“Fish and chips on the beach” by Jenny Erlanger

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Fish and chips on the beach

 

It’s so bossy and loud

and stands out from the crowd

as we gather together to eat.

Dashing forwards and back,

it looks set to attack

every bird homing in on a treat.

It arches its neck

then it rushes to check,

with a glare and a threatening screech,

that the other gulls round

don’t pick up from the ground

what we’ve tossed from our spot on the beach.

So obsessed with the job

of controlling the mob,

it has missed quite a banquet tonight.

It has not had a grip

on a single thrown chip

and it serves the antagonist right!

 

One thought on ““Fish and chips on the beach” by Jenny Erlanger

  1. This poem has everything – rhyme, metre and lots of fun!

    Thanks Jenny Erlanger!

    Chris Bradshaw

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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