Animal Poems

Poems About Wild Animals

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?

Poetry on the Wonders of the Animal Kingdom

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  1. Whales: An Innocent Death

    • By Chelsie Woodhead
    • Published: September 2008
    Poem Bringing Attention To Whaling

    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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    • Rating 4.34
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    It was a heartfelt poem. I was really touched by it. I definitely agree that whaling should stop. Whales are my favorite animals.

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  3. Are There Paw Prints In Heaven?

    Where Do Dogs Go After Death

    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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    It's so great! I'm going to use it for a poetry contest in school.

  4. Wild Horse Survival

    • By Trish Beckwith
    • Published: November 2007
    Poem About The Beauty Of Wild Horses

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

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    • Rating 4.20
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    There is a very powerful message in this poem! Horses are a wonderful creature...very elegant, graceful, charming, and spirited! My family had three Appaloosas we use to board on Cooke's...

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  6. Cry Of Wolves

    Rulers of the night, the wilderness is your home,
    Man in his ignorance won't leave you alone,
    Strong together you hunt for survival,
    Man and his gun your only rival.

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    • Rating 4.49
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    This poem moved me. I love wolves, and they inspire me in life. Warriors of the night, never surrender.

  7. A Butterfly Life

    • By Sarah Zylstra
    • Published: June 2014
    Poem About Butterflies

    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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    • Rating 4.16
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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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  8. Wild Horses

    Thunder of hooves across the land,
    A gallant proud stallion is leading his band,
    With grace and beauty they gallop and run,
    Enjoying the freedom and warmth of the sun.

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    Incredible! This poem is so good, one in a thousand horse poems!

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  10. A View Of A Cat

    Concrete Poem

    I
    sleep on
    your bed, making
    it my own, and

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    Hello Steph, I really love your concrete poem about the nature of cats. Very true, clever, and witty, especially the tail. I've given you five stars! My own darling black and white puss,...

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  11. Animal

    Poem About Animals Having Feelings

    Picture

    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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    It proves animals have feelings too. They are the same as humans.

  12. The Butterfly

    Beauty Of A Butterfly In Nature

    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.

  13. The Eagle Soars

    Poem About National Bird Of The United States

    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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    The Eagles are large, amazing birds. While watching them you see a lot of funny things happen. We were fishing at Lake Shasta one year and sitting out on the houseboat deck while fishing, a...

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