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The End of a Rainbow

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There is something extra in the ordinary of every single day...we just have to look for it.

A Children's Storybook

I wrote this poem many years ago when my son was still a small child. To me, the verse is full of wonder and awe. It is also rich in possibility.

My dream for this work is to someday find an artist/illustrator willing to help me so I can put this together in a small book. I'd make enough copies to give to all my kids and their kids, in hopes that someday each copy could and would pass down to another young generation.

That all coming to pass would be for me very much like finding a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Moscow, Idaho, USA

Moscow, Idaho, USA

The End of a Rainbow

I'd like to find the end of a rainbow
There's a leprechaun there I'm told

I'd ask him for a tiny peek
At his shiny pot of gold

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I'd like to fly way up to the moon
Higher by lots than a flying trapeze

I'd like to see it
And feel it
And touch it
Just once
To know
If it's really made of cheese

id-like-to-find-the-end-of-the-rainbow

I'd like to follow the sun for a day
All the way for a day

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

From Santa Fe
To Hawaii and Wake

And Japan and Guam

Mouth of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA

Mouth of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, USA

From the Phillippines and over
To Vietnam

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, USA

Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, USA

From India and Arabia

To the Horn of Africa
And the Great China Wall

Hickam AFB, Hawaii, USA

Hickam AFB, Hawaii, USA

From Russia to Europe
Then Montreal

From north Minnesota
Down through the Dakotas

And back all the way
To Santa Fe

But just for a day
And on the way

I'd like to find the end of a rainbow

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA

University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, USA

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

© 2020 greg cain

Comments

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on April 19, 2020:

Bill - Happy Sunday, my friend. You did not see it because we hide it when out-of-towners approach. Let me know when you pass through next and I can arrange a personal tour. As you probably know, Moscow is kind of a scale model of Portland.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 19, 2020:

I didn't know the end of the rainbow was in Moscow, Idaho???? How could I have not known that? I've driven through there often and never saw it. Sigh!

I hope this finds you well! Have a superb Sunday!

greg cain (author) from Idaho, USA on April 06, 2020:

Thanks, John. I appreciate that. It was written many years ago for my then-very-young son. I really enjoyed putting it together, too, with pics from various places we lived.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 06, 2020:

What a wonderful trip around the world searching for the end of the rainbow. An enjoyable poem.

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