A Simple Gesture And Heartfelt Thanks

A Simple Gesture And Heartfelt Thanks

A Poem by Gee
"

One for the kids

"
He reeked of fish and nastiness
was dishevelled, covered in goo,
spent most of his time perched on a rock
out to sea but just in view.
Occasionally he would come ashore
and the kids would run and hide,
standing six feet six and as ugly as sin
of him they were terrified.

One day however curious Karl
short sighted to the point of blind,
was dared to talk to the giant stink
in the hope of a name to find.
So when he lumbered onto shore
Karl met him on the sand,
"hello sir I'm pleased to meet"
he said as he offered his hand.

The giant stink stopped in his tracks
gave the boy a quizzical look,
then softly held the offered hand
and very gently shook.
"I'm pleased to meet you too my boy
how are you this fine day,
and what is it that brings you here
to pass across my way"

Upon the prom the hiding kids
all gasped at what they saw,
certain that a grisly end
would come to Karl for sure.
As for many years the giant stink
was an ogre thought to be,
dining solely on fish for breakfast
then small children for his tea.

But to their stunned amazement
they watched events unfold,
a story that in years to come
would be told and told and told.
The giant stink and curious Karl
conversing on the sand,
greeting like two long lost friends
warmly shaking each other's hand.

"Please tell me if you do not mind
your title or your name,
and if you do I'll tell you what,
I'll do the very same.
In fact I'll tell you my name first
it's Karl, mum calls me "k",
and you can call me that as well
cos we're friends as from today."

The giant stink looked at the boy
he thanked him in his mind,
this simple gesture showing that
goodness still existed in mankind.
A giant tear rolled down his cheek
he gave a giant sniff,
a seagull landed on his head
"A pleasure to meet you "K", I'm cliff"











© 2017 Gee



Author's Note

Gee
Be interested to hear what any youngish kids of reviewers think of this,even my 14 year old daughter liked it,amazing!!!!
Name taken from,"what do you call a man with a seagull on his head?"........CLIFF

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This is a fun & sassy scenario! Having grown up by a big lake & not too far from the ocean, I have known my share of people (mostly men) who smell like fish permanently! Your rhyme & rhythm work well thru-out & there's a tongue-in-cheek playfulness that only a younger person could fully appreciate. You've included good details of friendship & honesty! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Margie
Enjoyed this Dahlish piece of imaginative writing spawned from that age old joke Gee.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Cheers John
This is a perfect poem, story and rhyme. Everything about it is mind capturing and almost educational,
Thanks for posting it and I will look forward to "Part Two" take care Rod.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


Gee

2 Weeks Ago

Cheers Rod, part two, hmmmmmmmmmm.
Love it. Would like to see a continuation. Will cliff turn out evil after all!?! ;o

Posted 4 Months Ago


Gee

4 Months Ago

Hmmmmm, thank you
Oh I loved this story. The kindnessthis child showed this man was a true blessing. Appearance can be deceiving.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank you. Like most of my poems needs a bit of tidying up, it'd s wee bit clumsy in places. One day.. read more
Poetic Beauty

5 Months Ago

I don't look for errors when I read works but rather the subject matter and feeling.
Great poem! almost seems like a fable, but you had a good flow and much more colorful diction and vocabulary than any fable I ever read. Well done!

Posted 10 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Ooops, sorry so late with the thank you
This is cool! I love poems like this. To be honest, I prefer a little fun in my reading, and I love a fun poem with a story!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Thank you..
Superb.. I think we could all do with more reminders that there is kindness out there, somewhere. Looks so effortless, like it all came to you in a constant stream, rather than a line by line struggle. And good on Karl for being too short sighted to make judgements on others. Love it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed, thanks
Lorry.

1 Year Ago

You're welcome.
Too often we look but do not see beyond preconception and prejudice. It's the curse of mankind.

Boblakin

Posted 1 Year Ago


Gee

1 Year Ago

Indeed it is,thanks

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Added on May 9, 2015
Last Updated on November 26, 2017
Tags: Kids, ogre, seagulls, fish, kindness

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Milton keynes, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom



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