The Seagull And The Puppy Dog

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

An attempt to write a Carrollesque style poem.

Cover image: pixabay.com.

 

The Seagull And The Puppy Dog

 

Let me tell you the tale, oh the very sad tale of the seagull who got left behind;

the others flew off before fog came along

and made them impossible to find.

The gull flew high up above the waves,

croaked in an out-pouring of sadness,

but then from up high with his eye he did spy

something that changed it to gladness.

There on the beach was a small puppy dog,

full of excitement and fun,

the seagull flew down and gave it a chase

and a friendship it seemed had begun.

First the gull chased the dog, then the dog chase the bird,

they turned tail again and again,

and their joyous games continued

even though it then started to rain.

They stood side-by-side when they needed a break,

the dog's fur resting on the gull’s feather,

but then came a figure, walking along,

kind-faced but with skin quite like leather.

He called to the dog, and the dog’s tail did wag

and he scampered without looking back.

After the company, the gull felt forlorn,

and succumbed to depression’s attack.

He soared way up high, and then dived quite low,

this poor gull was clueless about where to go;

until quite worn out he stood by the tide

and he cried

and he cried

and he...

cried.


Submitted: January 29, 2021

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Mike S.

A fine poem, Hull

Fri, January 29th, 2021 7:36pm

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Thanks, Mike!

Sat, January 30th, 2021 6:54am

HJ FURL

I loved your poem, Hully - outstanding verse.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 8:38pm

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Thanks so much, HJ.

Sat, January 30th, 2021 6:50am

LE. Berry

The piece added dimension to my thoughts on his writing hullabaloo22...

Fri, January 29th, 2021 8:52pm

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Thanks, LE.

Sat, January 30th, 2021 6:49am

Bert Broomberg

It is really sad, but it is a good read.

Fri, January 29th, 2021 11:36pm

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Thanks, Bert.

Sat, January 30th, 2021 6:49am

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