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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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Columbus Day


The Horizon: The Line No One Can Find

There is a long

and perfect line

we can see

but never find.


Beyond the shore

where sea meets sky

we see the line

and wonder why


when ships sail out

across that line
they disappear
every time.

Columbus thought

the world was round

and sought the line
that no one found.

He left a lesson

all should teach--

strive for things

beyond your reach.


from Highlights for Children © Charles Ghigna

5 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Great lesson!

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thanks, Mary Lee!

Life's Beautiful Path said...

Enjoyed the your words to encourge people of all ages to look forward and upward.
Mary Nida

Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) said...

Thanks, Mary. I appreciate your kind comments.

Liliana Stern said...

Charles, love, love, love the poem!