Sea Glass

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Happy memories of my childhood with my younger sister and remembering our dad

Sea Glass

 

I remember how it used to be mine

Her badly crotched hat

Caught up tossed by the wind

Carried to some faraway place

Freeing her strands of hair

An elf like figure she dances

Trailing garlands of seaweed

Skipping along the shoreline

 

 

Into the icy blue sea and out once more

She ventures

Flushed cheeks shivering

Squelching mud grey sand

Drowning her castle shaped bucket

Red like her boots

Salt water splashing

She fills to the top then pours

 

 

Glassy treasure in numbing hand

Ink blue bottle green ruby red

Wiping away salty grains

Licking my fingers

I polish each piece

Picture a sea glass bracelet

Fashioned by a distant mermaid

Mounted on a bed of sand

 

 

Setting her sea washed bounty free

Whelks pebbles razorfish

A piece of faded pottery

And I hide my sea glass

Keeping it safe

Deep in my pocket

Ducking as she laughs

Hurling a crab claw towards me

 

 

Herring gulls battle to fly

Against the coming storm

A stick man  in the distance

Drawing nearer transforms into dad

I race to reach him

Slowing to let her win

Trailing our footprints

My sister and I


Submitted: April 12, 2017

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misshavisham

Thank you so much

Wed, April 12th, 2017 9:05pm

Melancholic Wisdom

Such a beautiful poem! Such a nice and easy read, with good flow and rhythm as well. I definitely was able to pick up on the nostalgia, which was just dripping from every word in the poem. Made me think back to some of the happier times in my childhood, great work!

Thu, April 13th, 2017 3:55am

misshavisham

Thank you! Greatly appreciated

Thu, April 13th, 2017 7:58am

JamesSillwood

Wow! Such a beautiful poem and so nostalgic

Sun, June 25th, 2017 1:49pm

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