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A Day At The Beach

I went to the beach one June day Took my grandsons to swim and play Told them not to swim out of reach One June day I went to the beach. We had ice cream to cool us down Sun was hot we were turning brown Such a great day it felt like a dream To cool us down we had ice cream. A boy with a kite flew it high We watched it dancing in the sky It darted left it darted right Flew it high a boy with a kite. Big grey clouds came the sky turned black Picked up our things and headed back The day cut short it was a shame The sky turned black big grey clouds came. Written June 10th 2020.

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Date: 6/28/2020 9:38:00 AM
Never count on the weather being gracious. But fun was had while it lasted. Could picture the scene. Nicely written, Tom.
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Date: 6/28/2020 3:04:00 PM
Thank you very much Sandra, restrictions are easing in the UK so hopefully I'll make it a reality. Tom
Date: 6/19/2020 9:40:00 PM
Typical English weather! I cannot wait for a day at the beach when we are able! Happy times ahead! Brilliant Tom, well done :-)
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Date: 6/20/2020 4:59:00 AM
Thanks Lisa, hopefully it won't be long before things get back to normal. Tom
Date: 6/13/2020 5:38:00 PM
Reminds me of the childhood saying Rain, rain go away. This form is a challenge you have mastered well Tom. xxoo
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Date: 6/13/2020 5:40:00 PM
Thanks Connie, brought back memories, my daughters used to say that when they were little. Tom
Date: 6/13/2020 11:44:00 AM
I like that first stanza or the first rhyme... of the Quatrain...Nice
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Date: 6/13/2020 1:13:00 PM
Thank you Arturo, happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 6/13/2020 11:06:00 AM
What a beautiful poem! I remember going to beach with my grandparents. Lovely memories. Chantelle hugs xx
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Date: 6/13/2020 11:15:00 AM
Thank you very much Chantelle, we never forget those special days. Enjoy your weekend Tom
Date: 6/13/2020 2:03:00 AM
That was a great day! Lovely one for the contest, Tom... I enjoyed it... Reads like a winner. .
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Date: 6/13/2020 3:20:00 AM
Thank you very much Supraja, I'm pleased you liked it. Tom
Date: 6/12/2020 12:51:00 PM
I was really enjoying reading about all the fun you had at the beach. Rain is a game changer, Tom. Our beach clears out nearly every afternoon when summer storms arrive. I'm hanging in there and hope you are well, my friend. Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 6/12/2020 12:59:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, I know only too well, that said I do like the Florida storms, they're awesome to see. All good here, hope you are too. Tom
Date: 6/12/2020 10:00:00 AM
A day at the beach with grandchildren...no more joyful way to share one's self. Even the black clouds could not change that, I am certain, for them or for grandpa. Great read, Tom. Blessings!
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Date: 6/12/2020 10:38:00 AM
Thank you very much Joe, it's funny when you look back, you forget the negative things only rembering the happy moments. Tom
Date: 6/12/2020 12:46:00 AM
Such a lovely description of your day at the beach, Tom:) I find this form challenging, but you have done it well:)
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Date: 6/12/2020 6:11:00 AM
Thank you very much Jo, it was a challenge doing the swap ensuring it still made sense. Tom
Date: 6/11/2020 10:39:00 PM
G'day Tom … nice bright poem to describe your day at the beach, but of course rain on the way has the habit of being a Grinch - thanks Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 6/12/2020 6:08:00 AM
Thanks Lindsay, as the saying goes, rain stopped play. Tom
Date: 6/11/2020 6:11:00 PM
Cherished memories with your grandsons, Tom. It sounds like it was a fun day! Best of luck in the contest...blessings, Rhonda xx
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Date: 6/12/2020 6:06:00 AM
Thank you very much Rhonda, hopefully the restrictions will be lifted to go in a few weeks. Always enjoy the beach. Tom
Date: 6/11/2020 3:01:00 AM
What a delightful poem filled with uplifting emotions and much love! I enjoyed it my friend, Tom. Few clouds cannot spoil the memories of the day! Blessings!
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Date: 6/11/2020 4:02:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios, you're right when you look back you forget the clouds, it's as if your mind filters them out. Tom
Date: 6/11/2020 1:03:00 AM
Your lovely outing spoiled by the rain.. But the trip you took us will remain.. Beautifully penned Tom..
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Date: 6/11/2020 4:00:00 AM
Thank you Jenish, love your poetic comment. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 11:35:00 PM
Tom, Even with cloud's turn this poem shines bright, and flies high with the kite. Very nice day in your write. -Richard
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Date: 6/11/2020 3:59:00 AM
Thank you Richard, love it by the sea, a few clouds I can cope with, but no fun in a downpour. Hope you're well Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 11:15:00 PM
So descriptive, especially the ice cream and the kite, I hope it was a fun day!
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Date: 6/11/2020 3:58:00 AM
Thank you Michelle, always enjoy the beach, I was in Florida once and they told everyone to get off the beach as a storm was coming, never seen the sky so black. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 10:24:00 PM
I like this one and the flip flop was fun.
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Date: 6/11/2020 3:55:00 AM
Thank you Timothy, was going to enter this one but wrote another for it. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 8:22:00 PM
I love trips to the beach and can't wait until we are allowed to return... this was such a wonderful adventure, I felt as though I was there... nice penning Tom :) hugs
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Date: 6/11/2020 3:54:00 AM
Thank you Sandra, they've lifted restrictions here now but our warm spell has gone, it's like winter again. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 5:34:00 PM
This is such a joyous and uplifting poem Tom and I can almost hear your grandsons' laughter as they played on the beach making sandcastles and having fun - such wonderful memories I have of when my son and grand kids were small - delightful write my friend. With kindest thoughts Ann xx being close to the sea is the only place for me...
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Date: 6/10/2020 6:02:00 PM
Thank you very much Ann, you're so lucky living by the coast. Still I do live in a lovely place in the Worcestershire countryside. Hope you get a better night's sleep. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 3:22:00 PM
A lovely piece about a lovely day Tom, very excellently penned indeed. Blessings, Gordon
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Date: 6/10/2020 3:47:00 PM
Thank you Gordon, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 3:18:00 PM
Sometimes the sun swaps with clouds, But the time spent in the sun was fun, Wonderful write Tom..
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Date: 6/10/2020 3:46:00 PM
Thank you Joseph, we have to make the most of the sunshine, well in the UK anyway, it has a habit of going awol. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 3:11:00 PM
Time with grandsons is always precious---may be a short day but you got it all done--swim, ice creams, flying kites--kids had a good time and I'm sure so did grandpa.
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Date: 6/10/2020 3:44:00 PM
Haha thanks Vijay, precious memories are made with days like this. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 12:56:00 PM
That's a lovely quatrian from your pen Tom. Even though you had to cut short your time, I believe the trio to that beach must have been delightful. Hope you have a blessed day :)
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Date: 6/10/2020 2:39:00 PM
Thank you Aditi, it's always nice to spend time with family, dispite the weather. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 12:20:00 PM
what a charming poem Tom sounds like a fun day apart from the weather:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 6/10/2020 12:25:00 PM
Thanks Jan, always have a great day at the beach, something magical about it. Think they might have ironed out the problems, went in to make a change and it done it straight away unlike yesterday. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 11:57:00 AM
i like the turn in the end, tom... with your skillful pen, you always write superbly... find time to go to the beach again...huggs
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Date: 6/10/2020 12:22:00 PM
Thanks Nette, waiting to see what will be allowed, still up in the air, excuse the pun lol. Hope you get away too. Tom
Date: 6/10/2020 11:11:00 AM
Great idea to narrate a serendipity day at the beach in quatrain form. Thoroughly enjoyed, (though too the beach trip was cut short). Thanks, Tom!
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 6/10/2020 12:21:00 PM
Thanks Gershon, mother nature intervened that day. Tom