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The Undervalued Shrimp.
by Marcus_ Aurelius

Thursday, November 06, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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This is one of my most meaningful poems, inspired by a shrimp I met whilst delerious and adrift 3 nautical metres off the coast of Bali. Sadly, he didn't make it.




I may be a shrimp! 

And a lowly crustaceon 

Yet I knew a krill who liked reading the Nation 

Are plankton so clever? 

They swim straight through whales! 

A pointless endevour

To be crapped out their tails.


Consider the Squid

Who hangs out in the deep

He never sees daylight

Not one  bloody Peep!

He has to be dumbest

To fight a Sperm-whale!

With beaks in his suckers, well who wouldn't fail?


Of course we have Jaws

Inspirer of terror!

His eyesight's so poor

He eats surfboards in error. 

And that gaudy fin!

It's no use for stealth

Why not wear a sign saying 'bad for your health!'


And what of the dolphin?

In the aquarium, basking in stardom and fame.

Smiling for pics with an octogenerean.

Patted like dogs, they're so tame!

What use is a tool such as echo location?

Food's free if you jump through a hoop!

Gone are their days of self-glorification

Prancing ahead of the sloop.


I've no such illusions

My burden a shell!

I make great fajitas and salad as well

I grow to great sizes in tropical climes

And this is my downfall-

For me the bell chimes!









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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 11/6/2008
Interesting and unusual point of view, well written...

Be always safe,
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