Another poem from the book MAINE: The Way Life Is!

At the Shore
At the shore I found a shell
hiding in a muddy bed.
I asked the shell what it was
and here is what it said:

"You've got to be quiet.
You'll give me away.
I've got to stay hidden,
so hidden I'll stay.
See dad was a screamer,
and now he's a steamer.
My mother was louder,
and now she's in chowder.
My brother he cried,
and so he was deep fried.
So I'll clam up shortly
because here's the deal,
if I am found
I'll be somebody's meal.
What I am is a clam."
Copyright © 2001, Robert Pottle 
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