bilbo reid


My New Kayak - Poem by bilbo reid

I've bought myself a kayak to float me on the sea
It doesn't cost too much to run, just a bag of chips and a mars bar
Some of these of course, well, they might just be for me
I'll splash about on the water, i dont need to go far
So i took it to a local beach for it's first launch on the sea
No champgne across it's bow, just a primus and a mug of char

I paddled out across the bay and back on the same day
Not much i hear you say, though to me it seemed quite far
I then went out around the point and found a hidden bay
I paddled past some mighty cliffs where once i'd watched the stars
The seagulls seemed to mock when a wave doused me in spray
And the cormorants they could'nt stifle their wild and raucous laughs

So i thought i would head out to sea about as far as i dare
Then i returned to my senses and turned back to the shore
And wondered how much food i'd need to cross the sea to Eire
Next time i will remember to bring a fishing line and lure
I'll be going out again soon when the winds and rain are clear
A couple of fresh caught mackerel would please me, thats for sure..


Bilbo 2012


Poet's Notes about The Poem

pretty much how it happened just last week.

Comments about My New Kayak by bilbo reid

  • (8/31/2012 5:32:00 PM)


    Nice story about taking in some time for yourself and enjoying life's simpler things. I also have a kayak. Although I never went into the ocean with it. Being in a bay would be cool, but leaving the sight of land would be pretty scary in a tiny, carbonfiber kayak! (Report) Reply

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  • Heather Wilson (8/23/2012 3:11:00 PM)


    What an adventure, sounds great fun, pleased you had your primus to make your mug of char,
    Sounds like you will get a fish supper next time. Loved the poem..
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  • (8/22/2012 1:09:00 PM)


    I had a kayak once, so I know where you are coming from. This was a joy to read. Don't venture to far.
    Keep on writing
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012



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