Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


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

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

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? ? ? ?

Comments about this poem (Why Are There Sharks? ...... [my wife's question; creation of animals; philosophy? ] by Bri Edwards )

Enter the verification code :

  • 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

Read all 1 comments »

New Poems

  1. G, Nassy Fesharaki
  2. Side, Ruta Wuneh
  3. Unknown, Ruta Wuneh
  4. Bashfulness is the ornament for a youthf.., Dr.V.K. Kanniappan
  5. Yours, and only mine, Maya Tod
  6. IQ poeam, Angry Brownbear
  7. Lacklustre thoughts, Angry Brownbear
  8. Mindless Wind, Angry Brownbear
  9. Screams of Silence, Angry Brownbear
  10. Abode Aroma, Angry Brownbear

Poem of the Day

poet Edmund Spenser

My love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great
Is not dissolved through my so hot desire,
But harder grows the more I her entreat?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. My Love Is Like To Ice, Edmund Spenser
  5. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If, Rudyard Kipling
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]