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Talking to the Seagulls
by Ed Matlack
Monday, March 29, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Nature & Humor in one write...

Talking to the Seagulls…


Today went walking on the beach,

While doing so I must be talking to the gulls,

Or maybe to the self, not sure on that, will have to mull…


Gave my seagull buddies half a loaf of bread,

They did pay me back by pooping on my head,

Glad I wore my hat, I was, there it hit, instead…


Not much to tell me they had,

Food was scarce, so they were sad,

But my food was a welcome change,

Brought gulls a flapping and cawing, from the furthest range,

They give me this feeling; it is quite strange,

Like maybe in another life, I may have been one of them,

But in this life I am in now, I have been rearranged…


Feel good do I, giving them bread,

Without food they may starve, yes they would be dead,

If I have food to give to the guys,

I will do so daily, no lies,

I have however found that they don’t like,

Fruit Loops & Cocoa Puffs, apparently cereal does not slide,

Down their gullet, therein they don’t like it or cannot at least, abide…

              © ed – 3/29/04



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Reviewed by Anna Marie Fritz (Reader) 3/30/2004
How I can relate to this one, Ed! LOL...

And these are some really smart gulls, who frown on junk food, and ask for hamburgers and french fries, instead!
The humans who toss them food (not you, of course) might learn a
lesson from them.

This poem let me walk the beach with the writer. I love these scenes,
and have painted them multitudes of times!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/30/2004
They love french fries and hamburgers...LOL...
they flock around the McDonals in town...
beautiful creatures ED...sounds like you had
a nice day...floria
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 3/30/2004
ahhh, dear Ed... I was there with you, blissfully away to your shore and the peace of it... BUT... cocoa puffs? fruit loops? em.. my dear.. (smile) this is not cereal, it is candy..(grin). you woke me from my wanderings with those... BUT.. I do thank you sincerely for taking me away with these lovely mind pictures... sigh.. oh to be there in early morn, the gulls, the sea..lovely... katy xox.
Reviewed by Jane Rodway 3/29/2004
:) I found this amusing, especially the part about the cereal! I thought the last line of the third stanza was fantastic- great write.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/29/2004
Oh Boy I feed the seagulls every morning if I go to Plettenberg Bay to fetch the Piggy food....they know my car....they follow me around town....and some tourist complained about them pooping on the breakfast at the outdoor restaurants....hehehehehe...and I am having fun by watching the Poop!!Yes I hav pic to proof it
Please Go read my poem
"Drop me a feather"...the pic on that one is me feeding one...Yip..thats me!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 3/29/2004
i've seen a gull swoop down on a bareque, snatch a chicken leg & hind and swallow it whole! then take off and poop right on the babeque ...
when he looked backed it almost seemed as if he was smiling ;)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/29/2004
Hint: Always give the seagulls the entire loaf of bread - only half a loaf, and they always poop on your head. ( I give them two loafs - just to make sure I'm safe!)
Reviewed by Susan Sparks (Reader) 3/29/2004
You mean they don't go Coo Coo for Cocoa Puffs? Are you pulling our legs again--did a seagull really poop on ya? Splat!

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