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Down By The Beach


Reminiscing Of When We Were Young

The first day of summer

Walking and talking

Looking at the water and sand across the beach

The salty air caressing softy against my lips

People scattered here and there

Like sprinkles across vanilla ice cream

Heavy in some spots and very thin others

Sea gulls flying up above

Looking for a quiet spot to land

The smell of cheese pizza and sweet sausages on the grill

Both making my stomach growl

Fried dough to fresh lemonade and ice cold drinks

Homemade fudge to every flavor ice cream imaginable

Loud whistles and bells coming from amusement games

Playing from a nearby arcade

Each creating a unique summertime experience


DREAM ON (author) on June 27, 2018:

Gypsy Rose Lee What a special time in your life. So many new exciting choices and a great adventure waits. You have a chance to take the old memories and add beautiful new ones. Thank you so much for sharing and keeping me updated. My wife, myself and Charlotte are celebrating already. Anticipating all the joy that will keep coming your way. Have a wonderful night. Please keep writing and reading.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 25, 2018:

Ah, thank you for the memories of summers past. Right now we are experiencing autumn weather here but on Friday Sid and I are heading for Florida so things will definitely warm up.

DREAM ON (author) on June 23, 2018:

Marlene Bertrand I am glad I had the fun I did as a child. I know today is modern and fast a lot more fast paced than when I was young. Back then simple pleasures brought us the most joy. The smells the sounds and very little money so anything we did do was extra special. Even playing a little today brings back a flood of good times. The funny thing is the prizes are still the cheapest and it is all about the win.(lol) I haven't had so many laughs in one day Thank you so much for reading and sharing,

Marlene Bertrand from USA on June 22, 2018:

Your poem is beautiful and brought back sweet memories of the times I made summer trips to the beach boardwalk.

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