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A Conch Shell Calls

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A Conch Shell Calls

The trumpet of the conch shell calls
across the aqua bids us all
to celebrate the end of day -
at sunset in the Keys we'd play.

As children, in the shells we found
the breath of ocean's vibrant sounds
in the queens that washed ashore,
all wrapped around a smooth pink core.

There was a time when crystal clear,
these waters without tourists near
would softly lap a quiet beach
and tickle sand on tiny feet.

But now into a man I've grown,
I smile, remembering all I've known,
and listen for a wind adorned
with sweet sound of a conch shell horn.


August 4, 2014

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  1. Date: 8/19/2014 10:01:00 PM
    At sunset here they still blow the conch and light the torches in Waikiki -as aother day in paradise ends. SuZ

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 7:56:00 PM
    I love finding those that are only the smooth pink core...there is a poignant beauty to them. Lovely write, Craig. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/18/2014 6:29:00 AM
    they do indeed look like trumpets, don't they? always quality poems from you, craig, congrats on your win in the contest :)

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    Date: 8/18/2014 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Some people actually play songs on them--check it out on you tube. Thanks Charlotte
  1. Date: 8/18/2014 5:19:00 AM
    Nice picture with nice imagery.Craig, congrats on the win

  1. Date: 8/18/2014 1:19:00 AM
    wow, a must-read piece eloquently composed, craig..applause to you!

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 10:17:00 PM
    Hi Craig, thank you for the thoughtful comment.. Congratulations, in Andrea's sorta Shell, contest:)....Love Linda

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 5:27:00 PM
    You paint an Idyllic picture Craig. many congrats:-) Hugs jan xx

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 5:00:00 PM
    You do nostalgia so fantastically well, Craig! makes me want to be right there with the sand tickling my feet as well. Love the way you tied the shell into the ending stanza. A delightful poem. Congrats in my contest.

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 2:01:00 PM
    You have inspired me to write one - sending it on email - Congrad's again Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/17/2014 1:36:00 PM
    dreamy I'm sure you still walk the beach like this! Congrad's on your win Light & Love

  1. Date: 8/4/2014 7:17:00 PM
    I was brought up on a beach..took me back..do you still hear it?