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Ormond Beach

Spanish moss draping old oaks Sea bird sanctuaries with lookout platforms Storks, pelicans and seagulls cry for attention Hammerhead sharks cruise the Gulf Stream Hurricane vulnerable, small cottages Home to stock car races, bikers Antique auto enthusiasts Surfers line the east horizon Unpredictable waves Undertow, sand crabs and sea turtle eggs Let's leave our footprints In fine, white sand Collect angel-wing shells Listen to beach-side church bells When we visit Ormond Beach
*Written November 5, 2016 for Janis Thompson's "My Kind of Town" challenge.

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 1/18/2017 11:39:00 AM

    Images leap off the page and into my heart! Carolyn, you are a great writer! My best to you, chuck
  1. Date: 12/31/2016 6:54:00 PM

    It sounds breathtakingly beautiful Carolyn. This stunning poem should soar in the contest! Have a beautiful new year! 7 ; )
  1. Date: 12/24/2016 12:07:00 AM

    This poem is lovely Carolyn. Sounds like my kind of town too. Did you know that Andrea wrote a lovely tribute poem for you? I hope you have a very wonderful Holiday my friend. Blessings and Aloha, Connie : ) 7
  1. Date: 12/18/2016 8:28:00 AM

    This is an amazing write, Carolyn:) got to know from Andrea's tribute that you're not keeping well, praying that you would get better:)
  1. Date: 12/4/2016 10:37:00 PM

    Carolyn, it sounds like an amazing place, I would just love to go there for a visit, well done ~
  1. Date: 11/30/2016 3:43:00 PM

    you created such a beautiful image of this place.. a lovely poem..
  1. Date: 11/20/2016 5:52:00 PM

    Wow! What a beautiful poem........A.M
  1. Date: 11/13/2016 9:07:00 PM

    Felt like I was actually there while I was reading, didn't want to come back for a sec! Great imagery and tone Carolyn, keep writing girl! Keith ,
  1. Date: 11/11/2016 12:34:00 PM

    Beautiful poem Carolyn.I enjoyed reading it.Best wishes.
  1. Date: 11/10/2016 1:54:00 AM

    Excellent. Beautifully composed. Sound like a great place. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing it.
  1. Date: 11/8/2016 3:16:00 PM

    Beautiful description of your home. I can feel the lull of the ocean waves. Awesome write Carolyn. Hope you have your place back together after the flooding. love phyl
  1. Date: 11/8/2016 2:25:00 PM

    I dropped by to reread this beautiful poem. Great write.............A.M.
  1. Date: 11/8/2016 12:35:00 PM

    Sounds like a wonderful place to be in, Carolyn! You tempt us with so many lovely images. This year on one of our Maltese beaches we had turtle eggs hatching...a rare happening! Hugs // paul
  1. Date: 11/6/2016 10:50:00 PM

    lovely. its cold here and your poem sounds so warm, Getting your Christmas card in the mail this week , can't trust our awful postal service, the pony express was so much faster
  1. Date: 11/6/2016 7:21:00 PM

    People are really doing well in this contest. I love how personal it is for you. I used an oldie, Madrid! That is a place I'd love to return to.
  1. Date: 11/6/2016 3:36:00 PM

    Hey Carolyn, this is grreatt! I love the laid back way of this piece, also the fine details you have woven seamlessly here, I would love to visit Florida again, and this heightens that awareness.' God bless..)
  1. Date: 11/6/2016 12:20:00 PM

    - Ormond Beach sounds as an alluring place, Carolyn - Beautiful - Would have liked to see turtle eggs being hatched - Good luck in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 11/6/2016 10:26:00 AM

    You composed this very lovely and intriguing. Well done.........A.M.
  1. Date: 11/6/2016 1:09:00 AM

    Sounds lovely my friend. It took me back to my youth growing up in Fla. Not too crazy about the sharks but the rest sounds wonderful. Loved it, God Bless, JB
  1. Date: 11/5/2016 11:53:00 PM

    As read I wondered where this earthly paradise could be.
  1. Date: 11/5/2016 7:29:00 PM

    Sounds like a beautiful place to visit.
  1. Date: 11/5/2016 5:53:00 PM

    Nice poem my friend..but..we on the west coast have sand dollars and dolphins and way to many sharks..good luck
  1. Date: 11/5/2016 5:50:00 PM

    How I wish I was your neighbour dear friend..Ormond beach sounds like an enchanting place .How wonderful to see you write here again dear friend of mine.