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A Great Day

The seaweed gathered on the shore
tangled in the stones with broken shells
and pieces of glass, polished smooth.
A crab, waiting for the tide, scampered
to a safe corner of a small pool to hide
and peeked to see if I was moving on.
I carefully stepped from stone to stone;
a young boy hopped quickly by
and I thought of those…less cautious days,
as I planned the six more steps
that lead to the safety of the sand;
where, in the summer, blankets and towels
cover the beach like an eclectic quilt.
There, smiling, I recalled those times years ago
when the hectic busy days of midsummer here
made winter fly with anticipation, but,
on this October morn, I find peace in this near solitude,
and as a retreating wave washes sand
from beneath my feet, I’m glad for all of life.
Those days of Led Zep and the Doors
to these of jazz, blues, and Sinatra.
Mostly though, I'm glad for this day, the greatest of all,
as tomorrow and the next will be.
I skipped a stone into the surf
and turned to walk toward the sea wall.
Perhaps I’ll come again tomorrow
before winter makes me wait till spring.

March 2, 2013

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  1. Date: 9/17/2014 8:35:00 PM
    Awesome nostalgic write Craig, enjoyed it. Congrats to you

  1. Date: 9/17/2014 5:08:00 AM
    - A great 3rd place, Craig - A poem that I liked very much, beautifully - Congratulations on your win ! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 9/16/2014 10:11:00 PM
    I just went for a Wonderful stroll on the beach with you Craig. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 9/16/2014 8:25:00 PM
    We don't have long to enjoy these great days before the next season takes over. Though, every day is a great one to cherish!.... I enjoyed this wonderful poem, Craig. Very nicely done! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 6:12:00 PM
    Congratulations one again Craig on another fine winner...Donna

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 1:08:00 AM
    Dear Craig, Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. Congratulations on YOUR Winning POEM "A Great Day" for the Contest "One of YOUR Greatest Days" Sponsored by Dan Kearley.So Calm Serene, and Tranquil. Reminds me of my walks along the Mountain Ridge in the Fall With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 10:19:00 PM
    Craig, your poem is just beautiful, what a lovely way and day! Congratulations with your amazing poem, always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/19/2013 5:47:00 PM
    I want to be sitting on the sand, watching someone skip stones to the music of Led Zeppelin........under the sun....what could be better than that?

  1. Date: 3/12/2013 12:01:00 PM
    I like the arrangement of words here; very poetical. Great musings and scenery also.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:12:00 AM
    This picture is so easy to see...the whole poem just drips with peace...its Great!

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 12:20:00 PM
    a lovely walk with you this morning. Enjoyed this one very much. Hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 8:04:00 AM
    Craig I love the whole you take the reader on in this, Led Zep and Doors just great...David

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 11:52:00 PM
    this is beautiful because of the atmosphere you create by placing it in the fall. I love the part about that eclectic quilt. I just love images that are so creative that way. Very good entry if for that one contest I am thinking of. (I sent you two soupmails. Hope they make sense to you as I am very confused)

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 4:57:00 PM
    Could just picture every step of this journey...wonderful

  1. Date: 3/2/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Very Evocative. I love the ocean, and lived the music, so I think I know how you feel. Thanks. J