Denis Martindale


Keeping Eye On Things!


The happy hippo often spies
On creatures left and right,
With thankful heart, his beady eyes
Will gaze upon each sight...
To take it in and mull a while,
To muse thoughts in his mind,
While 'neath the water lurks a smile
That few above could find...

He's blowing bubbles now and then,
When days bore him to tears,
Just hoping things pick up again
And he's all eyes and ears...
While he's all wrinkled in his bath,
His bottom gets a tan,
With no TV to make him laugh,
He does the best he can...

He sneaks along, quite silently,
As if there's nothing wrong
And yet in truth, content to be
There spying all day long...
But those who spy on him all know,
He's nosey through and through,
He's quite the curious so-and-so,
There's not much else to do!


Denis Martindale, copyright, March 2014.


The poem is based on the magnificent painting by
Stephen Gayford, nb Google search gayfordgallery.

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Submitted: Friday, March 14, 2014
Edited: Thursday, March 20, 2014

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