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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

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"Sunset" by Chip Ghigna
Oil on wood, 12" x 32"
from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens

The Snooze Cruise

Mother says it’s nap time, 
But I pretend it’s not.
I climb into my bed and I 
Pretend that it’s a yacht.

I sail away to where I want, 
To islands in the sun,
To emerald seas out in the breeze 
Where daydreams like to run.

I ride the waves all up and down 
With dolphins at my side,
And sea gulls flying overhead 
Serving as my guide.

And when it’s time to leave behind 
Imaginary skies,
I simply set my sights for home -- 
And open up my eyes!

©Charles Ghigna


Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

I can imagine myself there, closed eyes or not! Enjoyed this, Charles...reminds me of something the Zac Brown Band would sing about!

jama said...

Très cool -- I feel those tropical breezes blowing. :)