Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Soaking it in by the shore

                                                                                            Attribution: Laurie -Smith
Image: Light-house Inside (here)

How did it come by
Nobody knew
A treasured find
Floating like a cork
bobbing in the sea

Like a rubber dingy
tossed about in a storm
It had come a long way

Lying forlornly like a sun-bather
Soaking it in by the shore
The two boys  picked it up
like a ragged doll

Chucked it off
Of no value to them

You picked it up uncorked it open
With bated breath perhaps a map 
A pirate’s lair of untold riches

What did you find inside?
A light-house of no consequence
The two boys gave the cue earlier
Unwittingly they made a good decision
No free lunch made easy
Better luck next time!

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie
 - Light-house in a bottle
Picture prompt #41


  1. Hmph, no treasure map. They had the right idea, chuck indeed and enjoy the shore.

  2. well penned ~ love the photo to match!

    Happy New Year to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  3. Curiosity leads to discoveries. Nicely penned.

    Happy New Year, Hank! :)

  4. A charming write for this photo...Happy New Year to you and your family, Oliana

  5. Ah, but one person's junk is another's treasure. I for one would find an odd little glass bottle with a picture of a lighthouse inside very cool! Nice write. :-)