Semaphore Kelpies, a poem by Jeanie Axton

 
April 24th, 2017

Down near the Pier
On a sunny Semaphore Day
Ed the kelpie
Is enjoying the bay

He loves to wander
Ed used to be wild
But it’s now a meander
A walk that is mild

Ed runs in the sea
The shallows and weed
Sniffing the sand
An ingrained need

His best friend is Jessie
An old kelpie gal
One grin from old Ed
Will make her day

For years they have met
On Semaphores sands
Love that is shared
Could never be planned

Their humans are friends
And enjoy a good laugh
Talking and walking
A well worn out path

Two dogs two humans
A bond has been forged
Over the years
Four hearts are merged

Jeanie Axton lives with her husband Nick, two dogs, two cats and three chickens in the beautiful South East of South Australian Mt Gambier, famously known for its Blue Lake. A secondary teacher at a local Lutheran College, Jeanie has been dabbling in the area of children nonsense poems for many years. She expresses the comedy in animal antics and in her poetry. 

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