C Micheal James Dennis

Here you will find the Poem You and I of poet C Micheal James Dennis

You and I

They say the eagle is a bird
 That sees some splendid sights
When he soars high into the sky
 Upon his dizzy flights:
He sees the ground for miles around
 Our house, and Billy Johnson's;
But we can not be Eagles, for
 That would, of course, be nonsense.

But you and I, some summer day,
 Providing we're allowed,
Will go up in an aeroplane
 And sail right through a cloud.
But, if they say we may not go,
 We'll stay upon the ground
With other things that have no wings,
 And watch them walk around.

They say the bottom of the sea
 Is beautiful to view;
They say the fish, whene'er they wish,
 Can sail and see 'it, too,.
The shining pearls, the coral curls,
 The sharks, the squids, the schnappers,
And fish with fins (though not in tins)
 And fish with funny flappers.

But you and I, some sunny day,
 When weather's in condition,
Will go there in a submarine,
 Providing we've permission.
But if they say we may not go
 We must respect their wishes;
And you and I will just keep dry
 Because we are not fishes.

They say to fly so very high
 Is not exactly pleasant.
They say to go deep down below
 Is not quite safe at present.
But you and I don't care for that,
 And, if there's time for spending,
When work is done, we'll have our fun
 By simply just pretending.

The earth is quite a jolly place,
 And we don't care for flying;
And things that creep down in the deep
 Are sometimes rather trying.
So, if they'll grant a holiday
 Or even only half,
We'll lie upon some grassy place,
 And think of things, and laugh.