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Lying on the beach
With sunglasses on your face
Shielding the harsh sunlight from your eyes.
You cover your skin with SPF 25.
Sand makes its way into your sandals,
but you don’t mind.
Off in the distance music is being played
on steel drums.
They set the mood of your whole vacation:
relaxation.
You see the boats drift by with their brightly
colored sides
And you hold onto your tropical drink that tastes
like bananas
With its tiny umbrella hanging off the side.
It makes you smile.
You wonder if the sailors on the boat are as
peaceful as you are.
Worries escape you as you drift into your own oasis
And your home life becomes something of the past.
Almost unreal.
You smell coconut everywhere you go
And wonder if you’ll miss it when you leave.
All you hear is the crashing of the waves.
All you can feel is your newly burnt skin.
All that matters is nothing.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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emilybwrites said...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 2:09 pm
wow this was beautiful!!! please check out my poem "forgotten domain" and my new poem "the others" and comment/rate them thanks :)
 
Mimi15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 26, 2011 at 7:53 pm
This is really pretty! (: Check out some of my stuff.
 
tajoines24 said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 10:28 pm
this totally makes me want to go to the beach<3
 
Book_addict said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm
Makes me think of being on Paradise Island in the Bahamas.  Well written =)
 
HillaryJo said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 4:07 pm
Very nice phrasing and details. I can see this beach that you are describing which keeps an audience captivated until your last word. Great work!
 
joele12 said...
Jun. 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm
nice i'll love to go ther
 
reblep said...
May 21, 2011 at 11:03 am
can i go there? this is wonderful. 
 
KyleG This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 21, 2011 at 12:35 am
Incredible. I'm there.
 
Patryk. said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:29 am
Great! I want to go to the beach now.
 
Karly R. replied...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:34 am
Me and you shoud go to the beach this summer!!!! i lovee youuu pattae :)))))
 
Dillinger123 said...
Apr. 29, 2011 at 10:21 am
Beautifully written. Makes me feel as though I am on a beach.
 
KaitlynCallahan said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 8:13 pm
beautifully written! it makes me want to be there.
 
lala15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 5:25 pm
beautifully written very descriptive--a want a tropical drink now!
 
TotheSea replied...
Aug. 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm
Me too!  Yum...tropical drinks. (:
 
Lexi-pex said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 11:17 am
this is so descriptive. i loved it! it made me feel like i was actually there
 
swagmasterflex said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm
the details made me feel like i was there
 
1234567 said...
Mar. 16, 2011 at 9:24 am
I really think the picture is pretty , when you wrote this you could actually see the picture in your mind besides looking at it.
 
Medina D. said...
Feb. 23, 2011 at 12:37 am
this poem can pass as lyrics to a song!! Nice work!
 
foxbox said...
Feb. 22, 2011 at 9:36 pm
Wow, such an enjoyable read!
 
the_real_reggie_rocket said...
Jan. 31, 2011 at 7:43 am
As I was reading this, it felt as if I was there with you. Great poem. I really enjoyed it.
 
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