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The Gulls of Oceanside Pier

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That morning I rode on the coaster train

A smooth scenic ride with no sign of rain

This place that once seemed so far away

Now was quite near

Just up ahead,

I saw the Oceanside Pier !

Such a wondrous interesting sight

On it the sun shone delicate and bright

Imagine that day way back in 1888

The town first saw this structure so great

The beauty of mid-morning, the mild air

As I walked along I couldn’t help but stare

At the serene seagulls that were on the way

Perched on the wood on this glorious day

Some don’t think you birds are so special to see

But you gulls are really quite gorgeous to me

I watch you observing with a touch of glee

You seem so peaceful, quiet and free

I also look out to the surfers who wait

For the next wave on this ocean so great

The gulls of the wooden pier at Oceanside

Bask along it with still quiet pride

Gazing out to the majestic blue sea

In them and this view, such beauty I see.

© 2020 Nella DiCarlo


Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on March 10, 2020:

Thanks Mitara !

Mitara N from South Africa on March 07, 2020:

Does sounds like a great place to be

Can picture the peace and tranquility

Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on March 03, 2020:

Thank you for your feedback Meg. it is a lovely place!

DreamerMeg from Northern Ireland on March 03, 2020:

I can just see this place, so restful and peaceful. Sounds like a great place to be and the gulls obviously agree.

Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on February 26, 2020:

Thank you Brenda, a great memory I was glad to share.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 26, 2020:

This is a beautiful picture you paint.

Makes me want to be there.

Nice one!

Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on February 21, 2020:

Thank you Victoria, they can be a pain but they were so chill on the pier.

Victoria Hannah from Sydney, Australia on February 20, 2020:

This is really evocative Nella, there is definitely something about the sea and seagulls... even if they pinch your chips sometimes. Beautiful thank you.

Nella DiCarlo (author) from Guelph, Ontario on February 20, 2020:

Thank you Lorna, Liz, Pamela and Donna for your kind words! It was a happy day in nature.

Donna Rayne from Greenwood, Indiana on February 20, 2020:

Oh, I loved this poem, Nella! So beautiful and peaceful! You did a great job!


Donna Rayne

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 20, 2020:

I love poetry that talks about our beautiful world. You wrote a beautiful poem.

Liz Westwood from UK on February 20, 2020:

This poem does a great job at painting the scene in my mind. I loved the photo too.

Lorna Lamon on February 20, 2020:

A beautiful poem Nella where you created a very scenic picture of the pier and the gulls. Lovely writing.

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