H.D. Whatley Poems
- St. Simon's Island I park the blue Chevy ragtop Down by the ...
- Bloody Beach The beach was red, red red Like it was covered ...
- Wuhan Weekend Wuhan weekend We took the high speed train ...
- Daytona Dad We drove the old Ford wagon across the gulf ...
- Tybee Sunday Momma kept filling the pail with sand. She ...
- Nanjing Blues I walked through the Lion's Bridge Where they...
- Jersey Shore We jumped into my friend's VW And cruised on ...
A native of north Louisiana, Whatley graduated from Jesuit High School (now Loyola College Prep) in Shreveport and received his B.A. in English from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. Later, he received an M.F.A. in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College of the City University of New York. His poetry has been published in Heavy Hands Ink, Birmingham Arts Journal, vox poetica, Taj Mahal Review, Deep South magazine and Poets for Living Waters. Currently, he teaches English in China. more »
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St. Simon's Island
I park the blue Chevy ragtop
Down by the old Coast Guard station.
There are lots of cars in the parking lot
Which means the beach is really crowded today.
As I stroll down the sandy beach
I think about how I got here
And how relaxing St. Simons Island is
Compared to the big city where I used to live.
The people here are as friendly as can be
And nobody is in a big hurry.
The seafood and local cuisine is delicious
And the sunsets are beautiful to watch.
So when I feel a little blue
I go down to the pier in the village
Or sometimes I go to ...