board Team Aretha.
This is a request for audience participation.
Today, we have launched the Great Team Aretha Panama Poetry Party. Each
member of Team Aretha has written a short poem.
We’d like you to vote for your favourite poem please (they are all
anonymised) – the winning poem will be read out by the writer of the poem
and posted on www.familysailing.co.uk <http://www.familysailing.co.
we reach Panama.
The Panama Poetry Party closes on Monday 5pm UK time – just reply with your
Poetry Entry 1 – Sailing Along
Aboard Aretha its poetry day!
Sailing across the Caribbean Sea
Rather a pleasant place to be.
Sunshine by day and starlit night,
wind and tide now push just right
Ahoy Panama! – we’re on our way.
Poetry Entry 2 – About a Leopard
Cunning and rare
Hiding in their tree top lair.
At day they stay in the shade of the trees Waiting for their prey to pass.
One of the big cats of the wild
with its spots and dots.
Prowling through the jungle all night and all day.
Poetry Entry 3 – Sailing Blues
Of all the colours and their many hues
My favourite is certainly blue.
It’s a calm and comforting colour and as a sailor who sets out to sea It’s a
blue sky I pray to see
Blue is my girlfriends eyes and blue
Is how I feel when we say goodbye.
Poetry Entry 4 – We’re off to Panama
Pizza, Pilot Whales and Panama all begin with P Peppers, spinnaker Poles and
Parties too Peppa Pig on the iPad Play Doh pasted on the plates Pa Pa Pa…
Pa Pa Pa…Pa Pa Pa We’re off to Panama.
Poetry Entry 5 – Aretha
All around the world we sailed
Rally rendezvous in exotic countries we hailed Exciting adventures befell
our small team True friends and family joined, which made us beam Heartfelt
friendships we have made And now heading to Panama and San Fran with
adventures we would not trade
Poetry Entry 6 – Song of the Sea
In the light of the half moon
Ocean glistens, I listen
Sounds of the sea capture me
Waves, wind offer magical music
Birds explore, soar, happily in harmony
Ever changing, life at sea nurtures me
Poetry Entry 7 – Bunny
I like cuddling
with my friend Bunny
who is funny
baby bells and yogurt
fill my tummy
I smile and giggle
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