Treasure Island

Connie Yost

(5/27/38 / Reed City, Michigan)

Once Upon A Day


A beautiful lady and handsome young manly,
Got married and lived in a house near the dam.
Nine children took turns coming into the family,
Brilliantly minded as good children can be.

They bought a nice farm and raised children just dandy!
Raised chickens and cows and two dogs and a nanny,
And piglets and cats and two rabbit's huge family!
They didn't have money they didn't have candy,
But ice-cream was sometimes brought home by the manly.

No cute little phones, to be held in the hand,
No texting or 3-D throughout our great land.
The manly is gone now and so too the lady,
Each year though, somebody's got a new baby!

So that is the story, though not told too grandly,
Of the beautiful lady and handsome young manly.

Submitted: Sunday, May 05, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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A story truly told.

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  • Shahzia Batool (5/5/2013 5:45:00 AM)

    The Y and sometimes LY in the end supports the symmetry of the poem as a well-knit poem, so added to the poet's notes i would like to say, a story beautifully told... (Report) Reply

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