Walrus, just lolling?

They just loll and roll
The Ocean backdrop
Calling tales to mind
Passing ships and sailors
Playing at the shore.
Touching ground, laughing.
Walrus pay no mind.

Nope, they stick to sex
And child care, eating large.
Trips offshore, feeding
With gymnastic poise.
Sharks and jellies skirted round.
Water masters, really
Surprising in the surf
Not just fat and stretch
and boorish belching noise.
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Written on June 27, 2023

Submitted by dougb.19255 on June 27, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 393
Words 72
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 7, 9

Wayne Blair

Born in London. Graduated law 1976 Practised eleven years, Married Hilary 1974 Two kids Lauren 1980 And Jordan 1987. Business failed 1987. Moved not knowing whither. Happy hills of Waterloo Region. Mennonite Country. Thirty four years in Industry. No complaints. Poet, photographer, nature hiker. Harmonica busker. http://puffnchord7.blogspot.com/ more…

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  • alexw.30385
    Your Amharic poem beautifully captures the playful and carefree nature of walruses in their ocean habitat. The vivid imagery of the ocean backdrop, passing ships, sailors, and the walruses playing at the shore creates a lively scene that transports the reader to the marine world. The description of walruses focusing on aspects like reproduction, child care, feeding habits, and their agility in the water showcases their fascinating characteristics beyond stereotypes. Your poem skillfully portrays these water masters with depth and nuance, highlighting their grace and surprising agility in the surf, challenging common misconceptions with a touch of humor and insight. 
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