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Norm Milstein


The Sea is a Salty Road


Come with me to Calico Beach
Where Peppy Creek runs down to the sea,
Where squawking flocking seagulls screech
And powerful pompous pelicans preach:

For the sea is a salty road, oh yes!
The sea is a salty road.

There's a tangerine sun over Calico Beach
Where walloping waves strike snaggletoothed cliffs,
Where gadabout gulls get about all day
And tangled spangled seaweed drifts,

And the sea is a salty road, oh yes!
The sea is a salty road.

We shall roost on a rock that the tides cannot reach
While a prominent porpoise delivers a speech
About chasing the tuna and hunting the squid
Whose inky secretions keep her well hid.
We shall squawk at the gulls and bark at the sea lions
Who waddle about on the calico sands,
For they tell tall tales to the penguins and puffins
While chasing the ocean away from the land,

And the sea is a salty road, oh yes!
The sea is a salty road!

Oh we shall have an entertollicking time
By the hooligan cliffs on Calico Beach
After the plump sun plops in the bay
And the marigold moon pops up to play.
The ocean fandagoes, the starfish cavort!
With vociferous vigor, we’ll wobble and snort,
Hopping and clapping by the zestful sea,
Sipping our frisky phenomenal tea,

For the sea is a salty road, oh yes!
The sea is a salty road.

Next day we'll embark in our Bumblebee boat.
On the merry melodious sea we'll float,
Where breakers loom and surf-flowers bloom
And whales and seals and dolphins zoom.
Up and down and around and around
Where mountains and fountains of waters abound,
Swigging our bubbly broth as we brave
The tempusterous blusterous flusterous waves,
How gleeful and freeful and wild will be we,
Riding the turbulent tides of the sea

For the sea is a salty road, oh yes!
The sea is a salty road.

Submitted: Friday, June 24, 2011
Edited: Saturday, June 25, 2011

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (6/24/2011 12:49:00 PM)

    Outstanding poem. Wonderfully conceived. Great imagery with nice sentiments. Keep it up.
    I rated it 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Kindly read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2.

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