The Intelligence Of Tuna

The Intelligence Of Tuna

A Poem by Earl Schumacker

Respecting the delicious life of others with lemon and button on top.


The Intelligence Of Tuna

There where the tuna sleep mighty

Wet as usual imprisoned in ocean

There are creatures above with poles

The oxygen nitrogen breathers

The ones with limbs on their sides

With eyes facing front fashioned to hunt

Beings that live in the thin environment

Trying to take the tuna out one by one

To take them home and fry them quickly

How naive these killers of fish are

Do they really think they can trick a fish

With lures and lines and an ugly worm

Dangling in front of them for amusement

Tuna were not born yesterday you know

They come from noble eggs exposed at birth

Ready to attack or swim away to safety

To protect their dignity from the depraved

What harm have tuna ever done to men

Have they no shame when they go fishing

When they hang fish like trophies on a wall

Make sandwiches of them for a child's lunch

Tuna never go to war or betray the trust of others

True. They do not respect their mothers

But if they knew them that would be another story

A fish story for sure

© 2020 Earl Schumacker

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Very partial to a tuna sandwich with cucumber slices Earl, but this gives a different perspective. Makes me think of the tuna in a human way. Now if I pondered on these thoughts long enough I would be giving both fish and meat up because I am too sensitive. Nearly lunch time. I'll stick with cheese today I think. Liked where you went with this Earl. Makes me appreciate what I've got and also the struggle that different species have to survive. That includes humans too.


Posted 1 Year Ago

Earl Schumacker

1 Year Ago

Good morning Chris, Glad you enjoyed it. Please do not give up tuna or hamburgers. God made them f.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Year Ago

Yes moderation. Have a great day my friend.

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Added on January 17, 2020
Last Updated on January 17, 2020
Tags: Fish, dignity, tasty, family relations


Earl Schumacker
Earl Schumacker

Atlantic City, NJ

B.A. Degree in Literature and Language. I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, novels and keeping up with new scientific discoveries. I enjoy philosophy and Art appreciation. more..