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Author Name: Freeredcoatsister 3 Comments
Date Added: November 20, 2009 16:11:50 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Ol' Sea Snake's Carriage Ride
Cobblestones wobble and rock the carriage,
as I circle these streets with Blue Bits and
Derby Boy on this vibrant morning.
With the sun on my back and  a salty gale brushing 
by, my spirits soar as I imagine what the day will bring.
People come from all over to tour this city,
and soak up it's history and scenic views.
Why not climb aboard my carriage and take
a brisk ride with me on this beautiful day?
As we trot through the historic district, I'll 
tell you some of our most scandalous folklores
and show you their shocking locations. 
     Like Copper Moon Ridge, where pirates once
dressed as dames to steal their first good swig
of America's finest moonshine.
It's still pretty darn good!
You'll see the towering cliff views of our granite
lighthouse, whose menacing design has weathered
decades of the ocean's pounding tides. 
We'll squeeze in time to feed the beached seals basking
in the sun or catch a rare glimpse of  the orca whales 
playing in our bay.
If romance is your desire, I'll tool you around  in the moonlight,
to our brightest vistas that magnify the star's diamond twinkles.
 ...Perfect for capturing your lover's passion-heart.
I'll even take a long stroll, just to assure you of your privacy.
 ...Gentleman's honor, I won't take a peek!
If it's fish and chips you seek, we'll head over to 
Smacky-Bud's Mackerel Shack for the tastiest fish around.
But I'll be up front with you, don't feed any to Derby n' Bits
or it'll be a long ride back.
So jump aboard and take a ride with this Ol' Sea Snake,
while there's still time.
I'm not getting any younger!
You day-trippers spend too much of your weekly grind
in your lackluster cars.
Come, sit back and unwind for a short time.
I'll sweep you back to the golden age of enchantment,
when hearts would mysteriously merge on a slow-trotting
carriage ride.  Memories like these could last you a lifetime!
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Comment By: PremiumLinda Jo on November 21, 2009 12:48:01 AM Report
this I must place as one of my have far surpassed any of my wildest expectations for you and your poetry...this is pure delight...a story-teller's tale...or is it tail?  I loved the stanza about viewing the romantic vistas that magnify the star's  diamond twinkles...and his promise to take a long stroll...
Comment By: FreeAndrew on November 20, 2009 09:31:44 PM Report
love the seaside imagery and am a big fan of horses - you've got a way of writing about things i enjoy
Comment By: FreeMoonStar on November 20, 2009 07:31:29 PM Report
Wow Loved this! it gave me the feel of the yester-years of long ago!!! Nicely done, the imagery fab!!!


Great piece here Tanya!



Moonie xx


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