Inky the Octopus

Inky the Octopus

A Poem by Richard Williams

A little octopus in the Pacific.

Along the Mariana Trench
inside a coral cave,
there lives a little octopus
who likes to do the wave.

He waves his little tentacles
at jellyfish and shark,
and sometimes grabs a manta ray
so he can leave his mark.

One day a school of fish came by
to rest a weary fin;
so Inky showed them to his home
and waved the classroom in.

Above his cave there lives a crab
who only has one eye;
whenever Cray leaves for the coast
his neighbor waves goodbye.

He waves along the sea-floor sands
or even close to shore;
and when he's right below the waves
he'll wave a little more.

One day he saw the strangest thing,
immense and well-behaved;
it was a yellow submarine,
and so of course he waved.

But it did not return his wave,
into the deep it went;
so little Inky just swam on
and found a nice warm vent.

He found all form and color here
that fluttered in the flow;
and all this waving in the sea
just made his big eyes glow.

So Inky knows just where to go
whenever waves are slack;
it is a friendly place he knows
that always will wave back.

© 2011 Richard Williams

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Wonderful. i really liked this little tail.

Posted 4 Years Ago

A really good flow I felt it lost the story half way through though, still well written thanks for sharing - ATC

Posted 4 Years Ago

So cute! I love it! Good job, keep it up.

Posted 4 Years Ago

This poem was adorable!

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Absolutely wonderful! Simply flawless rhyme and meter, and a very engaging story as well. Fantastic stuff.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on April 30, 2011
Last Updated on May 1, 2011
Tags: octopus, coral, cave, wave, tentacles, trench, jellyfish, shark, fish, crap, shore, submarine, yellow, vent, thermal