Through the journey, life arrives

Underwater – start their lives

Stable neither hot nor cold

Soft tiny eggs there to behold


Of such a time, lay vulnerable

For many eggs is tactical

Protection of the animal

Camouflaged with gravel


Frogs and toad, amphibian class

Eggs that float in jelly mass

From tadpole to a metamorph

The stages of which to transform


The brooding pouch of the seahorse

Protection from an outside force

Hatch of species, tiny fry

Plankton their to multiply 


Yolk sac feed, young fish growing

Strengthened muscles for swimming

Insect eggs and prawn relish

Hunting groups for bigger fish


Gliding through in forward motion

Darker depths of the ocean

Water wonders plentiful

Such vertebrates are wonderful


Written by Geraldine Taylor ©