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pictureSaturday, February 28th 2004, by Marissa A Spencer

On the Sands Of Zanzibar

On the sands of Zanzibar
Grab a camel, leave the car
Sail on the winds of monsoon time
Eat coconut with the clove and lime
On the sands of Zanzibar

The Genie in the Sultan’s lair
Dwells in a lamp hidden there
Rub him right and he explodes
Trailing smoke into heaven, he goes

Where the azure waters ebb and flow
Long ago Egyptian maidens would go
With white beach’s surf lapping at their toes
Wondering if there are men in the mangroves

In the air the spice aroma lingers
Tickling your skin with slinky fingers
Distant ships wave a farewell hand
Tortoise winks on the gritty sand
On the sands of Zanzibar

Marissa A Spencer
©
June 15, 2003



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28 Feb 2004 @ 19:41 by vibrani : I enjoy reading your poetry
so much. Thanks for sharing them. This one would make a fantastic song.:-)  


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