A Day In The Sun
Dr. James E. Martin
A day at the beach brought lots of fun,
To all the kids, to everyone.
With all the excitement everywhere,
To excessive sunburn nobody cared.
After hours of baking in the glaring sun,
Some began noticing they were getting “well-done.”
As they began nearing day’s end,
Perhaps too much time they did there spend.
The long ride home that afternoon
Brought misery that would not end too soon.
To have to sit in that confined space
Made everyone long for another place.
Upon reaching home and journey’s end,
To another matter they must now attend.
As preparation was made for a peaceful night,
A new realization brought much fright.
As shirts were removed for a relaxing shower,
All noticed the results of the sun’s power.
Where once the skin had natural hue,
Red, like a lobster, was all too true.