A little girl sang
Some Matilda songs for me
On this ferry ride –
I sung Aladdin for her
Because she didn’t know it
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
A little girl from the Middle East was on the ferry with me and was singing a song in the wind. Quite the little seen, actually.
I didn’t recognize the song so when she took a break, I asked her what she was singing. She replied to me When I Grow Up from Matilda.
I didn’t know that so I asked her, in return, if she knew Aladdin, seeing as she was from the Middle East by her family looks, dress and speaking Arabic. She didn’t and wanted to know what that sounded like, so I sung the first verse of this for her.
She liked it and will go find out more about it! 🙂
Fair exchange. 🙂
The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.