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Best Manatee Poems

Below are the all-time best Manatee poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of manatee poems written by PoetrySoup members

Premium Member Manatee 'Neath Bridge
manatee 'neath bridge

endangered species rebounds --

sighting evokes joy

*Entry for Carol Brown's Nature Haiku contest...

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Categories: manatee, animals
Form: Haiku

The Gentle Manatee

In southern waters
as an endangered species 
the manatee swims...

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Categories: manatee, animals
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Death by Manatee
An “Angel of the Odd” curiosity provokes
The Angel of Death is more welcome than he
Wine bottles in a keg?  What is it this angel...

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Categories: manatee, humorous,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Gentle Manatee
Gentle manatee gliding through the water 
Gently swimming down the river 
Going toward the spring so clear 
Eating vegetation 
Taking in air 
Heading toward the...

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Categories: manatee, animal, nature,
Form: Free verse
Manatee or Mermaid
Goodbye .....
she whispered from afar
The wind took words away
and scattered them
 along the beach
where lovers used to play

 I chased the syllables and nouns
I gathered...

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Categories: manatee, funny, on writing and
Form: Couplet

Premium Member Manatee
Sweet manatee
Swimming in the cool
waters of the spring
Healing in the waters
after being injured 
Taking things slowly 
So they can return 
to the wild
with the rest...

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Categories: manatee, animal, care, encouraging, endurance,
Form: I do not know?
Depth of a man
(During contemplation)
What are we? Thought the flea,
there must be more than what we see.

(With careful consideration)
Am I free? Thought the bee,
and is there much aside...

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© lee bates  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: manatee, fun,
Form: Free verse
The Land Of Rhyme Remembered
Sail most by north, by west the least, 
until the moon sets in the east.
There, in a sea the colour of custard, 
ye'll see the...

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© Red OMara  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: manatee, cute, fantasy, sea,
Form: Couplet
The Sailors' Mermaid
The Sailors' Mermaid

There once was a manatee named Mary.
She, a mammal was not very hairy.
One day while at sea.
She said this shouldn't be!
So, she bought...

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Categories: manatee, animals, funny
Form: Limerick
Fluid Miracle
Sea mother awaits
The warm water is breaking
Manatee calving...

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Categories: manatee, animals, life, mother,
Form: Haiku
Have you swam the forests      under the seas
glided it's waters          ...

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Categories: manatee, boat, creation, earth, fish,
Form: Verse
boys in speedboats
boys in speedboats
racing down the river –

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Categories: manatee, animal, boat, hurt,
Form: Haiku
     By The Poets Listed After the Poem

Practically perfect people in speedboats tease us manatees.
Long ago, as “mermaids,”...

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Categories: manatee, nature, recovery from..., sad,
Form: Acrostic
The Good and the Bad - Paper or Plastic
Discarded plastic can bring creature alarm.
On the head of a manatee, it has no charm.
Paper comes from trees, lost habitats, poor bee.
Is it just convenience...

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Categories: manatee, animals, nature, people, poetry,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member A Manatee's Pace
Awakened with need to visit restroom, did make that run
Dizziness hits with faintiness, feelings of passing totalily out, falling
Ambulance was called early in morn; Princess...

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Categories: manatee, health,
Form: Quintain (English)
The Talisman Ride
The Talisman Ride
The Talisman rides by my side
My life is over there’s nowhere I can hide
The lone crow does a fly by as we ride

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Categories: manatee, fantasy
Form: Monorhyme
Through murky waters
a manatee sees me;
brave he is,
but knows not 
my kind
or does,
has shouldered mine,
the reckless,

I look down at wet feet
planning escape from
eyes that yank...

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Categories: manatee, animals, nature, sorry,
Form: Free verse
...He swims
in two Centuries
His cold War
of water
An Aeonor, a "one-in-a-thousander"
- BabyBoomer -
Slowmotioning poisemass
like a colossal Pet!

Above & below
by plastic Jellyfish, sets 'n nets, 
Toxoids &...

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© H MANTEL  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: manatee, animals, death, nature, sad,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Working Up to the Hallelujah Chorus
Whenever I feel the dirge
Moments, days that pass without hope
My pleasure begins to emerge
The moment I pick up the old fishing pole

So much negativity is...

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Categories: manatee, happiness, sportsriver,
Form: Rhyme
The Matinee Viewing of a Cow at Sea
Sitting by the bay during a weekday watching the water I thought a manatee I observed
Just beneath the surface, it came up for just a...

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© Amy Sell  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: manatee, animal, appreciation, loneliness, nature,
Form: Rhyme
Rehashing History: Ponce de Leon and the Mermaid
Ponce de León was dejected,
He couldn't find the Fountain of Youth.
And to make matters worse, he was under a curse
From a Tequesta* squaw with one...

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Categories: manatee, history, humor,
Form: Light Verse
for the holiday suicides
ever hear those obnoxious individuals claim that a lot of
people killing themselves around the 
“holidays” is a myth?
ever see them walk with self-righteousness
as if they...

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Categories: manatee, life, thanksgiving, thanksgiving, time,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member A Current News Spawn
I found a sphinx in my backyard
And a manatee turned up dead
I raised a flag, all went to one knee
A hissing package fell on my...

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© PAT Adams  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: manatee, character, history, humorous, imagery,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member If I had a Man Friday
If I had a Man Friday, 
I would ask him to get me a sea cow.

This manatee and I would have 
so much fun, and...

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Categories: manatee, 2nd grade, 3rd grade,
Form: Rhyme
They went on a mini vacation…they camped under the trees
to experience the wonders of nature at the springs of Manatee.

Because they are not cave people...

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© Jim Yerman  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: manatee, vacation,
Form: Verse