Song Of The Seals - Poem by Angela Wybrow
I longed to hear the song of the seals,
So, very tightly, I closed my eyes;
But, although I concentrated really hard,
I could only hear the seagull’s cries.
So I wrote the seals a little letter,
Then I dropped it into the sea;
But the seals remained as silent as could be,
And they would not sing for me.
So then I wrote upon the sand,
In letters some three feet wide:
‘SING FOR ME, PLEEEEASE! ’
But my message was erased by the tide.
I hoped the seals would decide to sing,
As I longed to be entertained,
But although I listened so carefully,
Quiet those seals still remained.
Then, very suddenly, they began to sing –
High-pitched ‘ooohs’ rather than words.
Although I couldn’t understand their song,
It was the most beautiful sound I’d heard.
The song I heard was strange but sweet:
I had never heard such a sound before.
As I stood upon the soft silken sand,
I willed them to sing me some more.
As I stood and listened to their sad song,
I couldn’t quite believe my two ears.
It was a really special moment for me,
And I cried some happy salt tears.
The seals sweet song came to an end,
And silence fell across the bay.
Filled with joy, I stood and watched
As the seals swam swiftly away.
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