Sea Canaries

Witty beluga swims unbound
Happily eats the fish they found
Intelligence only compounds
Talks often mimic human sounds
Expressive thoughts seem so profound

Weighs way over a thousand pounds
Humor can cause most to feel clowned
Amicable, socially crowned
Limber neck can twists all around
Endless intelligence astounds

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

Written in response to Rebecca’s April 2023 Poetry Challenge

Line count – 10
Word count – 48

Rebecca’s ( Fake Flamenco) Prompt:
This month, our theme is ocean creatures. For example, write a short poem about your favorite crustacean, cephalopod (octopus or squid), or cetacean; (whale, porpoise or dolphin). Teach us something new about the creature. What is unique about it? How it is particularly suited to aquatic life? G Rated please. Poet’s choice for the poetic form. I’ll translate poems that are fewer than 10 lines or 50 words. 

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  1. I adore the beluga whale! I love your acrostic style that you expressed so eloquently about this beautiful creature. Bravo Ms. Grace!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ³πŸ˜πŸ‹πŸ€—

  2. Love this acrostic poem on whale. Dear Grace, I appreciate your reflections in an interesting way πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–

  3. Love your take on this prompt, Grace!!! The acrostic and the rhyme flow so effortlessly, it is truly beautiful to read!!! Amazingly well done, my friend πŸ€πŸ€—

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