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Descriptive Island Cruise
by Lois J. Christensen
Friday, April 18, 2008
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Sights to behold on the cruise.



The shadowing blue line of the ocean.
Met the paler blue of the sky.
Sailing in a cruise ship in the Islands.
First night's dinner was succulent grilled mahimahi.
It is a favorite food of the island people.

We took along cool clothes in the island style.
To wear everyday on the ship. Into the pool each day I did swim.
Met new friends while swimming at the pool and in the jacuzzi.
Loved the coconut palms swaying in the breeze.
Watched people hang gliding, snorkeling, surfing, scuba diving. 
Saws girls in their bikini's strutting along the beaches soaking up the sun. Eventually going into the water to cool off because of the hot sun.

Everday it rains some on the islands, just a short sprinkle.
Delicious pineapple, rum and coconut coolers to drink.
Had a cone of rum raisin ice cream on the beach.
Listened to island music to be drooling over.
Strolling along the gift shops on the ship,
purchasing cheeses and gifts.

Pastel colors surrounding us all around.
Sunset over the island, the colors must be seen to be believed.
The sea was increditably blue going to a translucence
where the water shallowed.
Get a glimpse of this and you think you are in heaven.
Going through all this in my lifetime made me more
sanquine about the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by richard cederberg 11/18/2008
"The shadowing blue line of the ocean.
Met the paler blue of the sky."

This is a gorgeous image Lois. And your write transports the reader with ease. Blessings ...
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 11/17/2008
What a delightful poem...blessings, Holly
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 11/12/2008
Thank you for transporting me along on your cruise vicariously through your poem. I've had friends take cruises and have often thought about what it would be like. Alas, I'm married to one who easily gets motion sickness on airplanes--I cringe at the thought of what would happen on a ship in the ocean so I'll have to be satisfied with "Descriptive Island Cruise/... It would be nice if the kids wrote a shared poem about the trip they are about to take--waht did they learn and experience from the trip.
Reviewed by Tony Jenkins 9/5/2008
The future is looking good.

Very good indeed.

Tony
Reviewed by Marge Fulton 8/23/2008
I like the way you use a lesser known term at the end like, "sanguine". Very creative and clever!
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 8/7/2008
sounds great, makes me want to leave right now, anyway deads referred to those people who are mean, inconsiderate and selfish, not wore out legs, hope you haven't forgot how to smile and be friendly
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 8/5/2008
Very panoramic Lois... the imagery was bright and warm too! Great job!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/26/2008
Lois, this was so refreshing and I felt like I had the pleasure of being there too! Thank you for sharing!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Michael Guy 7/20/2008
Your poem is about as close as I'll come to an island cruise for quite awhile! Colorful and enjoyed the tour.... I'm guessing you live in FL now and went to the Carib. Yes?
later, michael
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 7/20/2008
What a lovely write! You have brought your readers over there with you!
Thank you!

Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Mark Rockeymoore 7/17/2008
I want to be there. =)

Beautiful write, very descriptive.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/16/2008
Oh, you capture the flavors, the sights, the sounds of being on the high seas perfectly. Thank you for the vacation, needed this, Lois! And I didn't gain ten pounds on your words - whoo - hooooo! LOL Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Saving this to cruise on again and again. :) Thanks!
Reviewed by Jill curry (Reader) 7/15/2008
felt like i was on this wonderful cruise
Reviewed by Katie Gabrielle 7/10/2008
never been on a cruise ever but you help me imagine how wonderful it could be. thanks for sharing
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 7/10/2008
Lovely imagery brought to mind
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 7/9/2008
Thank you for taking me along. I had a great time! Food was delicious, the sea calm. . .a beautiful, sun-kissed blue. I
needed this!! xOx 'Pea' xOx
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 7/7/2008
Sounds as if they had a wonderful time. Thank you for sharing this poem! Hugs~
Sheila
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/6/2008
Sounds like pure fun..and very bad for the girly hips... but yummy...lol!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/6/2008
YOU totall freekin' amaze Me! I traveled with your 2 girls to Florida! I love the melting pot, we go to one a lot, and cheese and crackers/etc. and my favorite drink! A glass of wine to clink! The movie theatre sounds exciting, I can see them all around laughing and smiling!
I traveled far and wide, (with your super imagery) to Maryland, never been there either, but dousing butter on seafood fair, I do I must declare! Nomatter where, there Lobsters!
I love this quest I was on, Thank you Lois for bringing me/us along! I love your style of writing too, it's an easy flow that I find new~!
STay Positive!
Enjoy! all the sweet memories!
Warmest Blessings and Inner Peace, Warrior Purple Passion Lady Sheeexoooo

WRITE ON! and on and on... I want to tag along!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/15/2008
Thank you for sharing this moving account, Lois. Love and best wishes to you,

Regis



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