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Family Holiday at the Beach

The cottage on the coast

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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

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The footprints etched in the sand

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Rejuvenation

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

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Comments

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.

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