Our love of water is gigantic
From the Pacific to Atlantic
The smell, the feel, the freedom of
Just floating in the waves we love…
Yet there was film that gave us pause
The terrifying movie, “Jaws”
It’s so much fun to play in water
But not if it’s a sea of slaughter!
Straightforward in its basic story
But told in way so wild and gory
A seaside town, a tourist trap
The worst thing that could fall in lap
Was beaches closed for fear of shark
Too much debate this issue sparked
Chief of police had strong opinion
Of course they made the wrong decision
And what transpired, you can guess
Put audience in pure distress
Soon motley crew of heroes chased
To open waters, shark did race
Put stop to beast, we all were hopin’
What happened next, dropped our jaws open…
A scene so starkly realized
Shark eats man before our eyes!
Them that survived saw what to do
In final climax, up shark blew!
This movie had us all a-fluster
A true-blue bona fide blockbuster!
Though poor sharks got the rawest deal
Our fear of them is still quite real
To everyone, I hope will listen
They’re vital to our ecosystem!
(Don’t be afraid of sea you’re swimming in
Just keep your splashing to a minimum!)