Poetry of
Meagan Steiner

Copyright 1997 USA, Meagan Steiner
Meagan Steiner is the daughter of Ilene Steiner (formerly Ilene Block) and John Steiner currently residing in Lexington Kentucky, formerly of Shaker Heights Ohio, Oak Park Illinois and Highland Park Illinois and can be contacted at IBSteiner@aol.com.

NEVER PLAY TAG WITH A CAT

Don't play tag with a cat,
I'll tell you that.
They'll say, "I won".
It won't be fun.
And, you'll start cryin',
You'll know he's lyin',
Because he's really a cheetah.


HORSES AND PONIES

Two great animals,
Very cool, beautiful, strong,
Super for riding.


LAKE MICHIGAN

The lake Michigan,
A Great Lake, touches our state,
Water is freezing.


POLAR BEARS

Live in the Artric,
Coca-Cola animals,
Strong and Snowy-white.


WOLF

Wolf
Strong, powerful
Running, leaping
Canines


SUN

Sun
Giant, brilliant
Flaming, Scorching
Star


MAPLE TREE

Maple Tree
Shady, leafy
Towering, Swaying
Plant


SPRING

Spring is a singing bird, free and flying about after a freezing,
endless winter.


SUMMER

Summer is a towering wave, spurting with life and fun.


ARCTIC

arctic
frigid, endless
freezing, snowing, sparkling
tundra, ice, greenery, herbage
growing, living, nourishing
forest


OCEAN

ocean
deep, wet
splashing, crashing, devouring
white caps, fish, boulders, cactus
wilting, vanishing, scorching
desert


THE CRANE IN SPAIN

Once there was a crane.
The crane lived on a plain,
The plain was in Spain,
On the plain was a train,
Above the train was a plane,
Sometimes it would rain,
And when it would rain,
The crane would go insane,
The crane would get a pain,
When the crane would get a pain,
The crane would loose it's brain,
And, that's the story,
Of the crane in Spain.


BULLS

Bulls are in Chicago.
They play basketball,
To play this sport,
You have to be tall.
But the animal bulls,
Have their own game,
Make a tower,
Is it's name.
And so, holding on with their teeth,
It's the calfs on the top,
And the bulls underneath.


UNIDENTIFIED PET

It has 3 eyes; it never cries,
It has scales; it has 20 tales,
It has wings; it has funny green
things,
It's taught to sit,
Now, what should I name it?


DEBATE

"Let's get a cat", said Mom,
They're so patient and calm,
"I want a mouse", said Dad,
"I want a Parrot" said Brad,
"We should get a Guinea Pig",
Said Ann,
"They're not big",
I want a dog,
No, I want a hog,
Sam wants a frog,
And here we are fighting,
At the pet shop in the mall,
We shouldn't get a pet at all.


CROCODILE SMILE

One day, I saw a crocodile,
Thought, I'd stop and talk awhile.
I saw his teeth,
With the tongue underneath,
So now he's alone,
Chewing on a bone,
And you can see him smile!!!!


BEARLY

There was a boy named
Teddy,
Teddy was a bear,
He never seemed quit ready,
To grow another hair,
Teddy had a mother,
Teddy had a brother,
His mother's name was Mary,
His brother's name was
Barre,
So every morning Mary,
Would run around just
merrlly,
And in the words of Barre,
I am a bear, just bearly.


DOG HOUSE

A dog house,
Has a mouse,
Mouse says to cheese,
"We have to get by that dog Mease,
quickly please."
But Mease, with all her fleas,
And Mup, her pup, make up,
And Mup swallows cheese,
And Mease swallows mouse,
Then all is quiet,
No more riot,
In that dog house.


A COOL MULE

Once there was a mule,
Who went to school,
He liked to swim in a pool,
He never did drool,
He didn't need any fuel,
That mule rules,
That's a really cool,
mule!


ZEBRA

Z - A, you may say.
That is the Zebra.
It's black and white,
It's not a fright.
And it'll never,
Leave ya.


PAWS, JAWS, CLAWS

Paws, jaws, claws,
Paws leave prints,
Paws leave hints.

Claws, paws, jaws,
Claws leave marks,
In the parks.

Jaws, claws, paws,
Jaws leave bites.....
yikes!!!


THE PUPPY

Kid: It's so cute and sweet,
Mom: It's so wild, it's not neat,
Kid: He's so very friendly to me,
Mom: He's untrained, as you can see,
Kid: He's so patient and nice,
Mom: Oh! What an expensive price!
Kid: Please! Please! Please can we buy it!
Mom: No way ! Now don't even try it!


NEVER PLAY TAG WITH A CAT

Don't play tag with a cat,
I'll tell you that,
They'll say I won,
It won't be fun,
You'll start cryin',
You'll know he's lyin',
Because he's such a Cheetah.


MR. LARLOON

Mr. Larloon is a racoon,
His friends are babboon and loon,
The live by a lagoon,
Thas has monsoons and typhoons,
Baboon owns a saloon,
Loon loves to croon his favorite tune on the
moon,
They eat prunes with spoons,
In the town of Patoon.


THE FROG IN THE FOG

There was a frog, sittin' on a log,
Above a bog, in the fog,
He couldn't see so he fell into the bog,
And bumped into a dog,
The dog was like a hog,
So he tried to eat the frog,
But the frog got out of the bog,
And onto the log in the fog,
Yeah for the frog in the fog!!


WHY HAVE?

A Flamingo's wings are beautiful things,
Although this bird can not fly,
An owl has a splendid beak,
A thing that should be used to speak,
But all it does is cry,
A racoon has a 2 spots around it's eyes,
Although why it needs a mask is a surprise,
For it doesn't need to sneak around,
A dog has paws that need no claws,
And to proceed it has no need,
To bury things under ground,
And, of course, so,
Why they need these things I don't know.


DAPPLES, BARROTS, & LOATS

In the land of Marm,
In the country of Sasarm,
There was a horse named Dapples,
Who liked to munch on apples,
There was a horse named Barrots,
Who loved to eat carrots,
There was a horse named Loats,
Who loved to chew on oats,
But they are going to meet someday I must say,
This information I'll have to give they all live,
On the very same farm!!


ZOO

I know you like to visit the zoo.
But animals have feelings, too.
So here's a list for you,
Of rules to use at the zoo.

1. No poking.
2. No smoking.
3. No choking.
4. No hogs.
5. No dogs.
6. No robbers.
7. No cobbers
8, No criers
9. No tie-diers
10. No giraffes
11. No calves

So here's you're list of thing , not to do.
I bet you still love to visit the zoo.


HUMPS

The lama has one,
The camel has two,
These certain lessons,
Could be useful the you,
But if you should meet,
A camel with none,
Just hop on and ride,
It will be fun.

(It was a horse, of course!)


ZOO

I know you like to visit the zoo,
But animals have feelings too,
So here's a list for you,
Of rules to use at the zoo:
No pokingNo smoking
No chokingNo hogs
No dogsNo robbers
No clobbersNo criers
No tie-dyersNo giraffes
No calves
So, here's you're list of things not to do,
I bet you still love to visit the zoo.


If your are interested in purchasing Meagan Steiner's poetry book Paws Poems for $3.00 please write to the Meagan Steiner at IBSteiner@aol.com.


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