George Savige

Rookie - 13 Points (April 7 1936 / Moe Victoria Australia)

Sea Sickness - Poem by George Savige

We went out fishing in a boat,
Charlie, Wal and me.
As it was cold, we wore a coat,
Fishing on the sea.

I bought along some milk to drink,
And a bit of stew,
And Wally said to me, I think,
'Can I have some too? '

I warned him not to eat too quick.
He didn't hear my plea.
So poor old Wally, he got sick,
And threw up in the sea.

I never saw him look so sad
And never quite so pale.
He said he never felt so bad,
While leaning on the rail.

And leaning there he caught my eye,
These words he said to me,
'Will I get worse before I die? '
Then threw up all his tea.

Comments about Sea Sickness by George Savige

  • (1/29/2016 10:53:00 PM)

    apparently if you're as bad as he
    you can't get worse
    from sickness of the sea
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  • Godfrey Morris (1/29/2016 5:52:00 PM)

    Awesome write. Enjoyed reading it made me laugh. Very consistent rhythm. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (1/29/2016 10:13:00 AM)

    Humorous poem, George. I enjoyed it. Kind of the same rhythm as 'The Owl and the Pussycat'.
    I see that you haven't submitted anything to this site for almost three years. I hope you are still around and healthy and will get to see all these nice comments people are leaving. Congratulations on having this poem selected as poem of the day!
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  • Jayatissa K. Liyanage (1/29/2016 9:52:00 AM)

    A very touching scene, wonderfully painted using simple but appropriate words, on a poetic canvass. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2016 5:16:00 AM)

    Very amusing. Very well written. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/29/2016 4:24:00 AM)

    At sea with the muse of love. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (1/29/2016 2:23:00 AM)

    As sweet as a nursery rhyme. Enjoyed the narrative and lovely rhymes in the poem. Thanks, George. (Report) Reply

  • (11/29/2006 12:24:00 PM)

    George, Loved the poem. Would love to share my fishing poems with you.
    Robert Hann
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Poem Submitted: Friday, October 14, 2005

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