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The Ride

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The Ride

The rains had stopped.
The waterfall was flowing.
So I took a walk across the pond.
I did not use my feet, oh no ;
for I had none.
It was upon a lily-pad that I did ride.
And  quite swift I might add.
For the water was fast at high tide. 
I looked up as the sun was in my eyes.
Though I'm sure I saw a dragonfly go by.
As a shadow came down over me,  
And something landed on my back,
 Though I could not see who it was.
She introduced herself as Miss Ladybug.   
Said she was from the other side of the pond.
And she was on her daily fly about.
We became fast friends from that day on.
And that my friends, was my trip across the pond.



11am Sat. 6 / 8 / 2013

I met a slug who told me this story, I thought it was so fascinating. I had to write it down .

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  1. Date: 11/23/2013 10:50:00 PM

    Light hearted and just full of light. like something from childhood's hour. Stopped by to say hi and now good by. Be happy. Michael

  1. Date: 9/15/2013 1:20:00 AM

    very nice how our minds can become xxxxx duncan

  1. Date: 9/3/2013 3:40:00 AM

    Wow fascinating ride poem! But dis is about real creatures neh? Kudos 4 d rhymin too. And tnx:)

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 3:54:00 PM

    a lovely story Debbie...thanks for your kind words...best wishes

  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:15:00 PM

    This is so lovely debbie, its delicate & a sweet reminder of the little things that are big to the heart ty4sharing:) blessings, cherie

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 9:46:00 AM

    I like it that you have the courage to imagine life as another creature. You a genuine Dr. Doolittle.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 6:39:00 AM

    an adorable and whimsical ... a fun imaginative write taking the reader into a journey of simplicity. nice :)

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 1:50:00 PM

    A cute story you can tell your grandchildren one day. nicely done. love phyl

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 11:37:00 AM

    Did you hear the one...about the ant ...floating down the river on a lilly pad...on his back...with an erection ...screaming " Raise the ."Drawbridge" Called... " The Height of Conceit." But I like yours much better!!! Why didn't you have... no feet???....Oh...Okay...The SLUG....I read it again...and missed the last part the first time...i love your adorable imagination....

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:13:00 PM

    Aww, how cute. Ladybugs are too cute. A very fine trip across the pond, I'd say. Very well expressed. Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 4:25:00 PM

    we have the imagination and use it to visit another lifestyle ....well done babe...

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 3:34:00 PM

    This has a child-like effect in my heart and on my mind, debbie... grreat stuff!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 12:24:00 PM

    I could picture this as I stood fishing in this pond on a cool misty morning....

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 11:07:00 AM

    - Sooo cute and beautiful, Debbie - Wish you a nice weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:19:00 AM

    this is sweet and creative. A really nice one for my morning!

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 10:03:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your personification of a frog maybe?..Great work..Thanks for stopping by my work..Debbie, the poem that you mentioned I have no idea what the title of it is..It was about my husband and my grandson and my grandson using four letter words..Sara

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 8:54:00 AM

    Very cute poem. I like the image of riding on a lily pad

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 6:02:00 AM

    A gem filled with imagery Debbie, you made me smile this afternoon. Really enjoyed reading it :) tc Wilma

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 3:06:00 AM

    Good morning Debbie, thanks for the open imagery and stroll along the pond. im wondering if you hopped from lily pad to lily pad. Well I know you weren't a frog because then you would have ate the ladybug. a cute one if you ask me.. always a pleasure to read your poems. have a nice day....linda