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The Pier

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Corinne
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0 posted 02-27-2000 12:21 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Corinne

The Pier

His small hand enfolds her finger
Grasping for security
Adventure on an ocean pier
Sea green sunbeams
Shining up from below

Spying the Boardwalk  
The mammoth roller coaster looms  
He Licks lips, anticipates
Cotton candy, rides, hot dogs

The pier breathes in, sighs  
His grip tightens
As she guides him along
Puffs of steam spiral slowly
Boiled crabs deftly dismantled
Whack, whack, whack    
Shiny shelled shrimp on show of ice
Bouquet of lemon and garlic

They continue to pierís end
His eyes widen as he listens
To sounds of barking
She holds him over the rail
Below, an amazing sight
Seven seals swimming
He giggles gleefully at
Silky chocolate skin
Puckish dark eyes
Whiskers
Flapping flippers
But if she lets go, heíll surely fall
He reaches around her neck
She gently pries his hands away
Turns him back towards the seals
Reassures him that she wonít let go
Not ever
Not in a million, trillion years.

© 1999 Corinne Bailey


for my son
© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
RufffRyder
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<------Over There------>


1 posted 02-27-2000 12:31 AM       View Profile for RufffRyder   Email RufffRyder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RufffRyder's Home Page   View IP for RufffRyder

Your wording made this so easy to visualize
that I almost felt as if I were walking beside you.
I can tell that your a very proud mommy.
Thank`s for the stroll down the board walk Corinne.



[This message has been edited by RufffRyder (edited 02-27-2000).]
Marina
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2 posted 02-27-2000 12:35 AM       View Profile for Marina   Email Marina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marina

This is a beautiful poem Corinne. Your son is a lucky boy to have a mom as talented as you.

Marina
Parker
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3 posted 02-27-2000 02:14 AM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Corinne,  This was sooooo nice, a very touching mother son affair. But you made me really hungrey for some sea food. So much was real about this poem, great job.

Parker
Marge Tindal
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4 posted 02-27-2000 02:59 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Corinne~
It's precious.  Aren't those little fingers grasping ours the strings to our hearts?
I liked sharing a walk with you and your son.
~*Marge*~



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hoot_owl_rn
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5 posted 02-27-2000 03:42 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Thank you so much for the trip to the ocean and I didn't even get sand in my shorts   Beautiful as always Corinne...you have a way of bringing your words to life  
Corinne
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6 posted 02-27-2000 07:24 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, Rufff, Marine, Marge, Parker and Hoot!

Corinne
JamesMichael
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7 posted 02-27-2000 08:26 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

I really liked this corinne.  Sounds like a lovely day in a wonderful location.  James
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8 posted 02-27-2000 09:26 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is as beautiful now as the first time I read it! So precious!!    

Denise
Corinne
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9 posted 02-27-2000 11:02 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Thank you, James and Denise!

Corinne
 
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