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Thursday, September 8, 2011

I Want to Be

I want to be a silver back gorilla
so I can thump my fists
upon my chest.

I want to be an Italian gelato
so I can drip
upon your hand.

I want to work
in a French perfume factory
so I can smell the scents of spring.

I want to be a bottle nose dolphin
so I can swim and dive
in the ocean.

I want to be a goldfinch
so I can sing
a song for you.

I want to be a mirror
so I can show
you your smile.

But I can't,
so I guess I'll just have to be
happy to be me
and lucky to have you
for my friend.


  1. Thanks, Linda.
    I do consider you my friend.
    You encourage my poetry and help to keep me writing.
    Congratulations on your recent success in your own writing.