This Is A Story Of Ogopogo's Birthday

'Twas the night before solstice when all down the lake,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a snake.
All tents were set up, and all cameras were steady,
The elusive being, he soon would show ready.
For next is the day when the sun is up long,
And the infamous Ogo would play until dawn.


A mystery of science, a cryptid of sorts,
His name Ogopogo, his skin a bit swart.
He's friendly and funny, but most times is shy,
Yet on summer solstice a gleam in his eye.
For this is the day, which must be his birth,
'Cause he dances and prances to water and earth.


So, the evening approached with the humans awaiting,
The countdown began to the moment in making.
For all who know Ogo will know he's not late,
On this day in summer he's ready at gate.
From his den at the island he swam to the shore
Of the Lake Okanagan, not far from his door.


He first did return all the items afloat,
From the summer before what would fall out of boats.
See, he's really quite thoughtful and keeps the lake clean,
When swimmers and boaters lose shoes, clothes or bean.
Then he saves them all year so that when this day comes,
He gives back all the goodies he's saved, except crumbs.


Now once all returned Ogos deeds done and fine,
It was time to take notice to his time to shine.
And as all expected, the skies purely clear,
Ogopogo, he knew was his day of the year.
This fine summer night, lit just by the moon.
A warm sky with stars and the shadow of loon.


He proceeded to start with a flip and twirl,
And whilst in the air caught the eye of a girl.
And that made him dance, then he sang right in tune,
To the music from stars and the drum of the moon.
And when he was done he just smiled and he called,
'I'll be back again soon. Good night to you all'!


With that he dove deep under water again,
Making such a big splash it hit even a plane.
But those who saw cheered, and then when all were dry,
They sang Happy Birthday, waved Ogo goodbye.
Then before they all noticed, the morning was here,
And then everyone asked, did he tell us his year?


And all who watched wondered if camera or phone,
Caught one single moment to prove what they'd known.
But when they all looked they found nothing to see,
Just blank screens, no pictures, oh, how could this be?
The stories from past, and there's been more than one,
But none of a party, a birthday, no, none.


So, the mystery was clear but the truth not in vain,
And the only thing left was to come back again.
On the next summer solstice, precisely at ten,
The great Ogopogo will dance here again.
For all of his humans who love him so dear,
Will return to this place at the same time next year.


Now, there's really no proof Ogopogo exists,
There's this plus more stories, reports and some myths.
But one thought to keep, when you're on the big lake,
If a wave should you see, it may be no mistake.
So think of this story and what you believe,
It's all really a matter of what you perceive.

We hope you enjoy our fun little take on Ogopogo's birthday. 

'Twas the night before solstice
when all down the lake,
Not a creature was stirring,
not even a snake.
All tents were set up,
and all cameras were steady,
The elusive being,
he soon would show ready.
For next is the day
when the sun is up long,
And the infamous Ogo
would play until dawn.


A mystery of science,
a cryptid of sorts,
His name Ogopogo,
his skin a bit swart.
He's friendly and funny,
but most times is shy,
Yet on summer solstice
a gleam in his eye.
For this is the day,
which must be his birth,
'Cause he dances and prances
to water and earth.


So, the evening approached
with the humans awaiting,
The countdown began
to the moment in making.
For all who know Ogo
will know he's not late,
On this day in summer
he's ready at gate.
From his den at the island
he swam to the shore
Of the Lake Okanagan,
not far from his door.


He first did return
all the items afloat,
From the summer before
what would fall out of boats.
See, he's really quite thoughtful
and keeps the lake clean,
When swimmers and boaters
lose shoes, clothes or bean.
Then he saves them all year
so that when this day comes,
He gives back all the goodies
he's saved, except crumbs.


Now once all returned
Ogos deeds done and fine,
It was time to take notice
to his time to shine.
And as all expected,
the skies purely clear,
Ogopogo, he knew
was his day of the year.
This fine summer night,
lit just by the moon.
A warm sky with stars
and the shadow of loon.


He proceeded to start
with a flip and twirl,
And whilst in the air
caught the eye of a girl.
And that made him dance,
then he sang right in tune,
To the music from stars
and the drum of the moon.
And when he was done
he just smiled and he called,
'I'll be back again soon.
Good night to you all!


With that he dove deep
under water again,
Making such a big splash
it hit even a plane.
But those who saw cheered,
and then when all were dry,
They sang Happy Birthday,
waved Ogo goodbye.
Then before they all noticed,
the morning was here,
And then everyone asked,
did he tell us his year?


And all who watched wondered
if camera or phone,
Caught one single moment
to prove what they'd known.
But when they all looked
they found nothing to see,
Just blank screens, no pictures,
oh, how could this be?
The stories from past,
and there's been more than one,
But none of a party,
a birthday, no, none.


So, the mystery was clear
but the truth not in vain,
And the only thing left
was to come back again.
On the next summer solstice,
precisely at ten,
The great Ogopogo
will dance here again.
For all of his humans
who love him so dear,
Will return to this place
at the same time next year.


Now, there's really no proof
Ogopogo exists,
There's this plus more stories,
reports and some myths.
But one thought to keep,
when you're on the big lake,
If a wave should you see,
it may be no mistake.
So think of this story
and what you believe,
It's all really a matter
of what you perceive.

We hope you enjoy our fun little take on Ogopogo's birthday. 

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