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A Beach Without Water

A beach without any water is a desert
Nachos without any cheese is a chip
A ski slope without any snow is a hillside
Me without you is no relationship

A zebra without any stripes is a donkey
A fountain without spray is a statue
Valentines Day without a lover is a bummer
And that’s exactly how I feel without you

Please be the water for my desert
Please be the cheese upon my chip
Please be the snow on my hillside
Please be in my relationship

Please be the stripes on my donkey
Please be the spray for my statue
Please be my lover every single day
Please never let me be without you

(NOTE:  This poem was inspired by my 6 year old son.  We are going to the beach this week-
end and he asked me, “Will there be water near the beach?”  That gave birth to the first line 
of this poem, which started my thoughts in motion.)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010

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Date: 9/18/2010 3:27:00 PM
Wisdom from the voice of a child ....Enjoyed reading this one very much..Glad that I chose your work to read this afternoon..Sara
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Date: 9/17/2010 3:21:00 PM
Great write Joe, and to your 6 yearold new poet to be....always a pleasure to read your work...Michael
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Date: 9/17/2010 12:30:00 PM
Love that your son inspired you..I enjoyed this..Take care~Deb
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Date: 9/17/2010 11:16:00 AM
Joe, incredible how your son's question brought this gem about. Enjoy your weekend ;)
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Date: 9/17/2010 10:18:00 AM
As the week ends I find myself reading and enjoying the many diverse poems here at PoetrySoup today. I am glad to see your poetry among these Joe. Have a wonderful weekend. Love, Carol
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Date: 9/17/2010 8:22:00 AM
wonderful , love it
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