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Love on a Beach

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Love on a Beach

I can't help but watch them
As they run into the water, laughing, teasing, holding hands
With the sun catching the color of her long, auburn hair
The bronze of his young, muscular, legs
So fascinated by them, ...I can't stop staring..
The beauty of their youth, ....
With young love, so stunning in the sunset...
I hold them in my gaze
Until I lose them in the waves.

You have been watching me, watching them....
Your hair has grey in it, recently trimmed, thinning in the crown
There is winter showing on your face
I remember this morning slipping into my swimsuit
Critical of the mirror in front of me
You laughed and said I was being silly

You sigh, and take a deep breath of the ocean air
You take another look at me
As my eyes continue to search the water..
You reach across the blanket and touch my shoulder..
Saying just what I need to hear at that moment...
"Give me a kiss, you beautiful girl"..........





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  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:58:00 PM
    Congratulations....Seren

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:55:00 PM
    Congrats! ~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:28:00 PM
    Carrie, . ;-) Congratulations with your lovely poem. In Mystic Rose' "Be My Valentine" contest. Always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:52:00 PM
    Awww what a man! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:09:00 PM
    What a lovely story! I think it's so perfect that the setting takes place by the ocean- stunning imagery in here! And the last line- it really captures true love! Congrats :)

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 11:18:00 AM
    Congrats Carrie on your placement and thank you for joining my contest xxx

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:25:00 AM
    You brought tears silly----this is a special, so true about life write--and what else from a true master of bringing life to a poem!

  1. Date: 8/3/2009 2:55:00 PM
    this is beautiful and so is your heart my good friend--charma

  1. Date: 8/2/2009 2:47:00 PM
    What a lovely poem, a delight to read>>James

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 8:43:00 AM
    Smile! I love this picture and impression of loves never dying kiss....And it truly makes my heart happy for "You, Lovely Carrie Richards; for, "You" have always had this wonderful ability, to paint these pretty pictures; soft and gentle; from "Your Precious & Beautiful Heart & Soul!!!:):) "Beautiful Image of Love Here" ~ "My Love & Warmth Always & Forever, To 'You & Your Loves, John!!!" ~ "Have A Very Beautiful Day Carrie!!!" Bye ~

  1. Date: 7/31/2009 12:32:00 AM
    Carrie, Young people know but little of love. Love is like a fine vintage that mellows and strengthens with age. Obviously your man is a conniseur Excellent write dear lady. Love, Will

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 12:08:00 PM
    Carrie, this poem is so awesome. Been there done that so to say. You truly are blessed with a wonderful loving husband. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 11:38:00 AM
    Oh Carrie, this is a precious GEM shining like a star. What a beautiful expression of true and lasting love that every woman wants to find. The lady in this one is very very lucky. Love n hugs Christie

  1. Date: 7/30/2009 12:44:00 AM
    Very wistful words Carrie.Rgds Brian and thanks for your welcome comments.

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 4:58:00 PM
    A perfect summer read, Carrie! Thank you!

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 4:37:00 PM
    Very touching. We older ones have experienced this at one time or another. Sara

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 4:16:00 PM
    And a Lucky guy, too!!! : )

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 4:15:00 PM
    Your husband is a smart guy, Carrie....And this poem is so romantic (depressing too!) You always find the idea, the concept, the message, the twist....It's going to my favs. Excellent! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/29/2009 3:47:00 PM
    How wonderful that your husband will always see you as the beautiful young girl he married, Carrie. I think we have all eyed some of the beach goers with envy, but the beauty inside never fades. Excellent write! Love, Carolyn