I have four legs but I got no tail
I’m strong and square, not a bit frail.
I got huge, I mean, enormous paws
and no nails I got – no, I got claws!
Even though I walk on four
I can also stand on two – no more.
It’s always good for showing off
I look even worse, and hard and tough!
I’m a loner, no herd, no pack
I can sleep on my stomach and on my back
I’m a hunter, but still I’m omnivore
I can mutter, grummle, hum and roar.
There are many sorts of our kind
We all are dangerous, of the same mind.
We might look cuddly, that is said
but don’t trust us for a second, or you’ll be dead.
Science has proven, after lots of to probe
You can find us all over the round globe
From far South American to all up North
where I’m roaming back and forth.
We show up in different size
in many colors also quite disguise.
Brown and black, with spectacles and white hair
Yes, you’re right – I am the bear!
(Copyright, Aurora Jean Alexander, December 2019)