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By the Water's Edge

Sunscreen could not save our skin, as dressed in skimpy swimsuits, we splished and splashed that afternoon, so happily slapping the water of the sun-kissed glistening sea, splattering each other with its salty taste. Afterward, we swam out into the swell of its waves, surrendering ourselves to the surges of the smaller and less dangerous waves, letting ourselves be totally submerged and tossed like shells, then swept swiftly back to shore. Later, we drifted out to the deep, and then shuddering as the temperature dipped, we swam to the safety of the beach. Skipping back to the warmth of sand, we toweled off and sat, satiated with contentment to watch sun setting in a sky of cerulean and splendid rose. Drenched with much peacefulness, we watched sun sink lower and lower at the edge of the shore - at the edge of that summer and at the edge of a childhood we could not know then was coming to its end. April 5, 2019 for Edward Ebeh's Pick A Title, Vol.3 Alliteration Poetry Contest

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Date: 7/4/2019 4:58:00 PM
Great alliteration. Congratulations on your 1st place win, Andrea. All the best ~ Warren
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Date: 7/3/2019 4:00:00 PM
I loved this one Andrea. Congratulations on your first place win! xxoo : )
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Date: 4/24/2019 2:58:00 PM
My bet was right. So happy to see this wonderful poem at the top of the winners list Andrea. Kudos on your win! xxoo
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Date: 4/24/2019 12:55:00 PM
Congrats on your top finish, Andrea. This is almost a tongue twister!
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Date: 4/24/2019 7:15:00 AM
such beautiful imagery and great memories Andrea:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 4/13/2019 10:12:00 PM
Andrea, Like the images that you conjured with this poem. Lost in second childhood. -Richard
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Date: 4/8/2019 8:57:00 AM
A lovely piece!
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Date: 4/7/2019 3:11:00 PM
Beautiful imagery and sweet memories, Andrea. I enjoyed the alliteration which, though aplenty, does not at all feel overpowering. Were I to come back, I'd be happy to relive it all again! Regards // paul
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Date: 4/7/2019 3:10:00 PM
A great depiction of a day at the beach, and of a summer filled with fun, which brings you to the edge of new dawns..Well penned Andrea..Hugs
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Date: 4/7/2019 2:59:00 PM
Ahh!! Coming of age and did not know it and all changed. Enjoyed reading your reminiscing lines. Thanks for dropping by. No, today is not Karter's actual birth date but close. Sara
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Date: 4/7/2019 10:24:00 AM
Wow! You always make it seem so easy, Andrea, well done:)
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Date: 4/6/2019 2:14:00 PM
I've always loved the beach, the sea; a peaceful place where I have made many childhood memories. A beautiful reminder.
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Date: 4/5/2019 11:40:00 PM
Childhood memories. I remember I often got sunburned and saw my skin peel off. Yet I would not wish to go back. Your ending is perfect.
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Date: 4/5/2019 11:21:00 PM
Nicely crafted Andrea. Sad but wonderful ending
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Date: 4/5/2019 5:59:00 PM
if only to go back, one more time...good luck
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Date: 4/5/2019 2:52:00 PM
"at the edge of childhood" - exactly! Nicely done.
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Date: 4/5/2019 12:06:00 PM
Sweet emotions expressed...
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Date: 4/5/2019 11:36:00 AM
You took us back in time with you Andrea. I loved the poetic ending and I bet he will too. A beautiful entry. xxoo : )
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Date: 4/5/2019 10:53:00 AM
Enjoyed your piece. The ending is especially good. BG
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Date: 4/5/2019 10:43:00 AM
Lovely memories. So beautiful, Andrea. Good luck in the contest.
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Date: 4/5/2019 9:52:00 AM
Happy memories of times long ago, well written Andrea. Tom
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Date: 4/5/2019 9:25:00 AM
Had we only known, maybe we would have stayed a while longer. Well done Andrea...
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