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The Seal

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The Seal

The seals talent for stunts
Appeals to all
It's trained to play horns
Jump hoops
And play ball
And it's rewarded with fish
That fills up its craw
And the shows that are offered
Are a popular draw
But as for the seal
It would rather be free
To frolic with friends
And play in the sea


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  1. Date: 12/15/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Jon Such a cute and charming write. I love animals and enjoy reading your poems about them. Let the seal go play with his friends and have fun. LOL Hugs Thanks for the great comment on my Mystery Man poem

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 12/19/2013 6:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, I agree. Let the seal go free.
  1. Date: 10/31/2013 8:42:00 PM
    This is a lovely little ditty and most enjoyable. Rhyme and everything are just right. I just wrote a simple one about the owl in our backyard. Mark

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 11/2/2013 11:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Another great write, Jon! :)

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/28/2013 11:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:36:00 PM
    yes, I think he would rather be free. I wonder just how much they hate living confined. Maybe it does not bother them that much?? I could see you doing a whole cool book just using animal poems you have created!!

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/28/2013 11:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I think I have enough poems for a book just about animals.
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:23:00 PM
    wow, frolic in the sea... not all seals are meant to be broken. .interesting write. ..Linda

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/28/2013 11:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:15:00 PM
    so true, jon! as much as i love watching seals frolic in the zoo, i always feel sorry for them, not being out in their natural environment (same for orcas and every other animal in captivity). you've expressed this quite beautifully here...

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/28/2013 11:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I think all creatures would hate to feel confined.
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 5:03:00 PM
    Wonderful write, I hate watching these creatures treated unnaturally They want their freedom, they are wild creatures, njot just put here for our entertainment, Thanks for the read, Jon....Peter

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/28/2013 11:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 3:50:00 PM
    Nice way to describe these fascinating aquatic mammals.

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/27/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 2:36:00 PM
    Yes, I am sure that it would be happier having friends and family but it might live longer in captivity..I wonder?...Which is better to live longer slightly unhappy or less happy or to live a short life happy?..Enjoyed reading your creative thought provoking work..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/27/2013 4:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I think my pets would rather live the good life with me. They have no interest in going outside. Odd for cats. But then I think we humans would rather live an uncertain fate than live in captivity. Thank you for your visit.
  1. Date: 10/27/2013 1:35:00 PM
    lol, yes, very true

    Cavanaugh Avatar Jon A Cavanaugh
    Date: 10/27/2013 4:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you