Swimming Lessons

Swimmer, Swimming, Athlete, Pool, Swim, Water, Sport


The lessons started very well – learning laps to swim,

Though it got a bit harder – down at the deeper end,

The butterfly stroke with wishboned arms –

Was quite hard for me – a firefly with extended tail

Would be a better description – you see

If that were not bad enough – next came a swim at sea

When faced with waves – I was shown-up by all

Leaving me with envy – patina green

So to the shore I went – to wait there in the sun

And when the lessons were at an end

An heirloom tomato I’d become.




Paint Chip Poetry Prompt #33 Theme: From Best to Worst and the words and phrases to draw from are lap swimthe deep endgreen with envyheirloom tomatofireflypatina, and wishbone. Your challenge is to use at least five of these words in your poem.

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