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FLIGHT OF THE SEAGULL

Updated on August 4, 2017

I see you up there flying in the sky oh majestic winged one, your wingspan is so wide,

You dip your wings now and then, just to see what the wind is doing,

Your head lifts up to see again as your steely eyes look from side to side.

You cannot afford to get it wrong, or you could fly off course and hit the ground.

You calculate so carefully, but not on paper, like us, not you,

Your head is what you use to think through all the things you have to do.

Your feathers had all been fluffed about ,when you were caught in a nasty gale,

You had thrashed about ,and it made you shout, as it grabbed your pure white tail.

Now you are soaring up to the sky, where you're dwarfed by the mighty blue whale.

The people on the ground don't know ,how much stress a seagull goes through,

When you are pushed around by a wind so fierce, you have to hang on with all your might,

Just to keep yourself from falling from the sky ,during such a hairy scaring flight.

I watch you dive into the sea, to catch the fish that you want for your tea,

Then you dive and grab it with your beak , and wait for the next one to pick. 

And with the grace and style so neat, you dive in and claim your delicate feast.

You have to do this very quick, because a big wave could make you sink.

Your fisherman friend Joe is due, your know his boat, its painted bright blue.

You watch for his mast as it nears the point, and as he enters the bay,

You get into your usual position to wait, for him to cut up the catch of the day.

You stand up ready on your post,and take your postion to dive,

Because you know that Fisherman Joe always throws the insides of the fish,

Out from the back of the boat , or into the air or just out over the sides.

 

Sometimes I wish I could fly away too, across the oceans you soar over so blue,

I would fly to a place that was away from the hustle and bustle back home.

I would chase all the other birds that are there in the sky , that are also all alone..

You must see many things on your flights ,when you fly over ,land, sea or shore,

I love to see you soar through the sky, until I can't see you up there anymore.

Now that the sun is out over the sea, and it's time you were heading for bed,

I look forward to seeing you flying tomorrow, then later for home you will head.

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      Laura Arne 7 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

      This poem brought me so much peace. Just lovely. As a child, my twin sister and I kept on trying to fly like a bird.

      Healing touch

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      beautybabe 8 years ago

      Yes dragonbear I have and I read it at school. In fact, that is where I got my first inspiration to write about a seagull. I am so pleased you liked it. Thanks BB

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      dragonbear 8 years ago from Essex UK

      Great poem, I love gulls.. cheeky critters!

      Have you heard of Jonathan Livingston Seagul by a guy called Richard Bach? it's a great little book.

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      myownworld 8 years ago from uk

      Another great poem....made my heart soar with it. well presented too!

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      poetlorraine 8 years ago

      love your seagull poem beautiful and lovely pictures too

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      Well BB, just keep them coming and you will get better, especially by reading some of the great poets here that wee have. Too many to mention. Merry Christmas now to you too. CC

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      manlypoetryman 8 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

      "Flight of a Seagull"...Great Idea for a poem...and a great poem journey along with the Seagull. Good one, BeautyBabe!

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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I also loved this FLIGHT OF THE SEAGULL poem. We live about 70 miles from the Gulf of Mexico and always see them when we travel that direction. It would be wonderful to feel as free as a bird and occasionally soar away for a while in the sky and feel the air passing by one's feathers. Great photos in this hub! Thanks!

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      Maraiya Storm 8 years ago from Prescott, Arizona

      Beautiful poem. I love seagulls. I seem to have more of a fascination with them lately. You are a great poet!

      Oh, and I absolutely love the beautiful photos! Did you take them yourself? I don't think one would find such choice photos on the Internet?

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      Beautybabe 8 years ago

      I am so glad you liked it Ralwus.

      I just let the words flow from me and then I tidied it up at the end. I just can't believe that my poems have been accepted so well and I am not even a poet or a writer for that matter. You have made me feel like I want to keep writing more poems, that is if there are some more there to come out at some stage. Merry Christmas to you too stay safe and Well. BB

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      ralwus 8 years ago

      I like this one a lot. I felt as if I was flying with one hearing the wind and feeling it in my hair also. Good work. thumbs up. Peace and love and Merry Christmas to you too. CC

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