As Fish

March 27, 2017
By E.nigma GOLD, Hartland, Wisconsin
E.nigma GOLD, Hartland, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"mmm, quite" ~Brit

In the sea-salt spray of the open ocean,

dolphins play in the up/down motion.

Free, as fish.


Storm clouds brew, beyond the waves above.
Safe beneath them, no worry thereof.
Carefree, as fish.


Sudden, cuts through water,
rope, reeled and tugged, pulls tauter.
Frightened, as prey.


Fish corral, scrunch up tight,
not all will live through the night.
Tired, as prey.


Friends! Panic! Swim! Flee the catch!
Hauled aboard, hope goes out, like a wet match.
Helpless, as product.


Slapped on ice, sliced, and shipped abroad.
Taken out, then evenly thawed.
Breathless, as product.


Seasoned well, with lavender, lemon and lime,
put on grill, 500° for a time.
Tasty, as dinner.


Cut and sliced, bickered over,
pieces on ground, fed to Rover.
Digested, as dinner.

The author's comments:

Entry for the MPM poetry contest

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on Apr. 1 2017 at 12:29 pm
HereSheIs BRONZE, Wellesley, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -Plato

Amazing word choice and rhyming. You create moods of peace/happiness, then terror, then dinner time chaos well


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