SAILING TO SEAS IN SHOES AS BIG AS BOATS

Ed Bloom always knew there was room enough
in his big shoes to save a small family
from flood water or other such disasters.
Deluge and storm paid Edward never mind
because he would find that by pulling his pockets
inside-out they would act as sails and carry
his big boat shoes and him and his charge
safely to shore. But what was more astonishing,
was how Bloom’s big fish tail acted as a rudder,
(you would think this utter nonsense, but it’s true).
Aligning the shore were more of Edward’s friends;
a giant, a dwarf, glandular anomalies both,
his Siamese honey’s, a funny looking
witch and his bride, Sandra. But to a man, they took
Edward Bloom all in stride. For no tall tale
would fail to amuse and enrapture the lot,
even when he had gotten old and on a whim
asked to take a swim. No one said a word;
nor would they harp on the fact that the amazing
Bloom turned into a Ginormous Carp, the biggest
fish in the sea. And sailing in Ed Bloom’s former
shoes, all his tales appeared to have come true.
We would set to the seas to talk to Edward about life.
Luckily, we learned to speak his language!
And Bloom was happy. That’s all we can ask from life,
to be able to make a big splash in the world!

(C) Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014

POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 29: REALISM/MAGICAL

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