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The Lonely Pirate and Princess Poppy

Once upon a time
In the imagination of a child,
Was a very lonely pirate
Who never, ever smiled.

The pirate had no friends at all,
He'd been mean and gruff and bad,
Now he was quite alone
And this made our pirate sad.

Everyday he'd search the land,
Not for jewels or gems,
What this pirate wanted most
Was to have a friend.

Each day he'd sail to islands,
Drop his anchor in the sea,
Go ashore with his telescope
And go on his hunting spree.

But no one likes a pirate,
People would run and hide,
They all thought he was scary,
"I just want a friend." he cried.

Meanwhile on an island,
Deep inside a cave,
Lived a beautiful Princess
Who'd been washed up by a wave.

A storm had hit her parents ship,
It had sunk into the sea.
The only one who had been saved,
Was Princess Poppy.

"I miss my King and Queen." she said,
"I really want a friend."
But the island was quite deserted,
She'd searched from end to end.

One day our pirate spotted
An isle he'd not seen before.
He dropped his heavy anchor
And waded onto shore.

He began his search with his telescope,
Saw birds amongst the trees,
Then he heard the sweetest sound
That floated on the breeze.

The pirate followed the lovely tune,
Found the cave and shouted in.
"Hello, hello." his voice echoed
It really made a din.

The Princess was very frightened,
Stopped singing right away.
She crouched down behind a rock,
Till she heard the pirate say.

"I'm only looking for a friend,
I promise I'm not bad.
I'm just all alone with no one
And this makes me feel quite sad."

The Princess came out from hiding,
"I am lonely too
I haven't any friends at all
And this makes me feel quite blue."

The pirate looked at Princess Poppy,
"We could be friends, you and me.
You can come aboard my ship
And we can sail across the sea."

Princess Poppy smiled
And took the pirates hand,
"I think" she said "I'd like that."
And they danced about the sand.

Princess Poppy loves the pirate,
They sail the ocean blue.
She sings him lovely songs all day,
They have a friendship that is true.

The pirate is never lonely,
He really did find gold,
Having a friend like Princess Poppy
Is the best feeling in the world.

4th February 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/14/2017 10:17:00 AM
Elizabeth, a lovely tale of adventure and friendship among the sea. Whimsical with a happy ending. I enjoyed reading it. Congratulations. All the best, Sonia.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/14/2017 12:13:00 PM
Thank you so much Sonia for your comment. It was a good contest.
Date: 3/13/2017 7:35:00 PM
Elizabeth!! This is a wonderful tale! Congratulations my friend!! Big Hugggs deb
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/14/2017 1:58:00 AM
Thank you
Date: 3/13/2017 7:02:00 PM
Congratulation on your win, Elizabeth , I want to thank you for entering my contest. I love the story... Hugs Eve
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/14/2017 6:15:00 AM
Have just been reading through the placed stories in your competition, what some fabulous tales.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/14/2017 1:58:00 AM
Thank you
Date: 2/5/2017 11:32:00 AM
Great children's story, Elizabeth:) Nicely done. I like to write children's poems, too!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/5/2017 11:34:00 AM
Thankyou so much for your comment. I get so much inspiration from the children I care for. Love teaching them the joys of poetry and rhyme.
Date: 2/5/2017 7:10:00 AM
Beautiful story Elizabeth, I am sure children would love this, there again I am an old codger and I loved it.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 2/5/2017 7:15:00 AM
I'm a children's nanny and this is the game little Poppy wants to play everyday with me. It comes from her imagination. How lucky am I to get paid to play all day!!