FLIGHT OF THE SEAGULL
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.