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My Special Place


Bay of Plenty/Coromandel

Blake, 11

SPLASH! as I hit the water
It rises as I go deeper
SWISH SWISH as I swim back up.
I gasp like a little pup
BABOOM as an explosion of water reaches over me.
I was blinded, I could barely see.
Arm stretched out from my side,
reaching up pulling down as I glide.
The heat of the sun on my skin
The kids of Opotiki and I all jump in.
This place, we all love to share
"THE WHARF" in summer laughter you'll hear

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