FLORIDA AND ME...by b. Malin
SEA SHELLS AND BUTTERFLIES...
Sea Shells and Butterflies and Blue Skies...
Turquoise Ocean lapping the sand,
and birds of all varieties dancing about, or flying.
We, skimming Rocks and jumping in the surf.
Our footprints in the sand, and feeling so happy.
I always want to Remember this Time.
Big Yachts, flappy Hats, cruising slowly through,
The Intercostal Waterways...and the ocean too.
Speed Boats, Jet Skis, polluting the air, with the noise...
Not a care do they have, making their Big "wakes"...
Ignoring the SLOW DOWN signs, scaring the Manatees,
those beautiful mammals, who just need to surface...to breathe.
I would like to always remember, walking for miles,
Hand and Hand, leaving our footprints in the sand.
We, witness, a COLD SPELL down here...
As do the creatures, both big and small.
We pray they find a way to keep warm.
Two days later, the sun is shinning it's warm rays once again.
And everyone on Land and Sea is happy.
Eating out...fancy desserts...laughing with friends...
This is what it's all about.
Now, putting it all into words, to always remember,
this time in our lives, we worked so hard, to get to this place.
And as I look up at your happy face, and into your smiling eyes...
so very glad to be alive...the journey, was well worth the trip!
These are the things I will always remember.