A Tropical Paradise This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

September 10, 2008
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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:
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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sasssgirrrl22 said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm
I really like this poem. its awesome. U set vacation in a totally different perspective. Its definetly a person's own oasis. Awesome job
cezzicez3 said...
Nov. 17, 2009 at 9:48 am
this is a good poem!!
Schubster said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 7:34 pm
I wish I could go on vacation like that....I need a break haha great poem :)
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nagrombackwards said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 6:39 pm
My favorite part was "All that matters is nothing." I wish i could bring myself to feel that way, but something's always on my mind...
Good poem!
The_Erstwhile_Pedestrian said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 3:44 pm
Very nice!
aleelee This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 26, 2009 at 3:10 pm
that is EXACTLY how i feel at the beach!!! good writing!!
Breakeven said...
Apr. 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm
Good work! You make me want to go on holiday :(!!
ShamrockWriter said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm
Awesome. I love how you described the beach and the ocean. Makes me feel like I'm really there. I wish I was really there! Great job. Keep Writing!
tropical-pal said...
Jan. 27, 2009 at 5:13 pm
love your touch/vision,,you have an artists eye.i am a songwriter who is creating a new sound(Tropical ROCK)and would love to exchange ideas,,if you would like,please send e-mail.Thank you GOOD LUCK
ZookaBubbleGum77 said...
Jan. 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm
good job. :] this made me feel like i was on the beach.
tweedle dee said...
Dec. 30, 2008 at 2:03 am
hey this is actually what the ocean is to me!
sweetcheeks724 said...
Dec. 9, 2008 at 11:15 pm
heyy kool poem guess what my name is madisyn to just spelled with a y insted of an o
erica said...
Dec. 9, 2008 at 7:46 pm
this is my favorite.. it rocks:)) <3
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