As you heard, I took a trip
down California way.
With my ladder, map & sack,
in Alys’s garden I spent a day.
A special place you’ll all agree,
it almost seemed like home.
Much bigger than my Kingdom,
still I never felt alone.
Eeeek!!!! I’d never seen one of these before!
A GIANT peel got in my way.
Geez, what on earth would eat that up?
Luckily, I didn’t see one that day!!
I started to get a little worried,
but spied a good resting spot.
The view was grande, the water crisp,
I enjoyed it quite a lot.
All refreshed, I set my sites
on pumpkins far away.
When suddenly I saw a Mouse,
he said, “come on Alyster, let’s play!”
“Sorry Mouse, I can’t play today!”
I said, adjusting my little cap,
and sang a sweet Irish lullaby
so Mouse would take a nap.
With Mouse asleep I started off,
the earth felt warm on my feet.
I couldn’t see where I was going,
but the purple flowers smelt sweet.
Suddenly there was a clearing
I was getting closer with every stride.
But I had to be quite cautious,
open field, no place to hide.
Running quicker than a rocket,
I arrived at the pumpkin growing spot.
I set out my handy ladder,
they were taller than I’d thought.
I’m so glad I had made this trip,
I was having so much fun.
I just loved Alys’s garden
and the warm California Sun.
An Original Poem By Boomdeeadda