Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thirteen Little Girls


THIRTEEN  LITTLE GIRLS

Abigail means 'Father's joy';
Mother probably wanted a boy!

Berenice means 'Victory!'
Who will the defeated be?

Caroline is quite straight-laced!
A prudish future must be faced!

Deborah? Well, that means 'bee'!
Who'll get stung? Just wait and see!

Elody, is a marshland flower;
She wont mind an occasional shower.

Fiona's 'the fair one' . What a shame
If she doesn't live-up to her name!

Genevieve is 'a wave that's white'.
I hope she isn't a ghostly sight!

Hilary means happy soul,
Always cheerful! Bless my soul!

Imelda's a 'great fight'! Oh dear!
 Better never get too near!

Jemima is after the turtle-dove.
All she'll think about is love!

Katrina means 'pure' as driven snow!
A lady who'll always respond with 'No!'

Larissa is cheerful all the time.
Being too cheerful is a crime!

Melinda is grateful! I wonder why!
Maybe we'll learn as years go by!

Half the alphabet gone already!
Wait for the next half!
Ready! Steady!
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 MERRY WEATHER


Merewether Morning
And the temperature is rising.
The surfers top the surging waves
With movements quite surprising.
Pelicans and seagulls swoop across
And travel on.
I feel a Merewether Morning coming on.

Merewether Morning
And the atmosphere is lazy.
Ships on the horizon
Looking smudged and sort of hazy.
Everywhere on earth but this
Is dull and woebegone.
I feel a Merewether Morning coming on.

Merewether Morning
And the baths are full of splashing.
Out beyond the wall the waves
Are rushing in and crashing.
It almost seems the worries of the world
Have upped and gone.
I feel a Merewether Morning coming on.

Merewether Morning
And the little ones are romping,
Building castles in the sand
They've only made for stomping.
It seems this is a heaven
Where the sun has always shone.
I feel a Merewether Morning coming on.

Merewether Morning
Dolphin fins are barely showing.
Somewhere in the distant sea
A whale is busy blowing.
This will be a memory
That I'll look back upon.
I feel a Merewether Morning coming on.

Forget about your Shangri-La
Ignore old Babylon.
For I am where the good things are
And the morning's coming on.
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2 comments:

geraldgee said...

Great BB ! Both of them.

Adelle Laudan said...

Very kewl. Happy T13!