Another Wonder of The World ~ 
The La Brea Pitch Lake 

In this British adventurer’s quest to find El Dorado, the city of gold, 

He, Sir Walter Raleigh, rediscovered another wonder of the world. 

The early Amerindians believed it was God’s penalty, 

For eating humming birds which were treated sacredly. 


Covering about 109 acres of what may look like a massive car park, 

Is the world’s largest, natural, asphalt-deposit, landmark. 

On the southwestern coast of Trinidad, is where this wonder lay, 

To be exact, it is located in the town of La Brea. 


As a child, I once visited this amazing place, 

And I can clearly remember the hissing and gurgling sound as we walked on its surface. 

The small formation of pools were for bathing enjoyment, 

While it’s rumored to be a cure for all sorts of ailment. 


A guided tour should be done for information and safety, 

Mainly to avoid the mishap of becoming the infamous ‘tar baby’.

This tourist attraction hosts 20,000 visitors annually,

As it is a true source of amazement and mystery.


©Copyright 19th September 2017 by Amanda Jones. All rights reserved.

The La Brea Pitch Lake


In this British adventurer’s quest to find El Dorado, the city of gold,

He, Sir Walter Raleigh, rediscovered what is called the 8th wonder of the world.

The early Amerindians believed it was God’s penalty,

For eating humming birds which were treated sacredly.


Covering about 109 acres of what may look like a massive car park,

Is the world’s largest, natural, asphalt-deposit, landmark.

On the southwestern coast of Trinidad, is where this wonder lay,

To be exact, it is located in the town of La Brea.


As a child, I once visited this amazing place,

And I can clearly remember the hissing and gurgling sound as we walked on its surface.

The small formation of pools were for bathing enjoyment,

While it’s rumored to be a cure for all sorts of ailment.


A guided tour should be done for information and safety,

Mainly to avoid the mishap of becoming the infamous ‘tar baby’.

This tourist attraction hosts 20,000 visitors annually,

As it is a true source of amazement and mystery.


©Copyright 18th September 2017 by Amanda Jones. All rights reserved.


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