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A Whale in Our Backyard

by Thomas K. Hunt

There’s a whale in our backyard; it only swims at night
And there’s a dinosaur in the distance; his head is there
between the lights
Rainbow clouds formed by a beacon from the rock
It’s the perfect night between the fairy lights
There’s no need to watch a clock
 
Music beats and special treats fill the time passing by
You may not see the same thing we do
I know there’s nothing in your eye
We all see things differently
It doesn’t matter what you see
I see you, and you see me
There doesn’t have to be a reason why
 
Clouds form shapes and drift through the moonlit sky
You see what I see, and I know the reason why
We share the same light that will shine for eternity
It’s just one light that shines down on you and me
 
There’s a whale in our backyard; it only swims at night
It disappears in the sunlight; it just can’t take the light
There are three frogs guarding our garden wall
Now and then, one takes a fall
It falls safely between the fairy lights that stretch out
among the green
Things look much clearer when there are no screens
Imagination is needed to survive

Without it, you won’t feel alive
Let your mind go
You may never know
Dig deep down inside
Beneath your foolish pride
You’ve got nothing to hide
Go on and take the ride
And check out the clouds sometimes

11/14/2022

Author's Note: lrr:

Posted on 11/14/2022
Copyright © 2022 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 11/24/22 at 08:16 PM

Really a fun piece to read aloud. Shades of Silverstein. Let's hear it for imagination!

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