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Robinson Island

I had an Ananas Served by a Barefooted waiter Around a Bonfire When the Boats came in Through the clear waters The Cameras went Click Click As the Crabs ran into the sea We dried our towels on the Dwarf palms The Excitement made the Fishermen drink Safari Cane And Goody joined the Giriama dance. And the German swung in the green Hammock There was Hot water in the showers at midnight Children of the Island don’t like to fish She taught me the value of the Mangrove As we sunk the seeds in the Mud The New age walls are something And Omari loved Riding in the boat Forgot all about the Rusted shower heads Sleeping under nets in the Sand Alerted us to Sunrise And Seashells tattooed our faces The Salty water and Smoke Soaking in the Sun and building Sandcastles With Sea weed from sparkling sea water Telling Tales under a star studded sky Terse smiles from in-laws who were shy The Watermelon was super.

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Date: 12/5/2008 10:44:00 AM
Superb imagery! Your 's' alliterations towards the end are most effective. The whole mood of the piece is delightful... wonderful descriptions. Best wishes, Keith
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Date: 12/1/2008 10:29:00 AM
Wow.. I love this one. It felt like I was there...
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Date: 12/1/2008 7:12:00 AM
thank you Christopher I wrote this after visiting an Island by that name in Malindi, off the Kenyan coast.
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Date: 12/1/2008 5:07:00 AM
And Seashells tattooed our faces..loved this! You told a very enjoying story through poetry. I was captivated with how this flow and how you went from one line to the other without losing a beat. Very nice work.
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