side, follow their instinct
To a meeting ground - a mating ground- then stop.
Males preen, while the females, outnumbering the males,...

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Poem About A Wild Horse
  • By Trish Beckwith
  • Published: November 2007
Wild Horse

Aloft the wind
I ride the night sky
I see the world through a much different eye

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Yikes, this is a very powerful poem, every word in its perfect place. I have but one question, and that is how long did it take to write? In addition, I feel this comes from someone with a...

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Poem About Animals Having Feelings
Animal

I was born one day to the sunny sky;
The light was quite a surprise.
My mother fed me and kept me warm,
While I was small in size....

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Poem About National Bird Of The United States
The Eagle Soars

Our American Bald Eagle stands bold and proud
Representing our nation's liberty,
Soaring effortlessly above the shores
Peering down at the majestic sea. ...

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Poem About Butterflies
  • By Sarah Zylstra
  • Published: June 2014
A Butterfly Life

As the caterpillar sleeps inside its cocoon
Like a baby wrapped in her blanket
She waits and waits until she blooms
Into a beautiful new life ...

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This poem caught my attention at the very last moment and I had given it to my 10 yr old daughter for memorizing within an hour for her elocution contest and to my surprise she was selected...

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