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Wednesday, March 26, 2014


My Uncle Dave is a pirate.
He's the nicest man I know.
He sails upon the seven seas
and watches whale spouts blow.

I love to have him visit
with all the things he brings.
He gives me golden dinner plates
and jewel encrusted rings.

He has a teal green parrot
that sits right by his ear.
It speaks in fifteen languages
to squawk loudly, Feed me, Dear!

Uncle Dave says when I'm older
it will be his pleasure
to take me off to sea with him
so we can hunt for treasure.

    What do you want to do when you grow up?  Can you write a poem about that today?  I ask that question, and all ready my brain is leaping to rhyme Nurse with worse, and night writer with fire fighter.  I think it might be better for me to write the poem without rhyming.  Oh, it is going to be a fun day for writing.  Enjoy.


  1. I LOVE that poem. I had an Uncle Mike who was a lot like this. This really put a smile on my face. Thanks!

    1. Actually, Rosi,
      I had a fun Uncle Mike too. My mother had 7 brothers. No one ever knew when Uncle Mike would show up. He'd just appear on the doorstep with a cardboard satchel and want to take us out to dinner. He stay for two or three days and then be gone. Oh, he had interesting stories about the people he'd met in his travels.

  2. Joy,
    What a treasure of an imagination you have! I would love to spend the afternoon pretending with your Uncle Dave and you.

  3. We need to arrange that someday, Linda. Thanks for stopping by.