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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month, so I thought I would share one of my early works with you. Don’t judge–this is from my high school days! And I now know that there is a short novel by Hemingway with the same title, but I was not as well-read back then! I leave this for you in hopes that you will showcase your poetry as well and to encourage you to keep writing–even if just for yourself!

The Old Man and the Sea

The Old Man and the Sea

There once was a man who lived by the sea

In a house made out of stone.

And though he claimed to have many friends,

He lived there all alone.

The sea became his friend at night

As he took his boat out of the dock.

And he sailed beneath the shimmering moon

While he and the sea had a talk.

“Oh, Sea,” he said, “I am lonely,

And I fear that the end is near.

So be kind to me, Old Friend.”

And he began to shed a tear.

He begged for the sea to take him,

So he would not die alone.

And when the sun came up in the morning,

He had left the house of stone.

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