I read somewhere that today is a shark awareness day.
So here’s a poem looking at it from the shark’s viewpoint
Watch what you eat
A request to see me with such haste
Pray, what in earth has taken place?
Regretfully I have to say
While hunting earlier today
I travelled closer to the shore
In pursuit of some albacore
But I’m afraid I screwed up bad
And fear you will get really mad
I can’t think why you worry so
Top predator here down below
The sea is ours to roam at will
It’s normal that we make a kill
Only Orcas give us any grief
We’re blessed with these destructive teeth
For many miles we gracefully steer
All other life retreats in fear
Streamlined serenity unsurpassed
Save for the briefest powerful blast
Surprise attack, true devastation
Force amplified by our gyration
Then quickly is the calm restored
Oh no! You’ve taken a surfboard!
Bit worse than that, I didn’t mean..
I took a chunk of human being
You foolish fish, you’re right to bawl
This is a crisis for us all
They’ll all be out aboard their boats
Harpooning us with things that float
Lacing the sea with bloody chum
Waiting to see if we will come
Bounding the bay with net deep down
If captured then you know we’ll drown
And they’ll not stop, they won’t get bored
Incentivised by a reward
This really is a huge nightmare
Why couldn’t you have took more care?
I’d just got used to living here
Now it’s the third move of this year
Why do you guys all let me down?
We’ll have to go back near Cape Town
But I tell you now, this times the last
Your recklessness leaves me aghast