PREHISTORIC PRATTLE
by
Greatrex Newman (1981)
The Dodo now is quite extinct,
For years its numbers shrinked and shrinked; 
They shrinked and shrinked and shrunked and shrunked
Till every Dodo was defunct. 
And recent census figures show no
Descendants of departed Dodo.

A Lion met a Dinosaur . . .
The Lion gave a frightened roar; 
The Dinosaur his dinner saw . . .
For Dinosaurs like Lions raw.

Pterodactyls were remarkable, 
(Wing-span over twenty feet!)
Now-a-days they'd be unparkable 
Anywhere near Oxford Street.

In the jungle, when out hunting, 
We heard strange primaeval grunting;
And were scared, as there before us 
Stood a herd of Brontosaurus.
When the Brontosaurus saw us 
Some pretended to ignore us;
Others — who were less suspicious — 
Ate us, and remarked, 'Delicious!'
The end