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  Dolphins Followed Me
by Walt Hardester
Monday, February 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I Love Em.....


Dolphins followed me yesterday,
Played with my boat for miles.
Every time they did a flip,
Ya know it made me smile.
Huge animals they were, not just a little fish.

But first:
Wally alone at the helm watching nothing,
Save for the sea and the sky and the instruments, occasionally.
Hearing nothing but the wind and the lapping of the waves against the boat.
Mind totally blank, lost in space, beautiful feeling.
Behind me to my right the dolphin broaches,
Blows and takes a deep breath,
Scared me so bad, ‘bout shit my pants.

©2008 Walt Hardester
    



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Reviewed by Jon Willey
Aha! Men in the water are they. These non fishes that play. Jon Michael Willey
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader)
Just wonderful ,love them as well..stay safe and well Walt...Hugs
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
They truly are marvelous creatures. Once in Alaska, a huge humpback whale surfaced right next to our boat. One of my all time favorite memories, and I wish I would have jumped on his back for a ride.
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
I bet it did..hee, hee.....
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
Oh, they are wonderful creatures and very friendly too. Used to enjoy being around them, allowing them to guide and lead me through the ocean. Nicely written, enjoyed....

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by stan nassano















so cool walt,pretty cool,nice story and nice write,
stan




Reviewed by E T Waldron
hahaha, can picture the reaction;-) Do you know how fortunate you are, to be out there sailing and seeing such sights? Thanks for sharing and take care you don't have a similar visit from sharks;-)

Love,
ET
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
what a beautiful and uplifting experience!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Priceless!!

Now that's what you get daydreaming and not taking note.....lol!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader)
Sounds so great to watch something like that. Well, I guess after you got yourself cleaned up. lol...Lady J
Reviewed by Christine Alwin
OK that's it,,Pick me up at the next stop,, I love the dolphins !
I used to live on a sail boat on Marco Island,,many moons ago,, I miss it. Have Fun Walt!
:)Christine
Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill
That's soooooo awesome!
Love,
Becca~
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Beautiful write, Walt; glad you are having a good time on your cruise. Good on ya!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

I saw some dolphins in Mississippi; they are beautiful! Even got to touch one and feed it some fish; that was cool! :) I shall never forget it!
Reviewed by G Bergeron
this poem reminded me of the days in the military, pulling into port while a few dolphins "escorting" us, as we used to say. thanks for the reminder. very well done.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos
Once, crossing from Puerto Rico's San Juan to Recife (Brasil) a school of bottlenose dolphins followed leading the way just an airbreath from the bow for many many hours then they were joined by a tremendous shoal of blue fin tuna that took station on babor and starboard.
That was almost thirty years ago, yet, that picture still are in my mind.
Great poem though.

Georg
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart
Don't you love days like this? Were you on Chesapeake Bay? Wonderful poem Walt
Reviewed by Charlie
I like the back-tracking in this poem. It's unusual in poetry, and I like it. --Charlie

P.S. You love Em? I love Opie... (that's a joke)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Walt,

The unexpected can do that, but then what a blessing you were given! I've heard tell that if you see a dolphin while at sea, you are going to be sooooo lucky ... good on ya! I love dolphins, too. :) Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis
Sounds to me like you've found paradise!
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