Stephen Katona

Rookie - 619 Points (26th November 1970 / Manchester, UK)

How Two Octopi Came to Fall from the Sky

This is how two octopi became legendary,
Called Norman and Harry,
With a daring escape,
That will make your mouth gape.

One day they saw the sea on television,
And made a rather bold decision,
To find a real home,
Where they'd be free to roam.

When their humans went on holiday,
To a place they were sure was far away,
Both squeezed through a gap,
And undid a travel bag's strap,
Sliding into a child's case,
Next to a teddy bear's space.

Once on a plane,
Out they came,
This cephalopod pair,
High up in the air.

Through one more hole,
They had sight of their goal,
Saying, "It's really true,
The sea IS blue! "

Down they fell,
With the briefest farewell,
Each changing shape,
To look like a cape.

You have to salute,
These two living parachutes,
For finding the sea,
Setting themselves free.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Topic of this poem: Animals

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