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Frothy waves stretch to kiss toes
Hikers plodding sandy coasts
Leaving imprints on the shore

Who journeyed here, perhaps this morn
As the orange orb created dawn
Summoning sun worshipers

Footprints far too large to fill
Descended down the shell-strewn hill
Then hugged the waves’ low tide

The retirement community
Sends scouts here daily just to see
If the sands of time still wait

Alas, they do, imprints remain
Sacrificed to sea when evening tide returns again

Their legacies erased each day
Another scout, another age
Will surely cast its prints anew

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  1. Date: 3/24/2015 2:09:00 AM
    Ahhh, you took me there with you Carolyn. This is lovely! 7

  1. Date: 4/27/2014 10:22:00 PM
    Great write wid a wonderful win Carolyn, loved it dear, congrats !

  1. Date: 5/26/2011 7:51:00 AM
    Love it - especially the old dears checking if the sands of time still wait. Great write, my friend. I read an Emily Dickinson poem today by chance - The only ghost I ever saw - and Sue and I wondered if the last two lines mean she's spooked (afraid to look behind her) or if she means she won't look back (knowing there's life after death or some such thing). I know you like her work - how do you interpret this one? Not long now before you'll be all at sea : )

  1. Date: 9/10/2010 11:31:00 PM
    Had to go way back to find one I'd not seen. this is really nice, CArolyn!

  1. Date: 2/18/2010 10:01:00 AM
    Sacrificed to sea again... You are my favorite poet out there, ranked amongst the greats. I look forward to the next journey.

  1. Date: 1/23/2010 4:49:00 PM
    Footprints. Evidence of a past moment frozen in time, unless like above it's along the shore line. Great Work Carolyn. Best Wishes Always, Bill

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 7:50:00 AM
    Carolyn,...Today I've been taking the time to read over poetry that I've put in mine Fav's and I ran into this one,, you realize that I'm not the only soul who loved this write of yours,...79 souls commented on this fantastic poem,...for good reason too,..its awesome my friend !!!!! *smiles* !!!!! james

  1. Date: 1/16/2010 1:49:00 AM
    What a great idea and great and beautiful poem. Foot prints on the sand of time is the most popular lines, which flashed in my mind as soon as I started reading your beautiful and lovely poem. Beautiful on many levels. Thanks and many thanks for your wonderful comments and suggestions on my poem Boatman's Song. Hope you would like its part 12 also. With best wishes and love Ravindra

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 10:18:00 PM
    I love this poem, Carolyn. Congratulations on making it through the first round and best wishes on advancing to the finals.Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 9:51:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved first round win with this entry!

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 8:34:00 AM
    Carolyn,Congrats on your poem winning the first round of PS contest!! Two Poems making it is amazing!!Very well deserved, enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry. Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! May 2010 be your best year ever! I'm so honored to have gotten to know you through ps soup! Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 12/21/2009 12:33:00 AM
    Congrats on you first round contest success Carolyn.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 6:30:00 PM
    Well congratulations lady, this one will close if not the winner. Congrat on both your poems going through first round Carolyn. A tribute also to your unique talent. Have a safe trip,and M erry christmas. Sincerely, Love, Moses

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 2:41:00 PM
    I re-read this and liked your poem as much as I did before--many congratulations on going through the next round with 2 wonderful poems, Carolyn :) Wish you all the best! ^_^

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 12:47:00 PM
    And another entry that made it!! Congratulations, and wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas!! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 11:15:00 AM
    Lovely Carolyn..this is going to make it all the way. Congrats..BG

  1. Date: 12/20/2009 9:50:00 AM
    Many congratulations on reaching the second round with your fine poem Carolyn, well done >> James,xx

  1. Date: 12/7/2009 2:06:00 PM
    beautifully written!

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 2:43:00 AM
    ...there is a moment when the crystals of time dance with time frothing tidepools dimunitive wink soldier helpless door closes on thin twine night sea ease night sea ease night sea

  1. Date: 11/4/2009 10:12:00 AM
    Beautiful poem!! Thanks for your kind words and I am sorry for the loss of your father. Take care-