ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

Unprotected Species - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

The morning mist lifts and reveals.
A scattered colony of seals
Their breeding place beside the sea
protected by the enemy.

The fishermen who used to kill
and if allowed would do so still.
They do not dare to harm a seal
the penalties are all too real

The fisher men bitterly complain
the seals are free to fish again.
Unhampered by the silly rules
complied by bureaucratic fools.

The fisherman can’t understand
why they are bound by this command.
But not the seals apparently
They just ignore bureaucracy.

Seals are creatures of the sea
and as intended they are free
But the fishermen are not
That’s why they all bewail their lot.

22-Jun-07


Comments about Unprotected Species by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • (11/5/2007 1:52:00 PM)

    My favourite subject to harp and wail wail on about... getting there One Peace of coastline at a Time..xx (Report) Reply

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  • Ernestine Northover (6/23/2007 4:22:00 PM)

    Lovely write. Great storyline, and very well written. A super read, and good flow in all the verses. Loved it.
    Love Ernestine XXX
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 23, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 16, 2011


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