Poetry

Dogs In The Distance

By Shawn Berg

I take my mark
I hear a Bark
The further I swim the less I hear
Yet can’t wait for the next morning to near
And hear my favorite Bark

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Not gonna happen tonight

By Dave Heffernan

While the swim-guzzlers take flight
A storm is approaching and jellies encroaching
On this most ominous night
The captain could not spare a verse,
A refusal defiant and terse.
His poem left unspoken, ’tis only a token,
While his beer he fondly did nurse.

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Eternity

By Joe Mattern

My First Race
Doc Lucky Said Be Under 90
I Must Stay On Pace

To Swim The Inaugural Golden Mile & To Finish With A Smile

In The End, I Will Win 
Without The Use Of My Fin

Like Grains Of Sand 
The Lake Is Where I Will Land 

Eternity! For The Win

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Equinox

Equinox over lake

By Barb Abney

During a year of swimming across Lake Cane,
We see the moon and planets wax and wain.
Pollen comes and pollen goes,
For many swimmers right up the nose.
Spring and summer bring more daylight,
But some prefer the winter’s night.
The people change throughout the year,
Except for Tom who’s always here.
The sun, the moon, the stars align,
to make each swim day celestially divine.

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Simply Sublime

Simply Sublime Drawing

By David Johnson Jr.

The lake is glassy, flat, and shiny
Birds in the background and swimmers in suits tiny
“Enter the food chain!” yells Lucky over there
We cast him scared looks, but usually dare
The morning’s quite dark
We can barely see an inch
We’re also thinking, gator bites pinch
I inspect the water, no reptiles in sight
We splash in the depths hoping they won’t bite
The water is cool, a solid 70 degrees
Suddenly, something brushes my knees
I start to panic, WHAT COULD IT BE
I thrash and I splash making a fool of me
Notch the turtle floats up to the surface
I really do think he scared me on purpose
Is that a smirk on his little turtle face?
I’ll see to it that it gets replaced
My laps are finished and I’m completely pooped out
It’s 7:30 and my stomach’s starting to pout
I hop on my bike feeling fit and fine
A morning at Lake Cane is simply sublime

~ David Johnson Jr., (13 years young)

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Pancake Lovers

By Mary Holloway

The swimmers of Lake Cane Society
Plan events with amazing variety
Come swim in the lake
Then have a pancake
And please bring us some great notoriety!

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