Avril is my hero
she saved my life one day.
When we were 12, in Dawlish Warren
on a rubber dinghy, we set off out to sea,
just before we had our tea.
Now Avril was a champion,
with cups and swimming awards.
But even though I couldn’t float
my safety was assured.
She fell off our floating vessel
and promptly dsappeared,
Then, scrambling from the deep
she grabbed me by the feet.
She kicked her legs
and pushed the float
while I lay on the top.
Towards the shore she strongly steered,
My cousin wasn’t even scared,
but took me back up on the sand
and we were safely back on land.
Avril is my hero,
she saved my life that day.
Thank you Avril, cousin dear,
For without you, I might not be here.