Beach Reflections

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Beach Reflections

Two years gone by since visiting the beach

Hearing the ocean rhythms // listening to the sea birds

Time takes its toll on this aging body

Plodding through sand with chairs in hand

Feeling the aches in the hip joint as they talk back

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Long walks on the beach left for the young

Children and grandchildren full of life and energy

Still, I love to dig in the sand // creating sculptures with my hands

Creations enjoyed for the moment then lost to high tide

A joy passed down // sons and grandsons legacy 

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There is a peacefulness at the ocean // gazing out across the vastness

A therapeutic place where my mind can wander far and wide

And wonder how the ebb and flow of this sleeping giant

keeps happening year after year // as it dances with the moon

Though our time quickly slipped away, the experience was priceless

Memories made and hugs exchanged…  as we all said goodbye

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Posting this for d’Verse Poets Pub open link night.

Join us at: https://dversepoets.com

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

69 thoughts on “Beach Reflections

  1. Aww the last few lines! 🥺
    This is so lovely. The older we get, the more we’re inclined to cherish our memories from younger days. I see my grandmother talking about her childhood now more than ever.
    The pictures are so wholesome and precious! 🤍 Lovely piece!

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  2. Oh, how beautiful! Memories made that will last forever! 🙂
    Your children and grandchildren are blessed to have you in their lives! And I know you are blessed to have them! 🙂
    Also, your photos and poems/writings will be a beautiful priceless legacy for them. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    🏖 🐚 ☀️ 🐚 🌊

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  3. Such beautiful memories, Dwight. At least you can hold them in your heart until the next time you get back to the beach!

    By the way, I really enjoyed your reading of your ant poem – thoroughly entertaining!

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