Some Thoughts Upon Viewing a Blue-Footed Booby

Some Thoughts Upon Viewing a Blue-Footed Booby

A chameleon can change his color by cue,
but what’s a blue-footed booby to do?

You can’t take off a foot like you’d take off a shoe.
And when blue is the only color you view
as you walk down the beach for a mile or two,
you might fancy a color a little bit new.
Yet, step after step, his feet remain blue!
It’s the color of ink and the color of goo—
a color that any mom would eschew
if she had a choice and a chance to imbue
her fledgling’s feet with a more subtle hue.
Instead, they’re this color that both of them rue.
Amazing to witness and lovely to view,
but admit it! You wouldn’t want blue feet, would you?


For dVerse Poets “Blue Tuesday” poem

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

15 thoughts on “Some Thoughts Upon Viewing a Blue-Footed Booby

  1. Beverly Crawford

    I love the rhyming rhythm of this. Additionally, I just like to say “blue-footed booby bird” It’s sort of like “she sells sea shells” !

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  2. kim881

    This is adorable, Judy! I’ve only ever seen photographs of blue-footed boobies, and I remember hearing about them when I was at school and the whole class laughing at the name. I’m amazed that you kept up the rhyme the whole way through – some feat (pardon the pun)!

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