Treasure Island

Harlan Lovestone

(Detroit, MI)

Imaginary World


Old Mother goose is on the loose
All soaking wet with her apron in a pond
Annie and Andy sing a raggedy little song
I saw a elephant on my lane
As a willow tree branch knocked on my window pane
I saw a spider sit near a spinster with a cane
Ruining her meal as it ran her curds insane

I saw a boy steal a kiss
Then another that day from another little miss
I saw a wolf seeming up to do no good
Sneaking behind a little red riding hood
If your nimble with candles you can really hurdle high
Enough to secure pinwheels or maybe fireflies

But without you where would I be now?
Perhaps outer space in a rocket no where bound
Trying to catch some stellar constellation cow
That leaps over moons without a way of landing back down.

Submitted: Thursday, September 24, 2009
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  • Tai Chi Italy (9/24/2009 2:39:00 AM)

    A beautiful take on the nursery rhymes of our past lives Harlan! There is no finer place to find yourself but in the imagination of a child.

    Smiling at you

    Tai (Report) Reply

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