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A Whales Tail

Rating: 4.9
This is a true story, it happend in a coastal town in the south island of New Zealand, which is famous for its whale watching.




At a place called Kiakoura, the other day,
there was a thirty foot whale, in distress in the bay.
A crayfish pot, and rope, around the whales body was wrapped,
It struggled, and struggled, slowly its strength was being sapped.
So a group of men, out in a fishing boat went,
to see if they could help, before the whale was entirely spent.
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Simone Inez Harriman 23 April 2016
Wow...I just loved your poem Tango. I feel so elated when I learn of these situations. There is hope for man if there are some who really care enough to rescue a distressed creature. The world is a better place...10
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Edward Kofi Louis 15 March 2016
From side to side to respect nature. Thanks for sharing.
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Kim Barney 17 February 2016
This is wonderful The whale knew that the man was there to help, not to hurt. I'm adding this poem to my favorites list.
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Brian Jani 09 June 2014
Very well written tango tango
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Matt Mooney 27 July 2009
Kiakoura; you have given me memories of a splendid day there a few years ago watching the whales. It's a great story with a happy ending made memorable in this well written poem of yours.
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Cindy Kreiner Sera 28 March 2009
Lovely story of a gentle giant - we have them moving along our coastline, what an experience being able to help, to touch, to set free....Brings emotions tumbling out....thanks, beautified my day! . Cindy
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Michelle Melody 11 January 2009
There is magic in the water... there is magic in the air... there is magic here that abounds, there's magic everywhere... the magic of life. I get goosebumps when I think of stories like these, thanx for sharing it x
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Michelle Melody 11 January 2009
There is magic in the water... there is magic in the air... there is magic here that abounds, there's magic everywhere... the magic of life. I get goosebumps when I think of stories like these, thanx for sharing it x
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Janice Windle 25 October 2008
I like this poem, which would make a good folk-ballad if it were set to music. Nice story, told as though from an eye-witness viewpoint.
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Fay Slimm 31 August 2008
Thank you so much for enlightening us with this well written verse of the true and happy tail of the whale......there are so many sad whale-tails around, what a delight to be able to relive this one with you.
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