Spirit Animal


Can I pick my spirit animal

Have some say in my avatar

Or are these things chosen for us

The way they choose our stars


Something fierce and powerful

A species respected and revered

Something a bit more dangerous

Then the fluffy and rabbit-eared


An animal majestic and graceful

Like an eagle on the wing

Or a lion on the savannah

That wears the crown of king


A shark, a tiger, a grizzly bear

These predators widely feared

Or can I be a great dinosaur

Even though they disappeared


Could I be a huge red dragon

Or a fabled mythical beast

Can I be a hawk on the hunt

Or a wise old owl at least


When it was revealed to me

I learned the Gods can laugh

For they chose my spirit animal

To be the funny-looking giraffe


21 Responses to “Spirit Animal”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    Hahaha! I love your humor!! I think giraffes are cute! 🦒❤

    • Brad Osborne says:

      I guess there are worst spirit animals than the giraffe. So, if you could pick your spirit animal what would it be?

      • kristianw84 says:

        I had to give this some thought. At first I thought the owl, but I’m not sure I’m comparable to the majestic owl. Then I thought maybe an aquatic creature because I’ve always been a water baby. I’m quirky, so perhaps the narwhal?
        I’m also sweet and cuddly, so I think I’m leaning towards the panda. I don’t know if I’m cute enough. I’m probably overthinking this, but I think out of the three, I’m closer to the panda.

  2. beth says:

    I love giraffes with their unique look and their gentle, unruffled spirit. good one to have. mine is a deer and they always seem to appear when I’m not expecting them, and I say to myself, ‘ah, there you are, a good sign.’

  3. Petting a giraffe is something on my bucket list! They may not look fierce, but I wouldn’t want to piss one off! I honestly can’t think of what my spirit animal should be – a koala bear appeals to me, but so does a dolphin. What would YOU pick as my spirit animal?

  4. Wonderful poem my friend and one that makes one think…

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    This reminds me of when my son played for a basketball team with the nickname Pandas. They’re cute for sure, but as he said at the time, how intimidating is a panda?

    Too bad you can’t trade spirit animals.

  6. I always wanted to be Geoffrey the Giraffe but got stuck as Boris the Boring Boar.

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