Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Pelican, helican

I was walking by the water
Minding my own business
When this pelican
Came swimming by.
I said, "Hey pelican,
What do you think you're doing?"
That smart-alec pelican
Ignored me and
Kept right on swimming.
I'll fix you, I thought,
I'll make you cry!

"Hey pelican," I yelled,
"you're breakin' the law!
No swimming is allowed here -
It says so on the sign!
Keep it up the cops will come and
Take you straight to jail."
Would you believe he had the nerve
To look hard at me,
Raise up on the water,
Flap his wings
To drench me with
The salty sea?
I said to Mr. Smarty-pants,
"Well, now," I said, "I sure ain't
Gonna make your bail!"

That pelican swam off a ways
Ducked his head,
His butt came up
Those feathers waved at me.
I started running much too late
That white stuff hit full blast
From head down to my knee!
Now I'm screaming, and that old
Bird - I swear he starts to laugh!
I said "Pelican, pelican,
You are not a pelican,
You've got to be a helican!
But I'm going to pay you back!
So then and there
In one fell swoop
My Nikon focused tight
I took the shot and waved at him
"Hey pelican, I got your photograph!"

Which is what you see.


Anonymous said...

Pelicans are so self centered.

nopham said...

Very cute and so real..thought I was there with you!

cieldequimper said...

:-) Nice one! I mean, both!

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice I like your poem.

A wonderful bird is the Pelican
His bill can hold more than his belican.
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week.
But I'm damned if I see how the helican.

Not mine but I like it. MB

Lois said...

I really like the way the water looks in this picture Jacob. I'm sorry that mean old pelican got the best of you though!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!! That made my day!!!

Cezar and Léia said...

today it's special,
fabulous surprise!
The pelican is cute and also your words!
A whole pack today, thanks for this beautiful post!
Léia :)

Unknown said...

Very different from the african species, but I like them all.

Youth_in_Asia said...

Hahaha. I did laugh out loud at your poem (song?... if not, it should be!). Great shot, Paco.

Because of my mistake before, I'm going to have to call you something different every day.

Kate said...

If the pelican could read your insulting comments re. him, he would not cooperate. But they are forgiving little creatures so when he sees your lovely photo, he would be back in a flash for another shot at 15 minutes of fame on your blog.