The Surfer And The Seal

by Duncan Jones

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The surfer sailed across the waves

The seal watched from below

Then said the seal when face to face

“A fine impressive show!

I challenge you, a dare, a test

Your great skills versus mine

Though when you lose do promise me

That you won’t sulk and whine!”

“I have tricks and stunts a-plenty!”

Said the surfer with a grin

“And I’m bored of all your talking …

Say the word and let’s begin!”

And like that their duel began

Oh what a show indeed!

Both sailed and dove and splashed and rode

So many came to see …

They made the dolphins jealous

Fish stared and seagulls squawked

From all around they came to watch

As all the ocean talked …

Then when finally fading, tired

(For the waves were rather strong)

Face to face they met again

But they did not get along …

Surfer said, “Well clear it is

That you’re talented, oh yes!

But what’s also just as clear my friend …

Today I was the best!”

“Ridiculous!” exclaimed the seal

As he ducked below a wave

“You didn’t stand a chance at all

Although your show was brave!”

Their fussing carried on like this

Yelling, thrashing in the water

And as the blue sky said goodbye

Their argument grew hotter …

Until a final round of splashing

Colored by the setting sun

And with that the winner chosen!

For there now remained just one

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