A Vineyard Tale

May 17, 2018

Marthas Vineyard

I hopped upon the steamship ferry 
To have a quick escape
a special little island place:
A vineyard with no grapes

Walking off the giant boat
I blinked into the sun
And skipped my way right up the road
The place to have some fun!

The Flying Horses it read out
No carousels as old!
Hop onboard and try to catch
The fabled ring of gold!

I leapt upon my noble steed
A solid wooden thing
And whipped around the carousel
I´d caught that golden ring!

I felt the ground beneath us fall
And with a whinneyed cry
My flying horse had leapt right up
And took up to the sky

We swooped away and waved hello
To the solemn lighthouse towers
We munched on all the farmstead treats
And sniffed the wild wildflowers


We flew around Menemsha
and tapped the glowing sea
And found a lobster waiting there
To take us home for tea

Following the trail of light made out
of Phospherence chandeliers
We dined on Hot Backdoor Donuts
And Offshore Ale Root Beers

And then the great white shark stood up
You may know my work in Jaws
And handed out his autograph
As the shell fish clapped applause

He pulled out a tooth and threaded it
Upon a wampum strand
Something to remember us
When you walk back on the land

We bid adieu and collected up
The salty ocean gifts
We swept upon the shore ahead
And danced in the clay cliffs

And washing off in Ice House Pond
It healed our jelly stings
We then dried off perched way up high
Upon the bi plane wings

We flew into Oak Bluffs to hear
The Tabernacle Sing
We swept into the Ocean Park
To meet the Queen and King

We tiptoed through the tricky maze
Of their poison ivy yard
To reach the gingerbread palace
With deer ticks standing guard

You're just in time King Skunk announced! 
Illumination Night!
And taking my hand inside his paw
We pranced beneath the lights

With Fireworks throughout the sky
The parade dancing below
My horse turned and fondly said
´´Itas almost time to go ´´

´´So take this fudge and beach berries´´
As I hugged her tickley mane
´´You know well all be waiting here
When you come back again´´

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