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Chasing Seagulls...(And Barking at the Air)

A Continual Saga of a "Younger-than-Now" Poet from the Highly-Esteemed State of Texas proclaiming more Poetic-able Prose using just pure wit

A Poet...even a "Manly" one....May just be trying to capture a moment...a Scene...in words. Just like a painter does on canvas.

Welcome to my canvas...

Chasing Seagulls and Barking at the Air... Jumping over Waves...running without a care.

Seagulls hanging out along a Texas Coastline

Seagulls hanging out along a Texas Coastline

My husky Nikita :-) Dog Beach San Diego, CA | Dog beach ...

My husky Nikita :-) Dog Beach San Diego, CA | Dog beach ...

Chasing Seagulls and Barking at the Air...

Jumping over Waves...running without a care.

Alone on the Beach...away from the confines of who I regularly am...

Running at the teasing gull at water's edge...flying higher then I can.

Free...we both are for one moment...you upon the air...me upon the land.

You see me coming...yet you wait...and fly each time a little bit faster...than how fast I ran.


We play this game...dogs and birds...upon this quiet beach...

Each time landing nearby and taken off a few feet out of my reach.

Why do we chase birds...Why do birds even land close by...?

If I were a bird...I'd land so far away...you couldn't spot me...with an eagle's eye.

Yet...here we play along the water and waves...out...along the endless sand...

No one can figure out the game we play...on this long stretch of Texas Coastal land.

There is no other sounds but waves...some barks...and the cry of the gull...

Endless time...and open sky...puts my brain into on automatic lull.


All dogs get to run free...All birds get a chance to try their hand...

At "take-offs" timed just right...to clear a Labrador coming at 'em and then jumping up...above land.

There is nothing more to bring to the picture...there is only the beach and I...

Pounding with paws against the surf...making each gull...flap their wings to fly.

I don't know why I do this...it never gets old...and it is so much fun...

I love to bark at the gulls...and to try and catch them...out on this beach...while on the run.


The time to walk for miles along the beach with my dogs...is gone for now...

Each dog that walked along with me there...has each passed away...anyhow.

Such a magnificent way to enjoy nature...with every wave splash of a nearby sea...

I wonder if you can hear the sea gulls cawing, dogs barking...right now...or is it just me?

I miss those dogs so much now...as I walk along the beach and enjoy my stroll...

Makes me want to start running out into some waves...and catch me a Sea Gull!


"Oh...for the dog that is running along without a care...

Chasing Seagulls...And Barking at the Air !"

This Poem is an Image frozen in time. If the two Dogs that inspired this Poem were still here...they'd still be out running along the Beach...Chasing Sea Gulls!

My chocolate labrador Coco chasing after a ball on the ...

My chocolate labrador Coco chasing after a ball on the ...

Inspiration for "Chasing Seagulls...And Barking at the Air !" comes from a pair of dogs that would love to do this all day...while out at the beach.

This Poem is actually rhyming words put to real life of two great dogs that were a real treasure to me...and that loved to run along the Beach and Chase after Sea Gulls. I can still see them...running there...in vivid clear memory.

"Bear"- The Black Collie/Lab Mix -"The Teacher". (My Parent’s dog) She showed my dog how to go after those darn Seagulls. She meant business!

"Okie"- The Yellow Lab Mix with a pink nose and paws for that touch of Chesapeake Bay Retriever in him - "Mr. Hyper". All he needed was any old excuse to go for a run...or a swim!

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