Beach Holiday


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Foam tipped breakers, sparkling seas,
Seagulls soaring on the breeze
Calling out to fishing men
Throw some scraps to us again

Children screaming in delight
Scattering crabs in onward flight
Down the beach on tiny feet
Pausing where the waters meet

Parents watch them wading there,
Aged people pause to stare
Memories of their children dear
Running in their swimming gear

Teenage boys in strutting band
Throw their ball from hand to hand
Watch the girl as they pass by
Hoping each they’ll catch her eye

Girls there sunning on the beach
Suntan oil within their reach
Giggling as the boys pass near
Close to lifeguard, have no fear

Life boat racing out to save,
Lone surf boarder on a wave,
Jet Ski’s ride a speed boat’s wake
Trying each to overtake

Sun beams down lethargic rays
On these happy holidays,
Bureau says there’ll be no rain
Back tomorrow, fun again.

“© copyright Ian Grice 2013 all rights reserved”

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Murielle Cyr says:

    Glad you came by and liked my post. Be well.


    1. Thank you for visiting my page


  2. timkeen40 says:

    I love the beach for its simplicity. There is not much to do there, so it leaves me to myself, which I like just fine.

    The poem was amazing.



  3. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    A very nice poem depicting a fun day at the beach. I have never been to a beach in all my 70+ years. Have regretted not going as I have lived very near one in the past. Hugs


    1. Ths surprising thing is if you live near a beach as you get older you visit less. But fortunately we get a lot of visitors and as they always want to go swimming we get to accompany them and enjoy the beach. There’s something awe inspiring as you look out at the ocean with its various moods, Sometimes the ocean is sunny and calm, and sometimes it is angry and threatening. We prefer to watch the latter mood on TV. lol.


  4. Eddie & Esther Norton says:

    Great Poem! loved it. Esther

    On Sat, Feb 2, 2013 at 4:39 PM, ianscyberspace


    1. Glad you enjoyed it Esther. Best wishes to the both of you.


  5. Yoshiko says:

    Beautiful and amazing feelings to read your poetry, Ian. 😀


    1. Thank you Yoshiko. I presume you live in Japan. I have enjoyed every visit I’ve made to your beautiful country.


      1. Yoshiko says:

        Thank you,
        I’m staying in Singapore. 🙂


      2. Singapore is a wonderful place to live. We lived on Thomson road for 10 years.


      3. Yoshiko says:

        I also agree 🙂


  6. Eric Alagan says:

    The visuals spring out of your words. A Sunday at the beach, well captured.


    1. Thanks Eric. Maybe I’ve learned something from reading your blogs.


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