"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Thursday, March 14, 2013

a true story!







; )  a true story
Debbie Penington
3/12/13

From murky blue and gray to black 
It pulled away and then rushed back
Pounding rocks and tickling toes, across the sand.. I watched it go!

I gave a giggle then ran a-wry 
wanting to keep my tootsies dry
It grabbed my ankles and would Not. Let. Go.  Ack! Shackled by the undertow

Oh, what to do could this be true?  
I was whisked into the ocean blue
First bobbed and lolled then tossed a-shore, I awoke in Anderson's fairy lore

For as I tried to stand I'd fail 
Crippled by.. my mermaid's tail?!
And that is how (now I regale), I came to rest beside the whale.

A silly pair beached near the waves, he wanted back in and I wanted.. legs!



  Blessings, Debbie


17 comments:

  1. That is fun! It made me smile. Hope you found your legs again!

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  2. Fun!

    You are talented Debbie!

    Great words and photos!

    You've made me long for the ocean....

    Deanna

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  3. That's an adorable poem! Very whimsical. I love a mermaid with attitude :)

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  4. I can't write with rhyme and meter to save my life...fun, fun, funny.

    Since I can't find your email and blogger won't let me reply to your in-box feed. I've been trying to sew about an hour a day near the end of the day before supper (I use my crock pot constantly so I seldom have much cooking to do in the evening).

    I also sew on Saturday. The problem is now my reading is suffering - although, the incident last book club contributed too the reading lull too.

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  5. The photos are beautiful and the words were lovely to read - thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  6. Heehee! What a great poem! I'm so glad you're feeling better. The ocean (and the One who made it) has a good way of fixing things. :)

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  7. Hahaha..love it! You most certainly have a 'tail' to tell!! xo

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  8. Oh I love this the photo images and the beautiful image now created in my mind are wonderful thank you. B

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  9. Beautiful pictures and very fun tale & tail! :)

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  10. Was it scary? Hope you are standing tall again!
    Love your poems...a lot.

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  11. Girl, you are too funny! (Although I can imagine being unnerved by that very whale-like things if I were beached beside it...yikes!)

    Great story...great poem! :)

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  12. Ha! That is too cute. Best wishes, Tammy

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  13. Wonderful! You are so talented! Love the photos too! Makes me long for summer days.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

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  14. This was very very humorous! I thought it looked like a manatee at first. I'm so glad you were able to get away, renew, and share with the rest of us. What beautiful pictures! I'm afraid I would not want to leave if I were there.

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