Fur, Feathers,and Shells

Fur, Feathers, and Shells
by: Mandy Calvin

What if the world became a zoo,
A place were one could just observe
The different types of people and
The secret thoughts that they reserve
The feathered birds that strut about
Might not spend their whole day to preen
If it was not for their conceit
That demands that they be clean
The shy turtles that spend their days
Inside the hollows of their shells
May for a time poke out their head
And look around to sniff the smells
The bear, mighty and strong with claws
Able to rip their prey to shreds
Is there a softer side to them
As cubs frolic in river beds
Search past the fur, feathers, and shells
And find things that we never knew
But every thing cannot be seen
Still if the world became a zoo

This is my 50th post and I want to take a moment to thank everyone who has commented and supported me in writing this blog.  This is quite a milestone for me, and I am pretty sure that I'll be passing many more in the future,  but I'm very proud of how far this blog has come since it began.  So again thank you all for your love and support, it's helped motivate me as blogger, a writer, and a person.


Jansen Family said...

50 posts...congratulations!! That's so exciting! I've enjoyed getting to know you--keep up the good work!


Jack Edwards Poetry said...

Interesting idea,written brilliantly as a poem.

Here is my entry:

Morning said...

love it,

the world is a zoo already because humans are animals with higher intelligence, smiles.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the 50th post Mandy! I enjoyed the poem. Wonderful thought!

Here's my entry for this week: http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/cannonball-3/

Anonymous said...

congrats and keep it up! my entry.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2011/01/30/lines/

My garden haven said...

Wow! Keep up the energy, Mandy. Love that insight in your poem...wonder if I'm a turtle. :-)

Ann LeFlore said...

This is great 50 posts I hope you will do 50 + more on this one. Want to read more of your work

The Noiseless cuckooclock said...

very beautiful.
way to go, for your 50th post.

kez said...

Loved this ...frightening tho , I believe some animals have more manners than some people perhaps we could swap some ( not all ) thank you for sharing x

William Leed said...

Congratulations of your 50th.
Well done.

Rayan said...

Each word is a flutter from a butterfly's wing, somewhere in the world it is causing quite a stir.

Keep on writing, congratulations on your 50th. :)


Anonymous said...

People, birds preening, turtles sniffing, bears clawing. You have given us your world zoo, and we are in it.

Anonymous said...

nice creative poem:)

ShonEjai said...

Congrats on your 50th post! 4 more and I'll be right there with you. Your poem was wonderful! I loved every line! Keep up the good work!

SprigBlossoms said...

I enjoyed admiring the fur, feather and shells of myriad creatures with you :) Congratulations on the milestone!

BlueAndWhitePanda said...

Congrats on the 50th post Mandy! Had no idea you were such an accomplished artist and poet. The world we live in is a zoo and we are all a part of it. Hopefully, we will be the beautiful animals that will have the magic to make this planet a better place in which to live...

Nate said...

if the world is a zoo? that would be really nice, i think.. :)

nefariousx said...

This was a great post.
Well crafted and enjoyable.

The topic was interesting and
well executed.
Great job!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I never thought that way about the zoo - now I will always wonder what the monkeys are thinking!