Friday, July 23, 2010

To Catch a Thief - Flash 55 Friday, July 23, 2010


To Catch a Thief - Flash 55 Friday, July 23, 2010




Atop his perch, he scans his world,
Searching both the land and sea,
Hoping he will come across,
A tasty fish or delicacy.

 
It seems the competition’s fierce,
For just as he is set to fly,
Another gull steals his fish,
Letting out a raucous cry!

Where is that cat when you really need him?

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy

All rights reserved





If you would like to tell a tale in exactly 55 words, post it and go and tell Mr. G-Man

18 comments:

  1. Hi Carmen! Superb shot!!
    Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter Two!
    Have a great weekend!

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  2. lol. that owuld be quite some meal for a cat...fun 55.

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  3. I bet the fish weren't too happy either! My 55 here

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  4. Great work Carmen!

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  5. ...ahh - competition everywhere - and the cat's not there when needed most... ;o

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  6. Superb 55, Carmen! I love the first stanza!!

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  7. I love these 55 word stories. You have captured the essence of gull!

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  8. oh, love your poem Carmen, sad for the gull who lost the fish, but reality of life we have to stay competitive, even birds :( wish i can just relax on the beach all day all year without worrying where to find food to nourish me everyday

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  9. Carmen...
    Yeah, just where are those Kitties when you really need one?
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Loved your Pic...WOW!!!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

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  10. Seagulls are complainers even when things are going well for them.

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  11. Very cute! Alas, one of my cats would want to be friends with your gull. She's a lousy watch-cat.

    I’m up here.

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  12. I love to watch the seagulls when I'm at the beach. Nice 55! And as you know I love that shot with the yellow in the foreground. Sure makes a nice header!

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  13. WHERE is that BARTENDER when ya really need him???

    Good stuff, Carmen!

    Mine is http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/07/to-catch-thief-flash-55-friday-july-23.html#links

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  14. Well done! Poor gull, but perhaps he'll find solace in the fact that his sad story inspired a 55? :)

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine, too!
    -C

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  15. That is too funny!

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  16. Trotter -
    Thanks for stopping by! Where are you off to next?


    magiceye -
    My gull, atop his perch, was waiting so patiently for his prey, he inspired me to poetry.


    Brian Miller -
    Those gulls were as large as many cats I've seen.


    John's comments -
    I'm sure fish don't enjoy meeting their demise because of these hungry gulls. There are certainly hundreds of them in the coastal areas around San Francisco.


    Glynis -
    Always appreciate your comments!


    Claudia -
    The battle for food is a constant at the beach -
    the gulls never seem to find enough food.


    Icy BC -
    Somehow, we always seem to manage to come up with more verse, don't we?


    betchai -
    It really is a matter of constantly having to worry about where the next morsel is coming from!!! Whether its humans or our fine feathered friends.


    G-man -
    I do try, when I can, to add a little photo to my 55! Hope you are getting some R & R this weekend.


    secret agent woman -
    Seagulls and pigeons aren't my favorite birds but I guess they need to eat, too.


    swputh -
    Thanks for stopping by and reading my 55!


    Pattiken -
    I always think of cats and birds as being natural enemies...but maybe not!


    Tina -
    Once I discovered that magical daisy field overlooking the Pacific, I knew that had to be my header!


    steveroni -
    Hope you're having a nice weekend and not working too hard.


    Me -
    I can write a poem about anything!


    hope -
    Glad you got a laugh from my 55.

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