Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dignity and Impudence!








DIGNITY AND IMPUDENCE!


They had sailed so regally to the appointed spot,
Where the tit-bits were on display.
No begging, no demanding;
Just eyes and beaks at the ready.
Their wakes had been smooth, unruffled,
As befits royalty.
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A toss!
Maybe a crust,
Maybe a meaty-bite,
Maybe (for toddlers do not distinguish!)
A sweetie!
Whatever it was
It disappeared in one elegant gulp.
As befits personages.
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Then the gulls descended!
A rough, tough, squawking bunch
Of predators!
Definitely low-class!
Suddenly all was flurry!
Tumble!
Dive!
Shriek!
Even the pelicans
Clacked their beaks
With menace!
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Would that we all had
Good Manners!
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A similar situation here:


3 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

I love it!

geraldgee said...

That was great BB. xx

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

A great bird picture and story! Don't see pelicans around here, if ever! I bet you have more to show?