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Bri Edwards

Veteran Poet - 3,842 Points (some time ago / Earth, i believe)

Why Are There Sharks? ...... [my wife's question; creation of animals; philosophy? ]


My wife asked me the other day
“Dear, why do sharks exist? ”
To try to answer that now,
all my brain’s power I must enlist.
But the other day I chose a coward’s answer
to the question, vexing.
I said “the sharks dispose of weak and injured prey”
while keeping muscles flexing.

NOW I believe that was a stupid answer,
though that’s some of what sharks do.
To the question “why do sharks exist”,
that is not at all an answer true.

[At least I don’t think it is.]

Some will say sharks exist
“because God was in a “MOOD” that day”.
Some will say “to provide thrills and chills
on movie screens”. Some will say.
Some will say “because when Mother Nature built them,
She was going through.....menopause”.
But after giving this question ALL the power
of my brain, I say “JUST BECAUSE”.

[That’s what I say.]

(August 28,2013)

Submitted: Thursday, August 29, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

though my wife rarely shows interest in my poetry, bless her, she DOES sometimes come up with an interesting title for me to work on.
the poem is true re what she and i said (not word for word) , and the rest came to me as i bothered to try to come up with a more satisfying (to me) answer. why do YOU think sharks exist? ? ? ?

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,842 Points Bri Edwards (8/29/2013 5:25:00 PM)

    oh i forgot to add to the poet's note: i wrote this in a notebook longhand, in long lines, as i usually do.
    then i figured it might look better and maybe be easier for you readers to read if i cut each line approximately in half. i hope you all like it..........or most of you. thanks for listening. bri (Report) Reply

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