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My Beach

My Beach

On rainy
And cold days
My mind slips away to the warm sun, breeze,
And sand

I can feel the sand
Soft and warm on the bottom of my feet
As I tread through the dooms
My beach chair in hand

I take long steps
Through the hills, shells,
And footsteps left by the many people that came before me
With every stride getting closer
To the salty waters
That never loses their gleam and glitter

When I first touch the water
It’s cold and crisp and runs through my toes disappearing as fast as it came
pulling the grains of sand back with it

The water washes over my feet
And leaves a thin layer of sand behind
Adding on and on, building up on top of me
Till I feel as though I am part of the ocean
Rolling and drifting
Along with it

The memories are rich
With visions of the sun setting behind the break
And the quiet noise of the waves
Crashing on the surf
And the sand, warm beneath my body

Yes, I tuck this place away
For those cold raining days
Where I slip away
Just the waves, breeze, sand,
And I



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SarahJumps said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 2:18 pm
Thank you so much! I live near the beach, and i definitely take it for granted sometimes, but honestly it's amazing. :) thank you so much for the lovely comments! 
 
Egyptiangirl13 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 17, 2010 at 7:55 am
wow this is awesome~!!!! you put these images in my head through this!!!! great job!! please check out some of my work if you get the chance
 
WritingLoverForever said...
Jun. 16, 2010 at 12:58 pm
Oh my goodness, this is amazing! It flows really well and I can actually visualize what the beach looks like. The thing is, I've never been to a beach before (that's what happens when you live in a boring area like ohio), and I always imagine what it must be like to go there. After reading this poem, I'm pretty much convinced that it must be great! :)
 
DaisyC. said...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm
This was really good! I have a similar relationship with a lake I live near so I deffinatley can relate to this. Great job!
 
starlight26 said...
Jun. 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm
Wow, that was great. Amazing how you describe the beach. I personally LOVE visiting the beach, especially at sunrise.
 
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