Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Paddling Pool



All very attractive beneath the bright blue sky
But once this pool was famous and I will tell you why.
Way back in Newcastle's earliest days the founding fathers decreed
'A map of the world in the Paddling Pool is exactly what we need.'
And so the map was fashioned and the children swam about
In and around the continents giving a joyful shout.
'I'm swimming over America!'. 'I'm swimming over Japan!'
'Can I swim all over the world? Yes, I think I can!'
Somehow or other it was destroyed, this icon from the past,
Although some people mourned its going, standing around aghast.
And now you'd never never know that it had ever been;
A wonderful piece of handiwork that enhanced the local scene.


(An acrostic)

Features? Eyes, a mouth, a nose.
Also ears, just two of those.
Carbon copies? Not at all!
Each one, round or flat or small,
Seems to be a new creation
Genetics! That's the explanation!


Catch My Words said...

I came by looking for a writing about a goofy chair. I found a great acrostic poem instead. Great job!


eileeninmd said...

Nice story and a beautiful photo. I love the blue sky and the water color. Have a wonderful week!

Karen said...

What a shame it was let go to decay. Those pools are a great way to enjoy the ocean without facing the dangers of the sea.

Kay L. Davies said...

I would have loved to swim all over the world, Brenda. Too bad it didn't survive. I hope that's not prophetic.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

janakidiary said...

interesting story but sad that the generation today is not able to enjoy such beauty.
here in the Phils. we have that version and it's called Hundred Islands. Each islet represents the diff islands of the country.

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Dang, that is too bad that it is now gone. But thanks for telling us about it. I've never heard of such a thing before.

Hope you have a wonderful watery Wednesday!

Kathy M.

Unknown said...

I second Kathy's thoughts -such a shame:(

2sweetnsaxy said...

Entertaining as always. :-) Have a great WW!