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John Dyer Exhibition I Official Limited Edition Print I Art & Storytelling Competition

‘The bird and the boat’ by Laura Age 9 Years

The bird and the boat

There was once a bird (seagull) that lived with a sailor on a tall ship. Her name was Shelly and she hated the taste of the sea salt. Whenever she tasted it her feet tingled. One day the sailor called,” We should go for a sail”. Shelly hated the sound of that! But she had to go. So she flew on to the sail and they set off. She was so scared.

She started to write a poem:
It is boring on the boat
Really, really boring Yes it is!…

Shelly was so bored. One day she overheard the captain saying,”The ocean is full of fun, exciting things.” Shelly never knew that before and she definitely loved the sound of it. Now she didn’t care about the taste of the sea salt at all. All she wanted to do was fly and have a good time out at sea so that is what she did.

She wrote a new poem, here it is:

I love the swishy fun sea and I never want to leave so,
I just sit and chat to myself I don’t need a sleeve to wipe my tears
Because I am HAPPY!
So that was that.

By Laura



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