Sea Otter

A Sea Otter's Poem


The Sea Otter, Her name is Sue,

Hunting freely in the ocean blue.

Octopus, Squids, Sea Urchins, Fish,

Cockles, Clams, Crabs and Shellfish.

Smashing with a rock on her furry chest,

Reveals a meal so tasty, Oh! it is the best.

Floating on her back, posture of serene reposes,

She eats, She plays, She sleeps, She dozes.

She mates and gives birth in the sea waters,

On her back, her baby she nurtures.

Anchoring herself in giant seaweed or a forest of kelp,

In the swirling sea, alas, she is in dire need of help.

Only 2000 remained, have the 20th Century distinction,

To be hunted to a point of near extinction,

Her precious fur, Her priced possession,

By human hunters and for one explanation.

Her survival is now protected by law,

200000 strong today, there is only one flaw,

Greed driven hunting,

Unscrupulous poaching,

Still rear its ugly head,

Can it be stopped, dead?

By Philo Yan


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About Philo Yan

For the past 28 years, career and family took precedence. After deciding to leave my career and with my 2 young adults and 1 teenager making their own way in their life, I now have time to do what I love and that is creating art. I have no formal training and consider myself an amateur. I have great respect for the extremely talented artists especially those who specialize in 3D and realism using all various tools of art.  They are so amazing and if I can achieve even 1% of what they do, it will be a milestone in my baby steps towards art. My daughter is artistic and she is in her final year pursuing a degree in Art and Games design.  I have been doing art for 2 years now and have moved on to poetry writing.  I write poems to accompany my drawings.   I do appreciate if you would drop me a line to ask for permission.  If you like the poems, you are welcome to use it with credits as they are original poems. Or if you like me to write one for your drawings, I will be happy to oblige.