Denis Martindale


Kingfisher


Above the water, all alone,
He stares impatiently,
Another passing fish to own,
If not escaping free...
Just perched perchance to grab a meal,
Before it darts away,
Another creature's life to steal,
To live another day...

His life before was just the same,
Efficient every time,
Remaining poised till he took aim,
Swoop, grab, then upward climb...
The boredom factor wasn't nice,
But what else could he do?
Fish come and go as God supplies
And some days just a few...

Kingfisher, tell me, if you can,
Do you like fish to eat?
Would you, yourself, your meals to plan,
Choose something else like meat?
I'm glad that I'm an omnivore
Who eats just anything,
I'm sure just fish would be a bore,
For fisherman or king...

Submitted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Edited: Friday, July 12, 2013

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Denis Martindale, copyright, July 2013.
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The poem is based on the magnificent painting
by Stephen Gayford called 'Kingfisher'.
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More Stephen Gayford poems here:
denis-martindale-dot-blogspot-dot-com

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