Aug 272017

Zachary Is His Name



And this is his ballad


Zachary was a zebra, the cleanest in his herd

For a stallion in the bushveld, this really was absurd

His ablutions in the morning would take an hour or three

But Zachary was a dandy, as I’m sure you’ll all agree


He couldn’t lift a hoof until every stripe would gleam

And if he took a dust-bath, he’d swim to make them clean

All the other zebra rolled and ran and played

Their stripes were full of dust but no one was dismayed





Poor Zach would stand about, watching all the fun

While his childhood friends would play, ‘neath the warming sun

Zach heard their calls to join in but they faded in thin air

Then the herd would toss their manes and trot off in despair


Now Zelda was a filly, almost fully grown

And she thought it very dreadful that Zach was left alone

She cantered off to see him as he stood beside a tree

Hoping she could help him and maybe set him free

Mr and Mrs Zachary


They walked beside the river, avoiding any muck

Then went along the sandbanks as Zach enjoyed his luck

Zelda was so pretty, with her stripes all black and white

And they planned to meet tomorrow as they parted for the night


The two would graze together, snorting while they ate

And Zach forgot to worry if his mane was not quite straight

Winter ended, flowers came, and trees were turning green

When rains began to softly fall and wash the bushveld clean

Zachary mother and baby


What Zachary didn’t realize that first enchanted Spring

The dandy had been forgotten, to never rise again

Zelda had a foal before the summer’s heat

And Zachary was a Papa and his baby was so sweet


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Meet Our Authors: The Wildmoz team, Cari and Moz, have a lifelong passion for the Bushveld and share adventures and stories about Africa's good things. Wildmoz is Africa - the cradle of life! Travel writing about wildlife, African folklore, wildlife art, Kruger Park and wildlife safari info! Taste life as it is in Africa.
 Posted by on August 27, 2017