The Ocean is My Cousin

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September 10, 2010 by jrwatson5

Green turtle (Chelonia mydas), Hawai'i, USA.

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I tell her, I am cold.
She splashes warm water on me.
I tell her, please make me handsome.
She gives me a crown of swordfish.
I tell her, I am hungry.
She gives me good fish to eat.
I tell her, I am tired.
She gives me a blanket of scales.
I tell her, I want to play.
She gives me turtle shells to throw in the sky.

By Christopher,  2nd Grade

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