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I watch them on the beach - shorebirds they are called running here and there. Residents of land more than the air, they'd rather poke their beaks into the sand probing for morsels of tasty crustaceans. Pecking, always pecking, scrambling to and fro, they're focused, ever focused on the job at hand. Not especially strong, graceful, colorful, or pretty, they are, however, speedy. They scuttle easily through low tides, rushing for the shore on skinny legs when waves come crashing. These industrious little creatures seem unconcerned with the loftiness of clouds. Yet at times, they will gather as one body in the sky, performing an amazing aerial show. Run, sandpiper, run. Soon your eggs will hatch. In your being grounded you reap rewards. Written by Andrea Dietrich on 9/17/13 for nette onclaud's BUILD YOUR OWN SAND!Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 10/27/2013 10:32:00 PM
    cute one Andrea,,,, I wrote one 1975 ? called Seagulls, not posted though ;} see you later alligator <3

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:15:00 AM
    How I love poems about animals. I loved the visual of them scurry out at low tide to hunt for little creatures then scurry back toward shore as the tide and waves come rushing in. Wonderful write Andrea.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 6:30:00 PM
    You know how I love watching nature so on this poem I felt I was sitting watching the birds on the beach. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 9:39:00 AM
    When I was nearing the end, I could almost feel walls closing in on me and it was like I was being chased! Incredible!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:11:00 AM
    very good creative

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:34:00 PM
    Andrea, yes, American, lol, but spelling and grammar although important aren't as important as the heart of the poem, this one is fun, enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 10/9/2013 2:27:00 PM
    I like this poem.

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 5:50:00 PM
    love it

  1. Date: 9/23/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Andrea, this was a impressive description of Sandpipers, an enjoyable read. Allan

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:12:00 PM
    good winning poem...PD

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 7:01:00 PM
    Very cool. Loved the "Run, sandpiper, run"

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 3:23:00 PM
    wonderfully descriptive write - hope it will be a big winner, my friend

  1. Date: 9/22/2013 8:15:00 AM
    Fantastic poem. You painted a nice scene with your words. Can almost see them.

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  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Described beautifully Andrea ...congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
    Oh, man! If I still ate meat, I think I'd turn into a sandpiper. Those crustaceans sound delicious!

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 4:37:00 PM
    Great going my nature girl, congrats on a job well done, xxx

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:21:00 AM
    lovely birds, lovely poem ....Seren

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:17:00 AM
    Oh this is a winner, i'll check this Andrea, congrats Andrea,, it is really excellent poetry,

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 9:49:00 AM
    wonderful write Andrea...congrats on your win