True Story

Children's poem written in November of 2009. Inspired by the title of one of Shel Silverstein's poems.

It really truly happened,

you'll know the tale quite soon.

Pirates swept down on a ship last night,

and took me from my room.

We sailed above the sea waves,

across the desert sand.

They left me on an island,

a strange and scary land.

I battled ten great lions.

I tamed them one by one.

I played hide and seek with dragons.

It was really all quite fun.

And after I grew tired,

and missed my cozy bed,

the pirates came back with their ship

and we all sailed fast ahead.

My parents don't quite get it.

They say it was a dream,

but it really truly happened.

You've got the truth from me.

The End

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