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The Savage Pond

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The Savage Pond

Look out over a pond's banks
what do you see down there
a smooth unruffled surface
things lazily flying round

A frog pops up its head and
perches basking in the sun
newts swim languidly about
a flash of colour deep below

Yet all is not as it seems
poor tiny herbivores fight
for their very existence 
they are on the lunch plate

Savage diving beetles 
water boatmen, striders
ravenous mayfly larva
all wait to dine on them

Tadpoles swiftly dart about
they are on everyone's menu
newts lay in wait then feast
life in a pond's no picnic

Everything is on someone's list
life in a pond is about who lives
eat or be eaten is the savage truth
no mercy given or none expected

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  1. Date: 6/14/2013 11:20:00 PM
    I loved that, what a charmed life we lead, compared with the rest of the creatures on this planet, very nice write , thank you

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 8:55:00 AM
    Dark & forboding atmosphere in these lines. This is exactly why I play soccer instead of fishing. :)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/12/2013 10:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    rofl Drake I know they look so peaceful on surface but like most things have a dark side. Even football has its tragedies ty for stopping in Shadow x
  1. Date: 6/11/2013 9:22:00 PM
    I really loved this Shadow....being an avid fisherman...I have observed these things many times...you described it so well,,,,and the sounds are..something else aren't they?...great job!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 6/12/2013 3:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Donna hi ty fisherman sounds good. It's a savage place the noises, got enough to haunt me already lol ty appreciate your feedback Shadow x