Seaside Memories


I remember Oh so much
Of the days when he was small,
How we would laugh and play
And chase a rolling ball.

I see him now as we ran and splashed
Both of us wetting our clothes.
I hear in memory his call
About seaweed between his toes.

Gathering shells to carry home
His hands all covered with sand,
I see the sun on his tousled head
And remember I thought it grand.

The days moved on and changes came,
He is taller now and older.
Those summer days were autumn touched
And I remember feeling colder.

Life has changed and he has gone from my life,
But in memory he always will be
The little boy with the sand in his hair
On a day beside the sea.

Linda J. Vaughan

July 2006

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