Now the whale lives his lifetime

     In the deep blue sea.

He’s a mammal and he breathes

     Just like you and me.

 

Some whales are enormous –

     Much bigger than us -

And the blue whale’s bigger

      Than a double decker bus.*

 

He travels round the oceans

     And he thinks he is a king.

He dives and he leaps

      And have you heard him sing?

He’s a master of performance,

      The ruler of the deep.

He has lots of little catnaps,

      But he never really sleeps.

 

Mankind’s his only killer;

     Other enemies he’s none.

He loves spyhopping, lobtailing

     And having lots of fun.

 

To him I’m just a midget,

     Not a creature of the sea,

But I wrote this poem for him.

     Did he write a poem for me?

 

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This lovely poem, much loved by the children for whom I wrote it, was chosen by teachers and children across our county for publication in 2010.  It was in my Nature Poems book.  These books are not available now but you have them on my website.  I hope you like them.  Josie