Ole Blue

Old Blue

 

Ole Blue

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You’ve heard the tales of Paul Bunyan

And Babe, his big blue ox.

He also had a big puppy

That grew big as a house.

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The puppy was a Saint Bernard

With paws bigger than most

Seen around Lake Superior

Swiming in that big Lake

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Now Paul really loved that doggy.

One day while he was about,

Watched it floating in cold water,

He named that doggy Blue.

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You probably would have too!

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That lake’s as cold as the arctic,

With winds that blow huge waves.

A cold cruel death is awaiting

For sinking sailormen.

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Once when the winds of November

Sunk a ship off the shore.

Ole Blue dove into the water

Saving the entire crew

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What a wonderful thing to do!

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If you ever see his white head

Around the old ice caves

It just might be Old Blue out swimming

Someday he might save you.

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Then you’ll know this story is true!

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Author Notes Growing up in Minnesota, I heard lots of tall Lumberjack tales about that giant, Paul Bunyon and Babe the Blue OX. When I took this photograph up in Duluth along Lake Superior, The icy rock on the right looked to me like a big dog swiming in the water. So, I thought I’d add a chapter of my own ( after all, I am a Minnesotan, born and bred), to the legends. So, I created another companion for Paul and Babe – Blue, the Saint Brenard. Hope you enjoyed it.


This is a free verse poem with some incidental rhyme.


The photograph the inspired this poem was taken on 3/2/2013 at Stony Point along the North Shore of Lake Superior. It is a still life that looks animated. It will become part of my Animated Stlls Poetry Book.

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