Justin Gildow
Washington, PA

Under The Night Sea

By the night sea
The palm trees sway in the breeze

There's an adventure under the night sea
So I jump into the sea
And swim underwater

Though it's hard to see underwater
I can see my friend, the hermit crab
He communicates with me and offers me
a ride

As we walk along the sea's floor
We happen to come across a sunken ship
And we both decide to explore it
Inside, gold coins are here, there,
and everywhere
I pocket a couple of them for souvenier
purposes

As we leave the ship
I communicate in a way of saying goodbye
to my hermit crab friend
I must continue to my journey though
And he knows it
He accepts my decision
But I hope someday I'll see him again

Through the night sea
Reaching places that I can reach
Places that my hermit crab friend can't
reach
Continuing on
Swimming along
A big fish waves its fin at me
And me and him become a team
Riding on this back
He speeds through the night sea
Outswimming the tadpoles
And thinking smartly to get us past
all the traps

Reaching a point where he can't go
any further
I get the message that it's on me to
continue
On my own
And so I get off his back
And we wave to each other
Before he swims away

Climbing out of the night sea
On to a small piece of land
I catch my breath

A frog hops out of the water
And offers me a ride on his back
Wanting to help me reach the end

And so we head back into the night sea
Swimming past all the twisted coral

Reaching the end of the night sea
I get off the frog's back
And on to dry land
I wish him well
As he submerges and quickly swims away

I make my way over to a palm tree
With as much strength as I have left
And sit beside it
Reflecting on my adventure under the night sea
As well as clutching the gold coins from
the sunken ship in my pocket
And being in a dream-like state of mind
Thursday, July 23, 2009
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