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A Day at the Beach

A clear sky dawned,
A hot summer breeze stirred;
And the tall sand grass swayed like majestic swans.
The heat of the day drove all from the beach,
Except a few hearty souls who strutted about,
And then sought cover under the umbrella's shade.
The water sparkled and then foamed
From the bright sun and the never-ending waves.
Eyes grew heavy from the heat and sun,
And soon closed to take a rest surrounded by
The rhythm of crashing waves.
A summer rest was here - and a lazy time was had -
While overhead sea gulls dove gracefully into the sea
In search of unsuspecting prey.
And upon the sand I lay,
watched the clouds float by,
And dreamed of faraway places,
And let life drift slowly by.

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  1. Date: 4/15/2012 2:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on our poetry being featured this week Richard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/8/2012 11:20:00 PM
    I think that if you said under an umbrella it would sound better and flow better. You told the story well and for most part this has a nice flow and it's own rythem. All around I would say and enjoyable read.

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 9:18:00 PM
    Perfection for my mind from yours. The scene is perfect and I am willing to go.

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 1:12:00 AM
    makes me all lazy now just want to lie here and do nothing Luv*Skat

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 2:13:00 PM
    You sure got me wishing I was at the beach, having this laid back day just lying on the sand and enjoying the sea breeze! Really enjoyed this write, Richard, thanks for taking your reader there :D