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Flight Of The Seagull

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Flight Of The Seagull

I see you up there flying in the sky of majestic winged one,
your wing span is so wide, you dip your wings now and then
just to see what the wind is doing, Your head lifts up to see,
as your steely eyes look from side to side.
You cannot afford to get it wrong,
or you could fly off course and hit the ground.
You calculate so carefully, but not on paper, like us, not you,
Your head is what you use to think through all the things you have to do.

Your feathers had all been fluffed about,
when you were caught in a nasty gale.
You had thrashed about and it made you shout
as it grabbed your pure white tail.
Now you are soaring up to the sky,
where you're dwarfed by the mighty blue whale.
The people on the ground don't know,
how much stress a seagull goes through.

When you are pushed around by a wind so fierce,
you have to hang on with all your might.
Just to keep yourself from falling from the sky,
during such a hairy scaring flight.
I watch you dive into the sea ,
to catch the fish that want for tea.
You dive in and grab it with your beak,
then wait patiently, for the next to pick.

With a grace and style so neat,
you dive in and claim your delicate feast.
You have to do this very quick,
because a big wave could make you sink.
Your fisherman friend Joe is due,
you know his boat, its painted bright blue.
You watch for his mast as it nears the point,
and as he enters the bay, get into position to wait,
for him to cut up the catch of the day.

Sometimes I wish I could fly away too,
across the oceans you soar over so blue,
I would fly to a place that was away
from the hustle and bustle back home.
I would chase all the other birds there in the sky,
that are also all alone.
You must see many things on your flights,
when you fly over land, sea and shore.
I love to see you soar through the sky,
Until I can' t see you up there anymore.

Copyright © Pam Woolford

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  1. Date: 4/8/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Pam, wonderful ride over the ocean with the seagull, excellent.

    Woolford Avatar Pam Woolford
    Date: 4/8/2013 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for this lovely review Sheri. Take Care. Pam x
  1. Date: 3/28/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Dear Pam, You have to live by the seashore to be so precise on the movements of a sea gull in flight such vivid imagery. I live in landlocked Vermont and after reading " Flight of the Seagull " I thought I saw "a pure white tail" of this most beautiful bird YOU descibe, the Seagull. With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

    Esquire Avatar HGarvey Daniel Esquire
    Date: 3/28/2013 1:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dear Pam, A short P.S. Congratulations on this well deserved Feature. LOVE ALWAYS...Harry
  1. Date: 11/6/2012 6:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your beautiful poetry being featured this week Pam. Love, Carol

    Woolford Avatar Pam Woolford
    Date: 11/30/2012 11:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have just seen this Carol. Thank you so much for your congratulation. Love Pam.