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Whales and coffee

The whale said to me
‘_you should hop on on my back
I’ll take you to sea and we’ll never look back_’

I said to the whale
‘-very tempting that is
I’d like to and all, but you see how it is-’

He just shook his head
in dismay and disgust he said
’_What’s the matter, is it me you don’t trust_’

I looked down at my feet
too shy now to answer
I’d upset my friend and I should’ve known better

how do you tell leviathan your friend
you felt you would drown if you went
on a swim to the end of the end

the whale flicked his tail
which turned all the currents
he smiled with one eye, then he winked with the other

‘_O I know you can’t come now and never look back
I was pulling your leg, I was having a lend_’

O were you really’ we high fived each other
shall we meet here tomorrow for coffee my brother

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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 4 years ago

    Yup- same time tomorrow…love this Karin- so funny, I was just watching a clip about the whales a few minutes ago and wondering what I could do for them…this is such a beautiful verse. xx

  • Thx so much Rosie, I
    luv the whales too, you have such a good heart …xxx

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Matt Mawson
    Matt Mawsonabout 4 years ago

    thanks Karin, this made me smile

  • Lol. That makes me sooo happy :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 4 years ago

    Gave me a smile too this morning… a lovely way to start the day…. : ))

  • aw I’m so happy you’re happy :))

    – © Karin Taylor

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...about 4 years ago

    agreed….same time tomorrow…………………

  • meet you there kj…mahalo :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • uncleblack
    uncleblackabout 4 years ago

    amazing. funny, touching and somehow serious too!

  • lol…thank you lk :) … well yes, there is the funny side, and there is a serious bit to it too…but shall remain a myster known only to maself :) :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • oops mystery :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Hidemi Tada
    Hidemi Tadaabout 4 years ago

    you should publish your own picture books. with your original paintings and poems and short stories, i am sure it will be success. I am sure your paintings are very suitable to such a story.

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    well done karin fun and spirited !LIZ

  • C.C. Arshagra
    C.C. Arshagraabout 4 years ago

    “I said to the whale
    ‘very tempting that is
    I’d like to and all, but you see how it is”

    I’m going to cry. -happy tears of course.

  • Gina Ruttle  (Whalegeek)
    Gina Ruttle (...almost 4 years ago

    Oh, to be a whale rider and sail through the vast oceans. Sigh…one can dream, can’t they? :-))

  • …..my sentiments exactly :)))) x thank you!

    – © Karin Taylor

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