S is for the Shark – The terror from the Sea
I still remember watching,
the famous movie Jaws,
featured on one among you,
called the great white shark.
After the movie was watched by people,
for many days and months,
men and women refused to venture out into the sea,
in beach resorts all around the world.
The savagery with which you attack,
is something beyond imagination.
You are a large and powerful beast,
found in the depths of the sea.
But once you get a whiff of a human prey,
you rise and patrol the shores of seas,
to catch unsuspecting humans,
for a scrunchy and tasty snack.
You come in various sizes,
the smallest of you is just seventeen centimetres,
while the largest, the whale shark,
is forty feet in length.
You have a very keen sense of smell,
and sight adapted to underwater life.
These help you to detect your prey,
from very large distances.
You are one of the animals,
on top of the food chain.
But because of human intervention,
some of you are under threat of extinction.
You are an animal,
that holds me in fascination.
You are a beautiful beast.
But I prefer to admire from a distance.