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Bird In A Tux

I do not fly but waddle far.
For fun I slide on my tummy.
And if I have my eye on a mate
I'll feed them fishes so yummy!

Singing a love song is common for me.
To attract a mate I'll croon.
And if I leave the colony sometime
I'll surely be back soon.

Under the water I really can't breathe.
But can hold my breath a short while.
I spend my time mostly at sea.
But when on shore I make humans smile.

You'll point at me and giggle out loud.
I know you think I'm cute!
But don't try to capture me I plead.
Just admire my black and white suit.

A little bit like you humans I am.
Sometimes I mate for life.
Yet other times I play the field.
Perhaps even cheat on my "wife"!

So here I go to dive and plunge
where the water is deep and cold.
Just some things you should know about me.
I'm amazing-if I may be so bold!

for Archaic Poet's animal personification contest

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  1. Date: 1/28/2014 3:50:00 PM
    Deb, CONGRATULATIONS, a very clever write, you did well in "Personifying Any Animal of Your Choosing" *enjoyed every poem.......... ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 7:14:00 PM
    This made me chuckle. I love it. I pictured everything so well, so cute. well written. Well done. take care best wishes. Pete. Got a huge smile in my face made me feel good.

  1. Date: 1/5/2014 12:56:00 AM
    Enjoyed the personification and congrats on your win, Deb

  1. Date: 12/31/2013 12:48:00 PM
    I couldn't help but smile while reading this one!! Well done. ps......many thanks for my placement in your last contest......I am just now catching up with all the contest results.....I'm so glad you liked my entry. Thanks Deb!

  1. Date: 12/30/2013 2:54:00 PM
    Deb- first, I would like to thank you for the kind welcome. Second, I'd like to say that I love this poem. Penguins are one of my favorite animals and I could visualize so clearly this waddling, "sliding on its tummy" animal. It made me smile and that's a big thing for one who now and again takes herself way too seriously. Thanks for the smile! Barbara boyd