Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

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Friday, April 19, 2013

A Paleontology Poem by a Distance Earth Science Scholar

The Age of Fishes
By Teddy Reeves
Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society

In the age of fishes
The period was blazing,
The cooling plants were few,
The creatures were amazing.

On the land above
The air was thinner than today,
The mammals were none—
Much to my dismay.

The biggest underwater
Could not be beat,
Larger than three elephants,
Length: more than thirty feet!

The greatest jaws of old,
A mouth that could crush steel.
Delicacies of bone
Made for a great meal.

If you had come upon one,
You should’ve started a will,
For your time left was none.

Bio of author: Teddy Reeves is 12 years old in 7th grade and goes to Immanuel Lutheran School in Colorado. He now has been collecting fossils for half his life. Fossil collecting is one of his favorite hobbies. Other hobbies include basketball, piano, and acting. 

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