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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ode To the Purple

I never saw a purple cow,
I never hope to see one.
But I can tell you anyhow,
I'd rather see, than be one.

A purple cow'd take you aback,
She'd certainly be seen,
Among the whites and browns and blacks,
And everything between.

And what to feed them? I don't know,
A normal cow eats grasses.
Who knows what's going on below,
With purple's gastric gasses.

And are they hot? Or are they cold?
You'd need to touch to see.
I'd have to know before I'm sold,
I'm sure you would agree.

Another thing: what do you give,
A purple cow to drink?
Do they need water just to live,
Like us? What do you think?

And now the final question:
With their milk, what is it's hue?
If purple's their digestion
Is it green or red or blue?

You know, I need to think again,
It might not be so bad,
Being noticed for my purple stain,
And giving milk that's plaid.

So . . .
I never saw a purple cow,
But I should like to see one.
And I can tell you anyhow,
It might be fun to be one.


This post is part of a special challenge by Karen at Baking in a Tornado.
Cow appreciation.
And who doesn't appreciate cows?
Here are the other participants:
Lydia: Thanks, Cows

16 comments:

  1. You kill me! If I ever see a purple cow I'll be sure to say "hi, Diane"!

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  2. I can appreciate a good cow....and I shall be looking out for purple ones today.

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    1. They'll definitely be looking out for you. (They're polite that way!)

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  3. I love this. I think this is a children's story just waiting for more illustrations of a purple cow. I so can see myself reading this to one of my grands! I think the Purple Cow could be a whole series!! Purple Ice Cream, Purple Butter and of course Purple Milk!

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    1. Oooh! you've given me such a great idea!

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  4. I think that I shall never think/a purple cow would make me blink/but if I had my choice of milk/I'd rather just have chocolate Silk. Your poem Great! My poem-that's why I don't do challenges. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Whaat?! Your's is fabulous! You definitely need to get in on this! ;)

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  5. Oh, well done, Diane! I would give quite a bit to see plaid milk :)

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    1. Me, too. Does it combine? Does it stay plaid when stirred? These are questions that need answering!

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  6. A field of cows all in delgihtful colours of the rainbow...stripes and polka dots and yes, plaids.

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