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On the Ferry

To the ferry, people flock;
The ride is smooth and free.
Despite the gloomy weather,
It’s the perfect place to be.

Out the window, fog and haze;
Raindrop pattern splatters.
People barely give a glance – 
Transport all that matters.

Lady Liberty appears,
Torch held high in greeting;
Tourists take a snapshot,
Their attention sharp but fleeting.

Friends will meet me when we dock
To schmooze and have a meal.
Getting there by boat, not car,
Just adds to the appeal.

And then I’ll take the ferry back;
No traffic and no stress.
A lovely spot to read or think
Or write a poem, I guess.

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  1. Date: 8/15/2013 7:28:00 AM
    What a wonderful poem. I remember fondly taking daily rides on the staton island ferry. the delicious kosher hotdogs, the view, just spending time with my dad. And when it would get ready to dock dad would take me to the front of the ferry and i'd watch as it seemed like we would go right under the dock until the very last second when the ferry would rise up to the dock. what memories you have restored with this beautiful poem. Thank you.

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Hi Ilene another beauty from you, thanks for stopping by my work, I left you a message there and then realised you probably wouldn't go back and look, so I will tell you here I will get back hopefully to more comments soon, my time has just been eaten with so many problem.But i appreciate all the support and comments on my ditties xx

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 12:00:00 PM
    You rode the waves harmoniously. And brought us all along. Thanks for the fare to get us there. Now let's all sing a song. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 5:42:00 AM
    Only been on a ferry once from the city of Toronto to The Toronto Island. It was a happy time... people heading for a picnic! Loved it... big hugs xoxoxox

  1. Date: 8/14/2013 4:37:00 AM
    oh !! truly , a ferry is a lovely place and site !! and to even write a poem !! hahaha............. ! enjoyed stopping by ! love , Saanvi ;))))

  1. Date: 8/13/2013 10:39:00 PM
    It's fun to take a ferry. It would be neat to live on an island and have to ride on one each day, but I suppose that would get "old!" Very nice, Ilene.