"Pterosaurs" poem and image from DINOTHESAURUS copyright 2009 by Douglas Florian
For Poetry Friday a poem from DINOTHESAURUS. As the Glossarysaurus explains, Pterosaurs were flying prehistoric reptiles (not true dinosaurs) that lived in all three periods of the dinosaurs: Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous. They flew on wings of skin that stretched from their bodies to the tips of their long wing fingers.
TERR-oh-sawrs (winged lizards)
The pterrifying pterosaurs
Flew ptours the ptime of dinosaurs.
With widespread wings and pteeth pto ptear,
They pterrorized the pteeming air.
They were not ptame.
They were ptenacious--
From the Ptriassic
Pto the Cretaceous.
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