Cinderella of the Pacific

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A friend of mine invented a 5 line form of poetry in honor of Cinco de Mayo this year. At a short form poetry workshop tonight, I turned this into five verses of this and wrote the following in recollection of happy memories of bringing shoes, clothing, books, toys, blankets and what not to a children’s poor home outside of Ensenada a long time ago. It was an annual thing for a church I attended while living in California.

Cinderella of the Pacific
by Michael Doyle

The Cinderella of the Pacific
Offers music of her own
From the ocean’s vibrant blues
La Bufadora splashes her joy
In my memories sparkling white

In purity of noble intentions
Drunk in the purple vineyards
As a canary sun shines
Down on flying Banderas monumentales
Dancing in the Mediterranean winds

The children at Rancho Coronitos
Brought joy with each visit
Bringing toys and clothes needed
In hopes of love seeded
With hope for future dreams

The Lagunita pond sparkled aquamarine
Shimmering with heat yet unseen
Cooled down by California current
Into something that offered calm
In contrast to that geyser

The one that would splash
You laughingly in your face
No hair out of place
Ringed your half remembered trace
In Cinco de Mayo memories

(c) May 4, 2021 Michael Doyle
All Rights Reserved

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Writer, poet, musician, surfer, father of two princesses.
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