Sunday, February 14, 2016

a close call was not an option

                                                                                          Attribution: Nick Hobgood
Image:  An Octopus in Deep Ocean (here)
(it used the two shells as protection by pulling
them around itself when it sensed danger).

the 11 of 12 given words:
case place hit key match threat 
fine top room close cost 

A case of survival in a hostile world
Ignited a superb kind of imagination
Placed in defense outside its realm of
purported ability it hit a high note where
a low life creature was found to be just
as intelligent in its bid to stay alive

Key to its decision was to match threats
to its fine well-being to stay on top

No room for errors even a close call was
not an option for it could cost it its life

Brenda's Sunday Whirl Wordle #238 and
Mary's at PU's Poetry Pantry # 289

23 comments:

  1. Clever use of the words. It felt like it could be a fitting accompaniment to an award worthy nature documentary.

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  2. Those closing lines are especially powerful!

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  3. Danger is all around. To stay alive, indeed there is no room for error.

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  4. Some creatures sure have to remain on guard at all times

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  5. Ingenious creatures we can certainly learn from!

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  6. Who would have believed an octopus could be so clever.

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  7. "a low life creature was found to be just / as intelligent in its bid to stay alive" ....well captivated.....octopus is one of the most intelligent invertebrates...

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  8. Most interesting to read Hank. Thanks for the education.
    Good write.
    Yvonne.

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  9. Nice. Aren't octopi the COOLEST?

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  10. Love the cleverest of mollusks... So much better with brains than mussels (pun intended)

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  11. That is a smart octopus! My son once came face to face with one in a fissure. The octopus reached out and tried to rip my son's mask off to protect itself.......extremely smart creatures.

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  12. The danger zone - that is a cool picture and a clever disguise.

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  13. The words just disappeared into this very well written poem. Nicely done.

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  14. And all over again we are reminded of how truly wonderful nature is!

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  15. Error is my middle name, Hank. Just don't tell anyone.

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  16. The alternative to a good defense system is an overactive breeding program to even out the losses. Nature tends to work out a solution...I wonder how she will control rapacious man?

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  17. loved this. made me think there with the storyline beneath it. very sublime. thank you Hank.

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  18. Hank,

    Superb use of the prompt words. A most interesting facet of marine life and its clever methods for survival.We could learn much..Excellent!

    Eileen

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  19. too sad when 'No room for errors'

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