Three moose are not mooses nor are they meese.
Three ganders aren’t gooses but they do go by geese.
Now if in the forest you happen to meet
Three moose and three geese while they sleep or they eat
Be sure not to rile them but leave them in peace.
For if you disturb them, the three moose, they may charge
And the three geese will squawk and seem to grow large.
The three moose will make such a racket and noise
And the three geese will cackle and holler like boys.
So if you don’t want a mean scene with the moose and the geese
Tip-toe away from them and leave them in peace.
NOTES: “Mooses” is sometimes used but rarely and not preferred. “Meese” should be used only humorously.
© 2013 CAVenable