I CAN SEE THEM GOING
   by Chris Harold (11 years old)
   grandson of one of the Lake Parsippany members:

I CAN SEE THEM GOING
(A poem of Dragon Boats)

I can see them going.
They bring upon them with flat clubs
And their will and soul.

I can see them mounting.
Sitting on a dragon
While their opponents
Mount on a horse with wings.

I can hear the echo
A sound of a cannon
Awakes the beasts
And they lunge forward.

I can see them battling.
Beating the blue ground of no return
Battling the challengers with their flat clubs.

I can see them winning.
Coming back to the grass,
While their opponents
Get swallowed by the blue.

I can see them cheering.
Celebrating their victory.
I can see them coming.
Proud and tired from their battle.

By Christopher Harold - 9/30/2004

(Posted with author's permission.
May only be reproduced with author's permission)

Poet inspired by watching NJDBC practices!