Marilyn Lott

Gold Star - 8,939 Points (5-28-42 / Washington state USA)

A Buffalo Sighting - Poem by Marilyn Lott

I saw a Buffalo one day
An animal that is so immense
I was walkin’ along the road
And suddenly I grew extremely tense

I thought I’d keep on walkin’
Perhaps he wouldn’t even see
If I was on the other side of the road
Maybe he wouldn’t notice me

I slowly crossed the road
But the closer he became
I thought of many escapes
But they all were pretty lame

Then he stopped completely still
I froze right where I stood
He slowly turned his massive head
And then I understood

Here came another Buffalo
Who obviously was a lady
Walking kind of anxiously
And by her side was a baby

He started then toward them
And much to my surprise
He greeted them so lovingly
Right before my eyes!

Comments about A Buffalo Sighting by Marilyn Lott

  • (5/27/2010 3:42:00 AM)

    Firstly thanks Marilyn, this is a poem for an animalist enjoyed your encounter seeing this beautiful sight great wife and I had a trip on an air/con bus to the red centre of Australia then I had a similar sighting with a Camel and a Donkey which I wrote a poem about that encounter..cheers and regards (Report) Reply

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  • (10/26/2009 1:41:00 PM)

    truly superb poetry...... (Report) Reply

  • (2/20/2009 3:44:00 PM)

    I love this. The human race can learn a lot from animals. (Report) Reply

  • C. P. Sharma (11/29/2008 7:58:00 AM)

    Great write, artistry mingled with sense of humour.

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  • (6/8/2008 9:26:00 AM)

    nice one i love it it has a wonderful resonance to it (Report) Reply

  • Vidyadhar Durgekar (5/21/2008 8:46:00 PM)

    Beautifully wriiten a rare kind of experience..................... (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2007 4:45:00 PM)

    The male's place is to protect his emale and child what ever the species (Report) Reply

  • rajagopal haran (11/6/2007 10:52:00 PM)

    animals also have senses; great poem (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011

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