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Pool Rules
by John Michael Domino

Sunday, September 23, 2012
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My granddaughter, Rayana is learning about poetry in school and her homework was to write a Shakespearean sonnet. This is a poem that Rayana wrote which is based on a true story that happened to her very recently.

"Pool Rules" by Rayana



There was an old grumpy guy at the pool

Who scolded me for bringing in my inflatable toy

And the noodles and boogie board that brings me such joy

Because he says it is against the rule.


I was surprised by what he said and I thought, "how can that be?"

I go to this pool all the time to have fun with my friends

And always see other kids playing with latest pool toy trends

So I think that mean old man is just lying to me.


Then I look at the sign and it is pool rule number three

The rule says "No floaties, boards, toys or rings allowed in the pool,"

But who would ever decide to write such a rule?

I should stand up for all the kids and say "We disagree!"


To show respect, my friends and I leave our toys along the wall,

But as soon as the old man leaves the pool, we grab our toys, dive in and have a ball!






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Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/25/2012
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/25/2012
What a special poem written by your Granddaughter! Love it!

Blessings and love,
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/24/2012
Giggle...this is so cute...she did a grea job, John...

Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/24/2012
a fun poem, and a great pic, too, John. peace ... richard
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 9/24/2012
So cute and well written. But I'm of the old-school. When I was young, I took nothing in the pool with me but my skinny body and my little Speedo trunks. Floaties were for sissies because I really wanted to learn how to swim and not ride around on a float all day.

Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/24/2012
Good for you, Rayanna! Grumpy old guys should be banned from the pool!
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 9/23/2012
wonderfully descriptive writing. Could feel the desire to honestly play! great poem.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/23/2012
Sounds just about right, John. Nicely done.
Reviewed by Joy Hale 9/23/2012
Your write brings back so many memories of fun days at the pool where we had the same rule, waited until the grouchy woman left and then we did the same thing... made a dive for the floats and toys. If she stayed... we had to amuse ourselves with the Marco Polo game and splashing water at our friends. Thanks for bringing me back in time with your clever words.

Joy L. Hale
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/23/2012
She definately has the poet's gift as well as a strong sense of right and wrong and moral injustice. I have seen signs like this posted at pools and although they may be for a good reason...the reasons should be explained to the children.
Reviewed by T Jett (Reader) 9/23/2012
This is so precious and brings back childhood memories of my pool days. I did the same. lol Wonderfully written and thank you for sharing it! A delightful read ...

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