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In Mangroves

Along the eastern shore in mangroves old,
there, under shadows, alligators wait.
Egrets hunt in shallow open pools;
under stars a shark eases by.
Inshore, sea otters swim under branches
and playfully entertain themselves.
Inside, small orchids, mistletoe —
unusual plants and fauna evolve.
Patient intrepid barracuda often wait;
unsuspecting prey always gets eaten.
Hungry intent raccoons opt for underwater treats.
A crab escapes capture into
the outstretched mangrove undergrowth.
So, another day ends slowly.  
In nature opulent symbiotic universal worlds adapt
because  evolution constantly influences
the optimum natural usefulness,
there, as god examines the insidious,   
sometimes overt, destruction unleashed.

Will be for David's contest after reading a few times.

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:50:00 PM
    Craig, congrats on your winning poem *** Always & Forever ***LINDA

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 3:57:00 PM
    awesome win.........SKAT

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 4:21:00 PM
    Fantastic Craig, Congratulations on your top spot!

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 9:19:00 AM
    You have made it look so easy !! What a great poem, one would never know you had to think about cons and vowels! Yahoo for you!!

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 6:26:00 PM
    very well penned piece Craig...congrats on your well deserved first place win! :)

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 4:28:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Craig

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Mandy congrats on your win Craig , nice xx

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 6:18:00 PM
    LOVE this. Bursting with detail and vitality, this sings. Wonderful!!

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 5:23:00 PM
    Interesting write Craig, good luck in the contest and thank you for your kind review on my poem xxx

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Great poem Craig...kinda the survival of the fittest food chain ...I sure do like crab legs haha...really nice gentle beautiful scene...donna

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 1:23:00 PM
    This is incredible Craig! I read mine, then I read yours, and yours comes out shining like the brightest star! Thank you for the heads up on my entry, I really do appreciate that! Yours flows so nicely, and it makes a lot of sense, where mine can be confusing, though I intended that for this particular poem! This is a spectacular piece, Great Work!!