Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fighting Sea Monsters-A poem

Fighting Sea Monsters
The sky awash in roiling grey clouds
Rumbles of thunder vibrate the leaves
Electricity crackles in the air
As lightening dances along the ground
We are transported
The porch is now a storm tossed ocean
The swing a pirate ship at full sail
Look ahead!
Man the wheel!
Leviathans are on the move
They threaten the lives of all aboard
Ready the cannon
Harpoons at hand
Brought to bay we have
No recourse but fight
Each to their task
Hesitate? Never 
Yet the adventure ends
Life pulls us back
With the lure of snacks
Peanut Butter sandwiches with Grape Jelly
Cherry Kool-Aid
Chocolate Chip cookies
Oh to be
Ten years old again
On a stormy Summer afternoon
When the porch was an ocean
The Swing was a ship
And the street light poles
Were the only monsters we knew
~Ellen Apple 03/18/2014


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Donna. We played the stormy sea game when we were young all the time. I am glad you liked my little stroll down the memory lane of my mind.