I took another trip down to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta a few days ago. A world class dinosaur museum situated in the middle of one of the finest fossil beds on Earth. It's kind of one of my happy places. Over the years I've written a few silly little odes to dinosaurs and other extinct organisms, I call it:
I want to honor you in my Laserium
For you are the coolest beast that I know
out of all the ones that isn't a dino
a badass supercharged rhino!
Eotriceratops xerinsularis, can I call you Ted?
You're a horned dinosaur with a gigantic head
I wish you were still alive and not quite so dead
O Eotriceratops xerinsularis, whom I call Ted.
Ode to Nemicolopterus crypticus
Tiny little pterosaur, hello!
You seem like a cute little fellow
Flying around on your tiny wings
Looking around for shiny things
How did you get so small and shrinked?
I would ask you but you're extinct!
Devil Frog Devil Frog!
Beelzebufo, devil frog
You start out life as a pollywog
But then you grow to epic size
Truly you are the Lord of Flies
You're the top toad, the amphibial apex
But you're no match for Mr. T-Rex!
O Parapropalaehoplophorus septentrionalis . . .
. . . never mind.
- Nathan Waddell