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The Narwhal Song

~The Narwhal Beckons Before Dawn~

   If I could sing a song,
   It wouldn't be just any song.
   I would sing a song about a fish
   A fish who is not a fish, but a whale
   Not just any whale, A Narwhal

This night I'll sing a short song of a whale
Dancing under the moonlight dusk
Swimming with ivory tusk, underwater musk
Rising to the morning glory in the sky
Communicating with the waves
Squealing around, 
Trilling and clicking supersonic sounds

   If I could tell you a tale
   It wouldn't be just any tale
   I would tell you a tale of a fish
   A fish who is not a fish, but a whale
   Not just any whale, A Narwhal

Grayish brown, 
White freckled belly crown
Elusive and mysterious
Without the Arctic water, I'll get delirious
A rare whale, with a tooth for a hoot
Enjoying shrimp, squid, and fish food
Taking care of the young, 
I swim in pods all day long
I' stay away from what consumes my cod
Polar bears, orca whales and native spear
My greatest fear and nightmares.

   If I could share some words
   It wouldn't be just any words.
   I would share some words about a fish
   A fish who is not a fish, but a whale
   Not just any whale, A Narwhal

Deep, down the ocean odyssey
My beliefs and skin peel easily 
With a tear, I drown
When called "The Underwater Unicorn"
My words are naught more than a sad song I sing
A tale of a whale not just any whale, A Narwhal
The next time you go out to sea
Looking for blubber and ivory
Please don't look at me!
For I am just a Narwhal 
And, I belong to the sea

Contest: Any Poem You Ever Wrote NOT For A Contest
Sponsor: Broken Wings

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 8/30/2018 1:32:00 PM
I do hate what is happening to our oceans; narwhals are such sweet beings. A very well crafted pen, this one; beautiful sentiment; beautiful imagery. A fab read.
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Date: 3/7/2018 7:29:00 PM
Beautiful a tale for children and adults with childrens hearts...
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Date: 10/6/2016 12:04:00 AM
A gorgeous poem, Skat. The message was equally well declared. A very beautiful poem that made feel like I was a kid again reading Dr. Seuss. Keep up the good writing. Love you always.
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Date: 7/19/2016 8:11:00 PM
Well written, beautiful piece. Your descriptions are awesome. Saw these magnificent creatures recently at SeaWorld. Congrats on a great win! Richard
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Date: 7/16/2016 9:51:00 AM
Thanks for this write SKAT A. It was a great read. I felt that I too belonged to the sea and sometimes, I can imagine there's nothing better than experiencing an odyssey of the sea. Bless you my friend. Curtis
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Date: 7/15/2016 7:40:00 PM
Nice. I could see and smell that aquatic mammalian. :-)
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Date: 7/14/2016 9:07:00 PM
A delightful write, SKAT! Congrats on your win!
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Date: 7/14/2016 3:01:00 PM
Congrats Skat, for your placement with this awesome piece!! ;-)
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Date: 7/14/2016 9:47:00 AM
A fun read! Congrats on the win.
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Date: 7/13/2016 3:14:00 PM
Congratulations dear:) beautiful lines
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Date: 7/13/2016 2:16:00 PM
Interesting information about something new to me.....Congratulations on your placement in the contest.....
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Date: 7/1/2016 9:27:00 AM
Wonderful poem. Really, it should be set to music for everyone to hear.
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Date: 5/16/2016 11:53:00 PM
awesomely cute :) favs,, thank you for coming to read my Illusions :)
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Date: 5/5/2016 11:22:00 AM
Well said sister - people need to respect the ocean's inhabitants amen!! Enchanting and pointed write!!! Love sister Susan!
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Date: 2/19/2016 9:00:00 AM
Great visusual affect very nice write.
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Date: 2/2/2016 6:48:00 PM
What a delightful and enchanting poem. Nothing more magical on land or sea than an underwater unicorn--just really great.
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Date: 1/25/2016 8:16:00 PM
I can picture it in a children's book,... it would be very beautiful.
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Date: 1/15/2016 11:50:00 AM
Back at this one, Skat. I really liked your narwhal song!!
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Date: 1/5/2016 8:46:00 PM
Well Skat, i have to say i Love this song, a definite seven and a fav. You brought so much imagery into the vision, a moving canvas of life i was seeing within my mind. Very visual my friend. A living poem that i can now read again and again. Thank you for the gift of your art....Vladislav.
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Date: 12/27/2015 4:17:00 PM
I actually saw the narwhal through your words. Lovely, Skat. So lovely.
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Date: 12/16/2015 5:38:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this one again. Merry Christmas and thanks for all the thoughtful visits throughout the year.
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Date: 12/14/2015 1:21:00 PM
A great tribute to a magnificent creature.
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Date: 12/2/2015 12:12:00 AM
This is like a song and the imagery is wonderful. The Narwhal takes on a life in your words. Hugs, SuZ
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Date: 11/23/2015 10:00:00 PM
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Date: 11/17/2015 2:57:00 PM
I am a fan of yours. You masterfully used Alliteration in in this charming poem. The rhythmic cadence harmonizes your entire poem. Every word and line flows smoothly from the readers lips. I I smiled from the first word all the way to the last word. You are exceptional at creating distinctive images. You describe in vivid detail the Narwhal and his life. You excite our imagination with delightful possibilities. The reader was transported to one of god's most beautiful creations. Thank you
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