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.
Maybe a crust,
Maybe a meaty-bite,
Maybe (for toddlers do not distinguish!)
Whatever it was
It disappeared in one elegant gulp.
As befits personages.
Then the gulls descended!
A rough, tough, squawking bunch
Suddenly all was flurry!
Even the pelicans
Clacked their beaks
Would that we all had
A similar situation here: