The cottage on the coast
The Tide Comes In
The little cottage overlooks the sea
This is where the family enjoys their vacation
Children playing in the shallows, clambering over rocks
and in the waves so free.
The tide comes in, leaving the glistening beach
strewn with shells and jelly fish
Beyond the tide and reef
treasures and gold not within reach
Sandcastles are built with vigour
Children waiting for the tide to fill their moats
Seagulls sweep overhead
far out to sea you can see the boats
The sun burns at midday beating down
on the colourful umbrellas
Parents sit enjoying the shade, sipping sodas
Nibbling at their Tortillas
The sun starts to dip, the sky turns a soft red
Kids walk languidly, dragging their towels
A day of fun in the sun, sunburnt and tired
They flop down exhausted, ready for bed.
Dreams of beaches and castles in the sand
Mermaids and galleons
the stories of pirates
from far off lands.
Collage of a cute cottage at the beach
The footprints etched in the sand
Amazing what a holiday at the seaside does for the body and soul. Not to mention all the photographs, to enjoy at a later date. Create a scrapbook for your kids to look at when they get older.
Seashells and Starfish
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on October 26, 2020:
Thanks Lorna. Memories are important and making them even more. Hope you are well.
Lorna Lamon on October 26, 2020:
Your poem took me to a wonderful place full of fun-filled memories. Beautiful artwork as always.
Diana Carol Abrahamson (author) from Somerset West on October 25, 2020:
Thanks Peggy. So pleased your memories were rekindled. The seaside is so therapeutic especially a swim in the waves.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 25, 2020:
Ah, this brought back happy memories of soaking up the sun, sand, and sea. Your art is beautiful.