They came from Outer Space !

Eight arms & legs ~ humungous eyes

And a smile upon their alien face !


OCTOPI have three big hearts

While everything else has ONE

They can squirt ink ~ to make you blink

Six brains make then second to NONE !


They are "Masters of Disguise"

They disappear in a flash

They have Blue Blood (that's copper based)

And really cut a dash !


SO ~ If you'd like to have blue blood

And stand tall on Safari

Then order Chips & Octopus

Enjoy your CALAMARI !


Thanks for reading ~ comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX


After the short video there is a longer one. So if you

want to know more about these "alien" creatures

please continue to watch ! Comments about Octopi

in general would be welcome ~ Yours Brian XOXOX   

  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: May 23rd, 2018 01:48
  • Category: Unclassified
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  • User favorite of this poem: Laura🌻.
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  • orchidee

    A fine write Brian,. There's some strange sea-creatures! If we had six brains, would some of us use any of them?! doh!


      Thanks STEVE ~ David Attenborough's programmes on the Oceans have been informative but scary ! FISH like BIRDS can move in 3 dimensions up & down & around ~ but it gets darker the deeper you go ! It's not how big your brain is ~ or how many ~ it's how it's wired that counts ! Thanks for your comment ~ Yours BRIAN

      • orchidee

        How many brain cells are some humans using? Or have their brain cells gone on holiday?! heehee.

      • Poetic Dan


        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks DAN ~ A great & fascinating creature ~ ideal subject for an Ode ! Yours BRIAN

        • JoeLucky

          Lovely title, informative and funny. Great poem!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS JOE ~ Tiles are important ! Pleased you liked the Poem & the Visuals etc too ! Yours BRIAN

          • Fay Slimm.

            Love the descriptions you use or these slithery masters of Neptune's bed - -- must say they have not been my favourite keepers of the deepest deeps Brian but after this master-lesson on their abilities I shall certainly take my hat off to Octopus alien-brain-power. Great read and love the title.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              THANKS FAY ~Pleased you enjoyed it ~ I've never encountered one in the WILD only in a aquaria ! I n the big SEA AQUARIA in the USA (Like Tampa) one can see a large OCTOPUS close up and they are scary and do look alien ! Yours as always BRIAN ! Pleased you liked the title ~ eye catching ?

            • Michael Edwards

              Rather fond of calamari but can't see the point of eating spaghetti in octopus based blood sauce. Great verse Brian.

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks MICHAEL ~ I construct my POSTS (Picture ~ Poem ~ Video etc) with Yourself & Fay in mind ! If you both send a good vibe "Then my Poem has not been in vain !" Yours BRIAN

                • Michael Edwards

                  You're a diamond geezer Brian

                • hopeisoutthere

                  Quite a hurmours and exciting write. I have always been fascinated with octopi.

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    Thanks HOPE ~ Pleased you enjoyed it ! Yes they are one of the most fascinating and unearthly of SEA CREATURES ~ scary ! Yours BRIAN

                  • Azura Nightsong

                    Octopi are really cool. And super smart too, I hear tons of stories about them. For all we know they have their own civilization down in the depths of the ocean!

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      THANKS AZURA ~ We recently had a TV Series "OCEAN" and we are just beginning to realise the "life style" of many of our Marine Creatures ! there are whole "Piscine Civilizations" under the Ocean living in perfect environment with no shortage of Water ~ Oxygen ~ Food etc ! Fish are older then the Human and could well outlast us when Life on Terra Firma" becomes impossible for H. Sapiens ! Yours BRIAN !

                    • camille

                      Fun. Light and heartwarming c x

                      • BRIAN & ANGELA

                        Thanks CAMILLE ~ I like my Poems to entertain ~ amuse and warm the heart ! OCTOPI are ideal critters to move the MUSE ~ Yours BRIAN

                      • Laura🌻

                        Mio Caro Amico BRIAN,
                        Una scrittura magnifica!
                        A magnificent write!
                        Octopi are awesome!
                        Many in my family like
                        to eat them...especially
                        when they’re grilled!
                        I’m partial to grilled calamari!
                        The best I’ve had were at Zia Teresa in Naples!
                        Abbracci e Baci per te ed Angela...

                        • BRIAN & ANGELA

                          CIAO LAURA ~ Nostra cara amica ~ Amore Napoli ~ Casa dells Pizza e Molti Ristoranti Pesce Perfeto ~ Gli Italiani really know how to cook CALAMARI ! But in my opinion much nicer alive than dead ! Pleased you enjoyed the poem and the grilled calamari ! Abbracci e Baci e Amore di Angela e Brian XOXOX Thanks for adding as another favourite ~ A & B XOX

                        • Christina8

                          Wow, a really educational poem. I did not know they had blue blood! Excellent job and great rhymes! Sister Christina

                          • BRIAN & ANGELA

                            Thanks CHRIS ~ pleased you liked it ! Poetry can educate and be entertaining and rhyme & scan all at the same time ! That why it is such an important linguistic medium ! MPS does a great JOB and new poets every day. I love OCTOPI ~ very poetic creatures ! Eightfold Hugs ~ BRIAN the Octopussy !

                          • Goldfinch60

                            Very good write, I do like octopuses, intriguing animals and very tasty on the plate.

                            • BRIAN & ANGELA

                              OCTAPI ~ through the sea they fly
                              Sleek streamlined and scary
                              Too regal and too fabulous
                              To end up as CALAMARY !

                              It always amazes me ANDY ~ that a
                              creature so alien and frightening ~ can
                              end up tasting so good ~ Best in a
                              Creamy sauce with crusty Italian
                              Bread & Chianti Blanco ~ ENJOY !

                              Yours Gastronomically ~ BRIAN

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