An Ode to Lakeport’s Old Dock

By Carol Leos

Our First Lakeport Dock
Circa 1981 to June 6, 2018
(with appreciation to Castro-Hollsworth, original builders)

From on our dock what thrills we have seen
We’ve launched boats, rafts, and plenty a canoe
We’ve had fishing parties, picnics, weddings, and a memorial (George’s), too
Fireworks on each 4th of July elicit the phrase “My oh my!”

Snow, rain, or sleet
Our dock stood strong
Never flinching under any throng
Leaves came, then they would go:
Spring green and autumn’s variety aglow

Now as it has been showing its age,
Our dock has come to its final stage
Let us take a rear view and show our appreciation
With a sincere, spirited
“Thank You”

And Our New Lakeport Dock
October 6, 2018, to ???????

Now, we celebrate our beautiful new dock
Let us joyfully take stock
As we anticipate the launching of boats, rafts, and many a canoe
Where we will have fishing, parties, and other events, too

Through every season
Enjoying all the weather
For any given reason
Even the birds of the goose feather!

May we all appreciate our Lakeport dock for years to come
As we have lots and lots and lots of fun!

Carol R. G. Leos (Lakeport resident since 1982)
October 6, 2018

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