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I walked along the shoreline;
The sun setting in an orangey tang woven with red.
I enjoyed the squish of the wet sand,
Filling the empty spaces between my toes,
Leaving footprints in the soft earth.

I thought about my life,
How much I’d struggled in my days.
Life was an everyday battle,
One that you had to overcome,
As painful as it would be.

The light swish of the waves,
Fingering its way up the beige substance below me,
Then inching its way back in a back/forth motion,
Was a soothing sound,
The sound of the sweet water took me from my thoughts.

I placed my hand against a palm tree,
And leaned my head up against its husky trunk.
Closing my eyes, I began to hum a tune,
Smiling to myself as I cooed the notes to the little blue crab,
Threatening to pinch my pinky toe.
What a silly little guy.



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little-miss-sunshine said...
Feb. 26, 2010 at 4:06 pm:
I found this interesting. I really liked the way it started out but then you talked about your thoughts and a little blue crab which if you ask me took away from the beautiful description of the beach.
 
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MetalChickRock said...
Feb. 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm:
hmmmm....very interesting i guess...
 
live.laugh.spaz replied...
Mar. 17, 2010 at 8:45 am :
i LOVE this ;) i feel like im on the beach when i read this, its very powerful
 
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