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Funny Poem a Day: On the Benefits of Genetic Engineering, by John Rice

I had a little break there from posting, sorry about that – book to get ready to send off! It’s nearly done, now. Today’s poem is by John Rice – there are two children’s poets called John Rice and both are excellent. It’s this John Rice today! John has sent a poem about a genetically-engineered octopus that is now an octopussy. I can reveal that Lola would not ever want any animal in the house that resembles a cat whatsoever. She was deeply jealous of our cat, Milla, shown in the picture above. She tolerated her. If I showed any love at all for Milla, Lola’s face was a picture of absolute outrage. Thank you for the poem, John!

 

On the Benefits of Genetic Engineering

I want an octo-pussy cat:
I know that it won’t purr
But at least I’m not allergic
To octo-pussy fur.

© John H Rice

 

Joke:

What did the octopus say to his girlfriend when he proposed?

¿ǝƃɐıɹɹɐɯ uı puɐɥ puɐɥ puɐɥ puɐɥ puɐɥ puɐɥ puɐɥ puɐɥ ɹnoʎ ǝʌɐɥ I ʎɐW

 

Author:

Award-Wining Children's Poet, Author, Wildlife and Climate enthusiast, NPD Ambassador, blogger and owner of Lola the retired alert dog and Paddy the alert dog in training. Books include CLiPPA shortlisted Being Me, Poems about Thoughts, Worries and Feelings, Editor of Shaping the World, Author of Be the Change, Apes to Zebras, The Same Inside, Reaching the Stars and Animal Magic. I visit schools, libraries, literary festivals via Zoom and give lessons on writing poetry for children. http://www.poetryroundabout.com http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com @LizBrownlee@zirk.us @Lizpoet

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