Sideways Travel

Sideways Travel

A Poem by Marie Harrison
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A nature poem about crabs.

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Sideways Travel

 
Tiny crevices, they take shelter and make their home in.
Wandering around to scavage on garbage brought up from the ocean's floor to eat.
 
Brightly painted red by their original maker,
they work their way home on their tiny, spindly legs
that together walk sideways,
as their beady little eyes face forward.
 
You surely squint with pain,
when you get pinched with their tiny little claws,
they will cause your aching skin to severely bleed.
 
They leave their homes in groups,
and prefer to travel as a comedy troupe with their sideways act,
rather roam along the shores alone.
 
Life would be so drab,
without our side walking red crab.


 

© 2010 Marie Harrison


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Marie Harrison
I wrote this for my nephews last year.

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This was cute! But what of the other color of crabs???? Do they not also dance the sideways slide across the timeless sands upon which water does glide? Or perhaps it's just the red we heed, for it stands out for us to stop and seek humors wisdom with need?

Great Poem Marie!
Hugs!
Wolfie

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.



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Haha I love it! sweet poem. Perhaps you could do a follow up poem about the other kind of crabs *ahem* but maybe dont show your nephews. x


Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Good job this. It was very nicely written too. I loved this poem. I love crabs actually. I haven't had any in a while. I think I should have when I went to my aunts. Thanks for sharing. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Freestyle- Gage likes.
Description is also key to keeping Gage to sit still and read...
Bravo.

Posted 12 Years Ago


very cool write! i love it!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

haha, this is cute, i can definitely see your nephews (and all children) digging this! i heart the line 'prefer to travel as a comedy troupe with their sideways act', that is such a great description... fun read, made me smile :D

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is fun. I'm sure your nephews loved it.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

what a great poem inventive very nice read

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wonderful! Very cute! I can just see the crabs your words describe. I see small crabs every once in the while on the beach, mostly hermit crabs, however. Delightful poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is really good, I have a nephew and four nieces, so this made ms think of them xD

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This was so adorable! So clever too, you have a lot of talent with being clever with poetry. It was fantastically written, but at the same time it was completely easy to understand what you were talking about, even if you're a child reading this you understand the humor and beauty in this poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on June 22, 2010
Last Updated on July 3, 2010
Tags: Nature, Humor, Children

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Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA



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