Some animals did not pay much heed
To the enclosures that were their homes,
But the leopard paced most restlessly
And the orangutan most listlessly,
Lay about in his abode.
The pigeons knew no such dilemma
As they strutted and pecked about,
They had a grand old congregation
And their freedom, they did flout.
Though what do I (naive tourist) know,
Non-scientist that I am,
Of the thought patterns of these animals
Like the leopard and orangutan?
Perhaps the leopard was amusing his crowd,
And the orangutan was tired from his day
Of entertaining, swinging and playing
And was merely indulging in a break.
In any case, of one thing I am sure
And that is that the pigeons had fun
Pecking and strutting and strutting and pecking
And enjoying the Parisian sun.