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So Helen launched a thousand ships
And everyone’s impressed with that:
But I say, “Well, look what she had to work with.
Suppose she’d been stuck in Colorado
With not an ocean to speak of.
Just a rubber duck flotilla
Launched on Monument Creek
To raise money for charity.
You see them there you know,
Each Spring the beautiful Helens
With a thousand wanton flowers in their eyes
Standing on the banks of the Monument,
Looking out across that creek
At all those rubber ducks:
Thinking of ships, perhaps,
Note: Reposted from March 11, 2007