The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Remarkable Rhino

Rhinoceros, which means “nose horn”,
weighs one hundred pounds when it’s born.
Some have one horn, some have two.
A “crash” is what they call their crew.
Rhino legs have lots of power—
runs up to thirty miles per hour!
It gobbles plants and nothing more.
That’s why it’s called a herbivore.
Rhinos cannot see so well
but can hear and smell just swell.
It rolls in mud day after day
Which keeps it safe from sun’s harsh rays.
Oxpecker sits on rhino’s back--
eats ticks and insects for a snack.
This fact is last, but not the least.
Rhino is an awesome beast!

About the Writer

Juli Mayer

Juli is a children's poet who lives in the U.S. She's been published in Highlights, Highlights High Five, The School Magazine (Australia) and Boys Quest Magazine. She has poems in "Things We Feel" and "Hop to It: Poems to Get You Moving" anthologies edited by Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell. She loves writing poetry for her granddaughter. You can follow her @JuliMayer2644.