A Poem: A Batch of Bathers Beaching

Time and tide wait for no man (or woman.)

Life is best by the beach.
Life is best by the beach. | Source

Observing at the beach....

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Surly, shored sailors

Sopping summer's sun,

Watching willowy women

Warming winter's wan.

Bankers' business bodies

Bronzed beyond belief.

Lusty, lifelong lovers

Lolling like lost leaves.

Red-necked, robust runners

Romping rimey rims.

Chattering, chummy children

Chomping chewy gums.

Usually upper-class mums

Unguentined under umbrellas.

Pedantic, pensive poet

Painting picture poems.



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duffsmom 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

I enjoyed this. I like the lack of stanzas, it drives the reader on, giving the feeling of movement, almost reeling.


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Perspycacious 5 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

It was fun writing it and recalling stored visual images from lifeguard days on the coast of Maine. I appreciate your enjoyment.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

duffsmom: It won't be long now. Will you be "Romping rimey rims" this summer?

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