Is it because I look different to you?
Or is it because I'm not sweet?
Is it because I've a ring through my nose?
Or because I have hooves and not feet?
Is it because of my long pointy horns?
Or because of my big furry head?
Is it because I wear skulls on my tail?
Or because I have skin like the dead?
Tell me why do you all run away?
It's not because you look different to me,
And you really don't have to be sweet,
The ring through your nose is shiny and bright,
Who said hooves aren’t as splendid as feet?
The long horns on your head look quite useful,
And your fur has a beautiful sheen,
The skulls on your tail are quirky and fun,
But your skin needs a through deep clean.
Do you want the truth? Do you want the facts?
It's because of your bloomin' great axe!
Illustration © 2016 Jonny Duddle
Poem © 2016 Katherine Lynas