While Noah was seeking refuge, I was enjoying the deluge, When you're a great white shark like me, A flood just increases your territory. Thanks to man's dirty dealings, The rain gave us vaulted ceilings, Within a forty-day time span, The flood opened up our floor plan. Each one of us hosted delicious feasts, Until the floodwaters decreased, We felt more than a little defeated, When the excess water retreated. Why it had to end, we may never understand, But we heard that it worked out for Noah and his clan. *Draw Near is now accepting poems for Blessed Creation: A Christian Poetry Collection. Details here: Call for Submissions. **"Perspective" is a fictional poem that seeks to show that world events can be seen as either a curse or a blessing based on the perspective. A flood that plagued mankind is a historical event recorded in Genesis 6-8. There is a bit of controversy surrounding whether or not sharks survived the flood. A great website named Got Questions addresses difficult questions using Scriptural support. Read their answer to whether or not sea creatures survived the flood here: http://www.gotquestions.org/fish-flood.html.