Ol' Sea Snake's Carriage Ride

Ol' Sea Snake's Carriage Ride

A Poem by Marie Harrison
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A tale about a professional carriage man and his horses.

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Ol' Sea Snake's Carriage Ride
 
Cobblestones wobble and rock the carriage,
as I circle these streets with Blue Bits and
Derby Boy on this vibrant morning.
 
With the sun on my back and  a salty gale brushing by,
my spirits soar as I imagine what the day will bring.
 
People come from all over to tour this city,
and soak up it's history and scenic views.
 
Why not climb aboard my carriage and take
a brisk ride with me on this beautiful day?
 
As we trot through the historic district, I'll 
tell you some of our most scandalous folklores
and show you their shocking locations. 
 
Like Copper Moon Ridge, where pirates once
dressed as dames to steal their first good swig
of America's finest moonshine.
It's still pretty darn good!
 
You'll see the towering cliff views of our granite
lighthouse, whose menacing design has weathered
decades of the ocean's pounding tides. 
 
We'll squeeze in time to feed the beached seals basking
in the sun or catch a rare glimpse of  the orca whales 
playing in our bay.
 
If romance is your desire, I'll tool you around  in the moonlight,
to our brightest vistas that magnify the star's diamond twinkles.
 ...Perfect for capturing your lover's passion-heart.
I'll even take a long stroll, just to assure you of your privacy.
 ...Gentleman's honor, I won't take a peek!
 
If it's fish and chips you seek, we'll head over to 
Smacky-Bud's Mackerel Shack for the tastiest fish around.
But I'll be up front with you, don't feed any to Derby n' Bits
or it'll be a long ride back.
 
So jump aboard and take a ride with this Ol' Sea Snake,
while there's still time.
I'm not getting any younger!
 
You day-trippers spend too much of your weekly grind
in your lackluster cars.
 
Come, sit back and unwind for a short time.
I'll sweep you back to the golden age of enchantment,
when hearts would mysteriously merge on a slow-trotting
carriage ride.  Memories like these could last you a lifetime!

© 2010 Marie Harrison



Author's Note

Marie Harrison
I wrote this last year. I was remembering a carriage ride that I took in Philadelphia one time. I had a different city in mind when I wrote this poem. I love carriage rides.

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funny but all the times I've been in Philadelphia and New York City,
I've never taken a carriage ride. that would be so nice.
the closest I've gotten was hay rides on my birthday :)
Anyways this is lovely and makes me want to experience it.
I'd love to see whales and sea lions, seals. I love the image, too.
I miss my horses :(

Posted 7 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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This poem is great. I felt as if I was actually there!
I loved it. This sights, sounds, and even the smells
were all present.

Posted 6 Years Ago


This was an interesting poem. I really liked it though because it describes a lot of pretty scenes with animals and animals are really cute. Carriage rides seem nice. I want to go on one now. Maybe it will relax me and make me feel happy inside. Good job though. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Really lovely, really enjoyed it. Was it written from a carriage guys point of view or am I being thick? I really liked that element of it, if it was intentional. Conjured the nicest image of some old man and his two horses. Well done. x

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Such a beautiful poem...as always, you completely captured the essence of this scene.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was a wonderful poem! I cant believe this all came from just one carriage right. You take inspiration and beat the crap out of it don't you :) Great job!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sounds wonderful! Expertly done Marie

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well, this sounds splendid. Not just the writing, but the whole idea behind it. Wish I could go for that ride right now. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I think a carriage ride would be nice. Never had one. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautiful poem. very well written, I really enjoyed it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I like your style in this one , a more romantic flowing form of verse , You show grreat imagination and express the joy you get from such adventures .

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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