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SANTA MONICA BEACH 1905.

Poetry By: dadio
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TWO GIRLS AND THEIR MEMORIES OF SANATA MONICA BEACH IN 1905.


Submitted:Mar 15, 2010    Reads: 44    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


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Santa Monica
Beach is where they took
You both each year, you

And Martha, and set
You down there and you'd
Get all excited

Seeing the sea and
All, and the promise
Of ice creams and a

Dip in the water,
Providing you were
Careful and Martha

Took care of you, and
Of course Mother'd be
Watching with her hawk

Eyes on you each darn
Minute seeing what
You were up to and

What it was you were
Talking about, she
Never did trust you

Too much back then, she
Always had the strange
Idea that a young

Girl like you might be
Up to planning some
Kind of mischief, but

You never were, at
Least nothing all too
Drastic, and Martha

Would whisper something
And Mother'd say, what
You girls whispering

About now? And we'd
Say, Nothing Mother,
Nothing at all, and

Father'd be his old
Grumpy self and he'd
Be worrying as

He stood on the beach,
About where you were
To sit and who was

Nearby and he not
Liking it if boys
Were too near or that

Kind of people or
Whether the water
Was too cold or (too

Wet) Martha'd say and
You'd laugh and see the
People around you

Looking and staring
And wondering who
The heck you were to

Be laughing so much,
But it boiled down
To the sea and scene

And living and you
Being alive and
Being young and both

Having for the day
At least, something to
Be happy about,

Something that you'd both
Remember years to
Come, when you were stuck

In New York with that
Glum George of a dumb
Husband and Martha

Laid up sick in that
Kansas hospital
With creeping cancer

And only having
The dim view of the
City and her sweet
Memories of you.





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