Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday's Child

The Beach

With eyes wide open
Standing on the beach
Waves trickling along the sand
Just out of reach.

Taking one step forward
Then another one
Running back so quicky
Beginning to have fun.

Shoes and socks are off now
Sand between the toes
Venturing a little closer
Confidence grows.

One more step closer
Foam tickles the skin
Just one last step
and finally in.

Kicking up heels
Splashing water everywhere
Jumping and squeeling
Breathing in sea air.


Mandy Snow

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This place...monday's child, is such an inspiration....this is my second attempt at writing children's verse....

until next time
lots of it
mandy
xxx

20 comments:

ameliamaness said...

oh my goodness- and you are so good at it! I absolutely love it!

amanda73 said...

omg, you are a natural.... i know who to come to if i want a childrens poem

signed...bkm said...

Lovely piece Mandy, you can feel the sand between the toes - love your take on the little girl gaining confidence and how it tickles her feet...very nice piece, this illustration by Jessie Wilcox Smith is so beautiful -- you captured it here....blessings...bkm

lindy said...

Mandy what a gorgeous piece just love it

Kristin said...

Hi Birthday Girl! Another beautiful verse!! I agree, you ARE a natural and I love your take on the poem. It is full of life and I was right there with you. Just perfect, Kristin xo

Melinda Cornish said...

oh, I love this....you captured childhood at the beach....good job!

Jingle said...

very moving and vivid poem.
I feel the sand and the water...
Glad to read you.

my post is up!

陳柏毅 said...

Look before you leap.................................................

faerwillow said...

~happy belated birthday...may this year be filled with only moments to savor and memories to cherish forever...as for this piece...you painted a vivid picture...i felt as if i was there playing on the beach...wonderful writing...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Lindsay said...

you are an amazing writer...i love it!
Happy Birthday-
Lindsay

Trudy Callan said...

Beautifully done.

Emakesart said...

Wonderful! It makes me want to drive to the beach right now and walk barefoot in the sand!

Tess said...

Well done Mandy! I enjoyed your poem.

陳林美純易南 said...

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Kristin said...

Hi! xoxo

tess said...

You're a natural. The real thing!

Bethany Kartchner said...

Wonderful! What talent you have!

Kristin said...

Hi Friend! Thank you for your comments and for entering the giveaway - I want you to know that I put those Mother Goose pages in there just in case you win . . . I'll be out of town this week but look forward to seeing what you do for today's Monday's Child! Me xoxo

Lorraine said...

love these poems..this really captures the seaside

Jinksy said...

You captured the feel of the picture to perfection here. If it's only your second attempt a writing childrens' poetry, you should feel justly proud of it. :)