I sneaked in once, soon after dark
to the famous zoo in Central Park
to watch the animals romp and play
when all their keepers were away.
I must admit, I was surprised
to see they were so organized.
The wily chimpanzees
had filched a set of keys,
and working fast, in stages
they’d opened all the cages.
The big cats leaped.
The serpants creeped
and soon the playful monkeys
rode the miniature donkeys.
Polar bears in icy pools
were breaking some of Nature’s rules,
asking penguins and eager seals
to join them in their seafood meals.
The key was found to the Snacks Arcade.
Soon Jumbo inhaled the lemonade.
Some weiners went to a grizzly bear,
but Leo took the lion’s share.
I had no knowledge in advance
that every beast just loves to dance.
There is no mammal, now I know
can boogie like a big rhino.
As dawn approached I heard a gong
and a huge gorilla, name of Kong
climbed an ancient hickory tree,
Oh my God, right next to me!
“Friends,” he roared and called for quiet
and managed to subdue the riot.
“We’ve had a night of harmless fun,
but look east now. Here comes the sun.
Now go to your dens in this pretty park
and make it as peaceful as Noah’s Ark.”
All turned to leave as the sky grew bright
and I heard a chimp shout, “See y’all tonight.”