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I hear the distinctive cry of seagulls Although I am far from the sea In my imagination I see A violent sea, with crashing waves Spray raining down onto the promenade Fishermen stranded in their boats, awaiting rescue The lifeboat traversing it’s ramp into the sea Wheeling seagulls caterwaul to each other “Today, the fish are too deep to catch, We need to eat – let’s fly inland And scavenge instead of fishing”.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 4/27/2018 1:30:00 PM
Beautiful and poignant, with a touch of humor. Nice poem.
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Date: 4/5/2018 1:35:00 PM
Vivid imagery and skilful writing. Lovely poem, Michael.
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Date: 11/19/2017 1:51:00 PM
Unfortunately the vivid images created in the first half are drowned out by the caterwauling last four lines. I also have had poor experiences in Pensacola with those aggressive birds. Your work also sent me down a memory lane. Thanks for sharing with all of us on the soup. oldbuck
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Date: 11/19/2017 1:46:00 PM
There is a park in our town, situated around a small lake. The seagull dive bomb the people for their food from the Burger Shack, especially the children. When I first moved here they just used to hang around waiting for fall out now the are much more aggressive. I bought a cottage by the bay because most ogf the gulls are in town. That is the road tour poem started me down this morning.
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Date: 11/19/2017 1:48:00 PM
two typos ogf=of and tour= your. You will find old fingers aren't as reliable.