The penguin dichotomy

Like little old men
they totter about
wobbling unsteady
as if they have gout
They fall over a lot
on their short stubby legs
and are really unsteady
on those little pegs

But once in the water
they are graceful and free
as they swim underwater
in their homeland, the sea
Yes penguins have wings
and they use them to fly
with speed in the ocean
like the birds in the sky



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Keith Channing
    Nov 29, 2015 @ 08:21:57

    And when they are down there
    They’ve only one wish,
    To fill up their tummies
    With loads of fresh fish.
    For if they’re not fishing
    There’s no need to dive;
    It needs a good harvest
    If they’re to survive.
    (with apologies, of course) ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Ratika Deshpande
    Nov 30, 2015 @ 11:32:51

    The last four lines are the best. I love penguins!

    Liked by 1 person


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