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Busy Hands in the Sand

A young boy toddles with shovel and pail. His mother watches him fall to the sand. Laughter erupts on the wind like a sail blowing his toyboat to a distant land as water cascades over busy hands. His pint-sized sandcastle towers above the boy's imaginative stories of a king sitting on a fairy tale throne. The shoreline displays his labor of love where the sand and ocean are brightly sewn. By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders for Sandcastles by the Seashore contest (Gail Doyle)

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  1. Date: 5/19/2012 2:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on your lovely win!

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 12:26:00 AM
    Congratulations Rhonda. You well deserve to have won. Your poem is full of imagination in a small boy's world.

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 5:24:00 PM
    Congrad's on your big win! Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:17:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in Gail's "Sandcastles" contest Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 4:16:00 PM
    What a beautiful poem Rhonda! A big congratulations to you ...Samia

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 3:30:00 PM
    Terrific and beautiful write Rhonda. Beautifully descriptive. I can see the boy working at his "labor of love" and I can see the author joyously watching him in the deed. To me, the beauty is not so much in what you describe, but in how you describe it, allowing me to empathize with the narrator as much as, or more than, with the boy. I'm not sure if any of that makes sense to you ... but it does to me. Loved it. Joe

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 3:30:00 PM
    congrats Rhonda, wonderful winner. harry

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Congrats on your win in the Sandcastle contest. Good poem. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 1:43:00 PM
    Oh what gems the children are, congrats Rhonda on your 1st place win, spectacular, luv vie

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 11:16:00 AM

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 10:38:00 AM
    Well done Rhonda proud to share a place with you xx

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 10:20:00 AM
    Rhonda congrats on your no1 spot..David

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 10:07:00 AM
    Wonderful write....congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 9:36:00 AM
    what a wonderful write worthy of it's praise Rhonda!Big CONGRATS!!!on your win. only a mother's love ;) Well Done. love you bunches!! deb

  1. Date: 5/9/2012 4:14:00 PM
    Rhonda,unlike mine, yours goes with the picture. The "picture" in the boys mind that his imagination spawns from viewing his sandcastle. This is wonderful.

  1. Date: 5/8/2012 10:18:00 AM
    this is lovely! wonderful descriptions and great title too, plus the tone is so loving :)

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 8:59:00 PM
    Sounds like this little boy is enjoying precious time in the sand with his mom, you still got it Rhonda, hugs vie