Growing up Tad by Llola Lane
(inspired by the Watercolor Artwork, Reflections in the Ether by SkyBlue Earthboy)
I open my eyes and what do I see?
A world of wonder all about me.
Plants and fish are all around
they swish and sway and make a lovely sound.
Brothers and sisters are around me too
I swim with them in this world so new.
I am guarded and guided by my mom and dad.
so the world doesn't get me... I'm just a wee lad.
As the months go by I grow up to be strong
with my parents to lead me... what could go wrong?
Soon my tail will fade and go away
and in it's place arms and legs will stay
Til then I'll explore every part of this place
and even that lily pad above my face.
I swim til I reach the lily pads' top
and breath the air til my lungs say stop.
Then down I go and again I swim
into the dark where it is dim.
I spend my days more and more up high
on that lily pad where I can eat a fly.
My tail's all gone now and my legs are long
I hop and I jump and can sing a new song.
That lily pad has become my home
and a nice inspiration for this poem.
For now you know of the life of a tad
I just hope this poem isn't too bad!