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Flip

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Flip

Flip.

Once there was a fish named Flip
Who went and took a notion
To ask those other older fish
To tell him 'what’s the ocean?'
He’d read about it in his books
But no matter where he looked
And man he did look endlessly
But could not find the sea.

The other fish just looked at him
And told him all together
Don’t worry about this sort of thing
Just study be more, clever.
Then Flip, he asked an old, old fish
Who smiled and told him gaily
“Oh Flip you’re living in the ocean
It’s with you lad and daily”

But when Flip told the other fish
Just what that wise fish said
They laughed at him derisively 
And said “he’s off his head”
And they all beat that wise fish up
For the nonsense that he talked.
 Then turned and chased young Flip away
For they knew what they’d been taught!!!

24 September 2013 @ 0630hrs.

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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Stopping by to read this one again...Peter, i was wondering if you were on vacation... Hope you are well... always~ Linda

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 10/9/2013 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Linda, I am now back from a beautiful holiday...Peter
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 10:42:00 AM
    a charming read with deep undertones,peter... a very delectable, fun piece... :) huggs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/24/2013 3:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Nette, so glad you saw the deeper meaning. I love to write that kind of stuff....Peter
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:38:00 AM
    love this very humorous write ~always pd

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/24/2013 3:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda...Peter
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:09:00 AM
    I REALLY ENJOYED THAT PIECE BEAUTIFULLY PENNED WAIT IF YOU WANT A LAUGH THE MADDEST STORY YET MUFFIN MAN HA HA I AM EVEN LAUGHING AS I AM TELLING YOU

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/24/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Liam, I'll be right over there for me morning laugh lol...peter
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 4:57:00 AM
    You smart show off fish..He'll be their leader some day..I like the humor and fun of the work..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/24/2013 3:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara, I love writing fun pieces like that, cause there deeper meaning is so vital. I really appreciate your comments....Peter
    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 9/24/2013 5:10:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I was refering to the fish not you..I hope that is understood..Sara
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 2:52:00 AM
    What a fun read! So glad I passed your way this morning. Children would love this write... Refreshing.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/24/2013 3:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Anna, nice of you to say that...Peter
  1. Date: 9/23/2013 8:56:00 PM
    What a story you wrote! A very creative write you have here. Your writing is so cheerful and beautiful, compared to mine, that is why your potery brings a smile to my face, while mine brings tears to your eyes!!! :) a great write Peter indeed! All your poetry I've read so far is great! Check out some of my new poems! I wrote them all from the heart, I was in a writing mood and couldn't stop! Overall great writes Peter! You are a great poet full of wisdom and talent! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/24/2013 3:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Christopher, I really appreciate you reading my stuff....Peter