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Poem for the Month


 Ten Beautiful Seagulls

Ten beautiful seagulls

Sitting in a line

One flies away

Then there are nine.

Nine beady-eyed seagulls

For food patiently wait

One spies a sandwich

Then there are eight.

Eight hungry seagulls

Dream of a fished-filled heaven

One hears a fishing boat

Then there are seven.

Seven grumpy seagulls

Spot a bag of pick and mix

One swoops upon it

Then there are six.

Six flapping seagulls

Just about to dive

One flies across the beach

Then there are five.

Five squawking seagulls

Impatiently they “CAW”

One hops away

Then there are four.

Four squabbling seagulls

 Stare out to sea

One notices an ice-cream cone

Then there are three.

Three bobbing seagulls

Wondering what to do

One glides towards the rocks

Then there are two.

Two tired seagulls

Dozing in the sun

One heads for the cliffs

Then there was one.

One lonely seagull

Spots a lady with some bread

Snatches it from her hand

And leaves a present on her head!

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