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Sholing by the Sea

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Sholing by the Sea

Down on Englands southern coast, i have a friend (you know)
he's living his life with wedded wife, as the tonnage comes & goes

He has a Dad as people do.. who lives not far away 
and when i eat a banana, i recall a thing he'll say

Not that my nose (or anyones) is larger than his own! 
its just a line of kid (thats all,) from a kid at heart, who's fully grown..

I hold them both in great regard, these friends of many years
(i know i've laughed with both of them) till my eyes were filled by tears"

And times as i'll think on Maurice and his Dad, wherever i happen to be..) 
i know that they'll smile when they speak my name, at Sholing by the Sea.








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  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:21:00 AM

    I got it, Duh. Sholing is a town. Forgive. Love, daver

  1. Date: 2/5/2013 10:18:00 AM

    Are you making up words here, Joe? If so, I like the sound - it's oceany. There's one for you - oceany. Like it. it has a salty feel. Love, daver

  1. Date: 1/28/2012 8:38:00 PM

    Back to this one. It's another one of my favorites of yours!!!

  1. Date: 1/15/2012 7:33:00 AM

    This is so sweet JOe. I feel a longing to see them face to face and maybe go sholing with them. Really well done here. Good imagery and great feeling. God Bless, JB

  1. Date: 6/23/2011 7:10:00 PM

    I can smell the salt water. Loved the rhyme and the pictures

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 10:26:00 AM

    This style of writing and with effortless ease,and the charming lil' town in England. I loved it Joe.It's such a heart warming piece,,bless the two good friends...

  1. Date: 5/6/2011 12:41:00 PM

    Very well written Joe . A friend is always there ,yours sound like good ones.Anne

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 7:29:00 AM

    Beautifully written Joe. I was picturing your words as I read them. Have a lovely Sunday....:)

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 7:26:00 AM

    Dear Joe, This light rhyme flows so smoothly and is filled with admiration for your friend. Much enjoyed this quaint write and being drawn to this lil town in England! Top of the Day to Ya. Gwndolen

  1. Date: 4/25/2011 10:09:00 AM

    Hi Joe, thanks for your comment. You should be receiving the envelope by the end of the week. Still praying for Mary's Dad. Love and best wishes, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 1:16:00 PM

    tenderly scribed, joe... i like lots!! :) huggs, nete

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 8:39:00 AM

    Thanks Joe for taking time out to read my work today.. I knew I cause a stir with my Royal poem lol... Just seems like every day its all over the place with so much more going on in the world.... Happy Easter to you my friend... and thanks again

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 1:26:00 PM

    Hi Joe, went to the post office today and you should receive the envelope in five to 10 days. Just wanted to let you know. I'm still out of town. Have a wonderful Easter! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/20/2011 7:49:00 AM

    HI, JOe, just revisiting this fun one. It's so sweet!

  1. Date: 4/18/2011 5:28:00 AM

    A charming piece to reminisce Joe .. a lovely setting and great imagery and emotion exudes from your lines my friend.. wish I were there too..luv..

  1. Date: 4/16/2011 1:29:00 PM

    Hello, Joe, How is your activities for the children going on?

  1. Date: 4/15/2011 4:43:00 AM

    Great rhythm and flow. Methodical with a bit of whimsy made this very enjoyable to read. You are very talented Joe Love Cookie

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 2:15:00 PM

    Please check your Soup mail, Joe.

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 11:55:00 AM

    Quite an interesting write Joe, this one made me smile tonight ;)

  1. Date: 4/14/2011 11:36:00 AM

    thank you for reading Fort Sumter and for your kind comment.

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 6:57:00 PM

    a differen styles that becomes you, joe... i like how you wrote this, so effortly charming! :) huggs, nette

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 4:25:00 PM

    A wonderful tribute to these friends, Joe! I hope they'll be given the chance to read this. They will smile as they share each line. A fun write, Joe...makes me feel merry!:) Wishing you and yours the best. Mikki

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 3:47:00 PM

    Very creative and expressive work in this one..Great honor to your friends..Enjoyed reading this one..Your kind comments on my work were uplifting..Yes, my Out On The Porch is a time that I feed my spirit..Sara

  1. Date: 4/13/2011 4:49:00 AM

    Thanks for the explanation of Scholing, Joe. We have to snorkel to collect scallops, but it's a lot of fun! Love, Carolyn (PS-replied to your Soup mail.)

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 11:54:00 PM

    This is a very interesting kind of poem. it's so gentle, just talking about old friends in a very laid back way. I much enjoyed.

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 5:15:00 PM

    What a piece of a poem with nice flow of humor and affection combined, Joe, enjoyed it much,

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 4:12:00 PM

    yes a very cute poem, brought a smile.

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 2:31:00 PM

    Such a cute poem, Joe. Is "Sholing" the same as collecting seashells? I am going to send you a Soup mail now. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 6:21:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your poetry today Joe. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 5:22:00 PM

    Just charming makes me want to know all of you. Light & Love