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The Sea Hag and the Funky Monkey

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The Sea Hag and the Funky Monkey

She came out of the sea at twilight
Weak and trembling, bent with age
Her hair entwined with seaweed
The pounding surf a watery stage. .

She stood awhile and listened
then with the most frightful groan
Beaconed with a bony finger
To her minions in the foam..

Out of the waves they scrambled
Creatures from the dark and deep
Unleashed this one dark night
From their prison did they creep..

The danced the Funky Monkey
while the stars shown overhead
With abandon celebrated freedom
From their dark and watery bed...

So had the sun and stars aligned
Just this once in untold years
To break the spell they suffered
And dry their unending tears..  

And with the light of faintest dawn
They turned from their heavenly shore
All crept back into the thrashing sea
And their likes were seen no more



Co-written with my grandson Jordan..9 yrs old

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  1. Date: 2/27/2010 7:13:00 PM
    I loved this Barbara, I will put it in my favourites and read it to my grandsons whom I know will also love it. well done to both of you...Thank you...Margaret

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 4:56:00 PM
    You and your grandson make quite a dynamic duo, LNC! I was really laughing in the first verse trying to picture you emerging from the ocean with seaweed in your hair. After a day of fishing, I usually have bait stuck on my clothes and under my fingernails. I'll bet it was Jordan's idea to dance the "Funky Monkey." Enjoyed! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/27/2010 2:40:00 PM
    Wow, Jordan and Gran are so talented. Nice co-write >> and a kool piece >> James

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:23:00 PM
    Dear Barbara, and Jordan, Great Collaboration into my favorites How are YOU doing My Young POET Friend with the Inherited POETIC Talent Great Pen My LIFE YOU Have done Well as a Grandma LOVE YOU Two ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 6:07:00 PM
    What an absolutly cool and funky write, Bsrbara!... For children and adults both...Seems like your grandson has inherited his grandmamas' talent!! - Tim

  1. Date: 2/25/2010 6:39:00 AM
    I'm thinking of Moussorgsky's "Night On Bare Mountain," When I think of the spirits dancing the Funky Monkey I have to HAWW, HAWW! Great write! Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/25/2010 12:20:00 AM
    Congrats on your recent contest success BG.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments and kind words

  1. Date: 2/24/2010 7:30:00 PM
    Great writing buddy you have, dear Barbara. Soup mail :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2010 9:03:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Barbara and Jordan. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/23/2010 3:15:00 PM
    AWESOME fantasy type children poem. And this adult loves it too. What a wonderful way to spend time with a grandson! I hope mine will enjoy poetry too. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/23/2010 3:00:00 PM
    I enjoyed reading this lovely poem and a loving star for your grandson too..Charma:)

  1. Date: 2/23/2010 10:22:00 AM
    Budding artist is the grandson. Keep the creative pens flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/23/2010 9:42:00 AM
    Dance on, Funky Monkey. Your grandson has promising talent!

  1. Date: 2/23/2010 9:32:00 AM
    very entertaining