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Here I sit on the ocean bed
Just sifting mud and ooze,
But If it was up to me
It's not the life I'd choose.

It's dark down here, there's creepy things
All looking for a feast
So I live on tenterhooks,
Hiding from the beasts.

To be higher up the food chain
Is where I'd love to be,
But to be a shark, or a huge blue whale
Was not my destiny.

So my life is what it is,
I am just what I am.
But it's no fun at the bottom,
It's no fun being a clam.






Entry for
Personification poem of a pet, wild animal or insect Poetry Contest
Sponsored by Tania Kitchin
2/9/18. Placed 6th.




Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/1/2018 5:51:00 AM
I luv it! I'll bet a clam's life is a bit dull, although it will never get thirsty! Cute poem.
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Date: 10/1/2018 6:40:00 AM
Thank you M.L. :)
Date: 9/28/2018 8:29:00 PM
Very sweet, Gary. Enjoyed your poem. Congrats on your win.
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Date: 9/29/2018 5:31:00 AM
Thank you Line :)
Date: 9/19/2018 2:32:00 PM
Hello Gary, I agree it is no fun to be a clam. they have a short life. have a nice day my friend.
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Date: 9/19/2018 2:32:00 PM
Thank you Darlene :)
Date: 9/4/2018 11:17:00 AM
This was very cute and creative and I enjoyed it very much, congratulations on your win in the contest!
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Date: 9/4/2018 11:47:00 AM
Thank you Tania :)
Date: 9/4/2018 11:14:00 AM
This raised a smile Gary and I especially loved the first verse. Congratulations!
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Date: 9/4/2018 11:47:00 AM
Thank you Wendy :)
Date: 9/2/2018 4:59:00 PM
Oh my. You did well with this one Gary :) Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 9/2/2018 5:01:00 PM
Thank you Heidi :)
Date: 9/2/2018 4:52:00 PM
bacteria eat everything...worse than sharks : )
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Date: 9/2/2018 5:02:00 PM
So true sand Blown, lol
Date: 9/2/2018 4:43:00 PM
what fab personification Gary it sure made me smile:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 9/2/2018 4:47:00 PM
Thank you Jan :)