KSC Palau Parent Poems 2009
Palau Kids Sea Camp Poems 2009
A Haiku a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
By: Michael Simmons, Janice Manjuck and Andre G.T. Simmons
We went to Palau
To dive and do Kids Sea Camp
Big smiles for us all
Nori, Miso, Pao
Breakfast at the P.R.R.
Confused my taste buds
Manta, giant clam, jellyfish
Many cities in Palau
Undersea a must
Tombs of ships and planes
Hate and bombs and fearful death
Now calmed by peace
Gliding big manta
Floating through the blue ocean
“It’s good to be clean!”
By: Wes, Brenda, and Brandi
Their family was large as they had spawned many. Some had acquired great wealth and others had become bitter towards their siblings. Some had grown very large and powerful while others had yet to mature. There was one however, that was very special.
Although she is separated from most she’s most welcoming. Her beauty is majestic both above and below, yet she remains humble. The warmth of her waters and gentleness of her breeze is only matched by that of her people. It’s obvious that she is Father Land’s and Mother Ocean’s favorite child as they gave her only their best. She is Palau.
By: Calli Pirner
Roses are red
Violets are blue
I love Palau
And so do you
Palau was so fun
Too bad it is already done
Palau fish are pretty
Triggerfish are neat
Too bad it is done
Palau was really fu
By: The Colon-Bonet family
Palau islands are an amazing site
Native dancers fill our ears and eyes with delight
Private beaches, whispering cays
Calling, calling, calling our names
White sand beaches, deep blue water
Waving palm fronds at my daughter
Sea Passion and Palau Royal were a really neat treat
And the folks at Kids Sea Camp and Sam’s Tours couldn’t be beat
We’re hooked on blue corner with its barracuda and shark
Buoy six rocks if we are in the light or the dark
German Channel has stations one and two
Magnificent mantas cleaning in the ocean blue
We discovered Ngerchong inside and out
While Chandelier Cave brought our spirits about
The mud of the Milky Way made our skin look like a pearl
It doesn’t matter if you are a boy or a girl
This may have been our last dive-that won’t last forever
But Palau, our children will always remember.
Dedicated to Alex & Dexter
A Rookie Family’s Sea Camp in Palau
By: Chris Sittler & April Rounds
Not so long ago in snowy Colorado
A crazy young family saw Palau & then
We contacted fine folks like Tabitha & Margo.
Next thing you know we hit LAX and when
With thoughts of fun & sun & where all we might go
We looked back behind us, the two year old gone
At the top of our lungs we cried, “Where’s Ben?”
A grueling flight to Guam after Honolulu
Then with Palau in our sights a short stop in Yap
They tell us hang on, there is a smoke problem
We may not get bags as there is no gas
By now we have met at least forty-five
A face now on Margo & this crazy guy Ron
We Run & We go. We play & we dive.
Such a dance has never been done.
How much fun can there be
So much to do and so much to do
There is no end in sight
The wrecks, the sharks & guess what’s new?
The kid’s painted with a pirate and played in the sand
All the time has been a big “WOW!”
It is amazing how much there is for this happy band
Sam’s & staff with Marc made wonderful Palau.
By: The Feld family
If S.C.U.B.A. is your favorite vice
Come to Palau- diver’s paradise!
There are 80+ dive sites from which to choose,
And Sam’s Tours offers the best dive masters and crews.
Brilliant reef fish school down below,
And mantas put on quite a show.
Blue Corner offers an adrenaline-pumping ride
With reef sharks cruising on every side!
WWII wrecks dot the ocean floor…
Lots of fun to discover & explore.
Above is the landscape of my fantasies…
Emerald rock islands against turquoise seas.
Kids Sea Camp offers something for everyone,
So even rain & wind couldn’t dampen our fun.
Special times with our family, and laughs with new friends
Make us wish this great week didn’t have to end.
When God made Palau He smiled
By: Trish Worthman
Little green islands remind you of a head of broccoli.
White sparkling beaches, as far as the eye can see.
Water so clear and blue, making waves in the gentle ocean breeze.
Turtles riding the currents with a graceful lazy ease.
Giant Manta & Eagle Rays block out sun’s light.
As you drift along slowly taking in all the sights.
All too soon Dexter is saying its time to go.
As you look around, one last time, then you know…
When God made Palau… he smiled.
Thank you Kids Sea Camp
Laughing, Diving, Creating
Adventure with kids.
By: The Jankowski Family
From lakes full of jellyfish
To walls full of coral
Crystal clear waters
Turtles and Tangs
Groupers and Puffers
Palau is our Planet’s
First haven for sharks.
Rock islands are home
To the best Kids Sea Camp ever.
The only word said
For a vacation in Palau
Is a simple:
I wish I was still in Palau…