Poetry to remind us to not be so serious

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This article was published 12/08/2021 (543 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

I hope that everyone is having a peaceful and restful summer, I am so thankful that we are finally able to safely get together with family, friends and loved ones.

As we enjoy the last few weeks of summer, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a couple of unpublished poems I wrote several years ago. When I read them now, I’m reminded to not take myself too seriously and that it’s okay to be silly once in a while.

I hope they make you smile!

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Dragon under my Wagon

One summer day I went out to play
And came across a dragon
He was green and blue and wore one shoe
When I found him beneath my wagon.

“Why sir,” I exclaimed, “have you been tamed?
For a dragon, you don’t seem so scary.”
“I am,” he replied, “although I must confide,
I’m in a hurry and mustn’t tarry!”

“But sir,” I persisted, “You must be assisted,
For where can you go with one shoe?”
He responded with glee, “That’s not a problem for me!
Don’t you know that dragons fly too?”

Then off he went, that little gent
And I never did find out why
A one-shoed dragon was under my wagon
Or where he was in a hurry to fly!

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Sailor Spider

One day I met a spider and that spider said to me,
“If you don’t mind my asking, which way is it to the sea?”

I thought this very strange. Why would a spider go to the sea?
I replied politely to the spider, “Very well, please follow me.

But if you don’t mind my asking, why would a spider go to the sea?
The sea is not a place for spiders, no, not the place if you ask me.”

That spider, he just smiled and then he said so patiently,
“I’ll find a boat, one that floats – for I’m a sailor spider, you see.”

“A sailor spider? How bizarre. I didn’t know that you could be
Both a sailor and a spider. It’s very strange, if you ask me.”
By the time we reached the sea we were fast friends, that spider and me.
And I promised to come back and see him, on his boat out on the sea.  

Heather Innis is a community correspondent for Windsor Park. You can contact her at htiede@gmail.com

Heather Innis

Heather Innis
Windsor Park community correspondent

Heather Innis is a community correspondent for Windsor Park.

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