Why do witches wear black hats,
Fly on broomsticks; all keep cats?
Why are gnomes quite short and stout?
Questions, questions spilling out.
Why are monsters always mean,
With frightening faces, sometimes green?
Why do fairies all have wings?
I need some answers to these things.
When did dragons disappear?
Questions? Yes lots more I fear.
Gryphons, mermaids and much more.
What occurred to dinosaurs?
Why did dodos disappear?
All these things are quite unclear.
Children ask such things as these.
I need to know some answers please.
So, perhaps it would be nice
If you'd pass them some advice.
Children tend to tire the brain,
Which at my age can be a strain!
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