He’s an elegant fella, with a great fashion sense,
he wears timeless colors with pride, never tense.
White is his shirt, and there on his back
he carries a tailcoat in shiniest black.
Let’s have a look at his elegant wife
they love each other despite their hard life.
They live in a world with no roads and no street
The lady gives life to her brood on her feet.
Their world is so cold, where air freezes breath
everyone going will inevitably meet death.
And still, they found a way to survive
give birth and feed, walk, slide, swim and dive.
Their existence is hard and is constant danger
and to us it couldn’t be any stranger.
But to them, it’s normal, to walk, slide and try
to survive by swimming because they can’t fly.
Six different ones are living on ice
the same hard life in misery, not nice.
And still our fella is happy in his elegant dress
He’s a penguin – right. Did you guess?
(Copyright Aurora Jean Alexander, May 2017)