They stalked this earth before our time,
Their strength and powers were sublime,
Those powerhouses in their prime.
The largest ones who stalked the land,
Across the dirt and grass and sand,
Attacks from others they would withstand.
Some herbivores did walk with grace,
While carnivores they would give chase,
To eat those of another race.
To us they seem to be so surreal,
With bones and teeth as tough as steel,
But to them we’d be a tasty meal.
When their time on Earth was through,
Under pressure they did stew,
And up as oil they did spew.
Many of them have now been found,
Dug up from underneath the ground,
And in museums will hang around.