Penguins don't play beachball
It's something they can't be taught
Because the ball is much too big
And their arms are much too short.
But sliding on their tummies
Is a game they love to play
The fact that they've just fallen over
Is purely by the way.
'Cos balance is a problem
When your arms are incomplete
And it's very hard to walk on ice
When you cannot see your feet.
They even tried some skating once
But they hadn't got the knack
And nothing looks as silly as
A penguin on its back.
And that's the worst position,
Looking at the sky.
It always makes them feel so sad
Knowing they can't fly.
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