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You, Me and the Open Sea

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You, Me and the Open Sea

Just you, me and the open sea,
in a boat with a big white sail.
We’ll ride the surf and laugh with glee,
said the centipede to the snail.

We’ll point our boat towards the sun
as it sets on the edge of the land.
We’ll sing sea songs and have some fun
as we sail away from the sand.

You can search the waves for silver stars
to brighten the blackest night sky,
then catch them in your wee glass jars
before hanging them out to dry.

I myself will fish for a moon,
said the centipede with a smile.
I know I’ll net one really soon,
if not in a very short while.

We’ll light the dark with fairy lights
and just wait for a lullaby
of mermaids bringing golden kites,
then off to our dreams we will fly.


**I wrote this for my niece Ella on her third birthday

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  1. Date: 6/22/2010 8:44:00 AM
    Well penned. A delightful little ditty.

  1. Date: 6/19/2010 2:52:00 PM
    I loved it! Fantastic write-I'll be adding it to my fav's!~Tirzah~

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 8:41:00 PM
    super smiles as I read this again Sharon--I don't think I'll ever get tired with reading this very enchanting poem-- goes way up there with my favorite children's poems :) Sweet and adorable Ella sure is soo lucky to have you for her aunt!! :)

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 8:03:00 PM
    enchanting!

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 6:08:00 PM
    A very nice write, I enjoyed the read. Caryl

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 5:25:00 PM
    very cute and witty, great childs poem!!

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 3:01:00 PM
    This is refreshing. I like the beautiful images and the essence of the piece. I bet the sunsets will be wonderful. The last stanza is very touching. Great job! Joseph

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 2:40:00 PM
    very nice !!! really sweet x sarah x

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 12:38:00 PM
    What a joy to read Sharon, it's like reading a short story in a children's book, just delightful >> James

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 12:35:00 PM
    So sweet. It reminded me of other little poems I've read, like that one about the cat and the owl in a boat. Is there one like that? I didn't mean to say you did your footle wrong. I think Brian even gave some examples in your style of rhymiing the second syllable only. Yours is just fine, Sharon. I know it will do well! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/18/2010 11:11:00 AM
    Excellent! I love it, I'm going to share this one with my stepson.