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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

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

    Good stuff, Carmen!

    Mine is

  13. 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!

  14. That is too funny!

  15. 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.