Treasure Island

Angela Wybrow

(Salisbury, Wilts, UK)

A Walk By The Water

As the thick foam disperses, it looks as though
A section of sea has been covered with white lace.
As one lot of water withdraws from the shore,
With another wave of water, it is rapidly replaced.

Along the shore, feeling lonely and abandoned,
Are rows of beach huts, and a few wooden boats;
Their once brightly coloured, perfect paintwork,
Is now peeling, and looks in need of a new coat.

The rows of beach huts, which I pass by,
Are painted colours of every possible hue.
The huts are unique: no two are the same;
There is purple, peach, and pale pink too.

Dozens of dogs race around the deserted beach;
Each of them seems to have such endless energy.
Dogs dart around here, there, and everywhere,
Barking loudly with joy, now that they're free.

Amusement arcades are closed for the season.
Only a handful of beach cafes are open for trade;
During the summer months, they make much money,
But, come the winter, and their business quickly fades.

Brightly coloured buoys bob about in the bolshy ocean;
Of impending danger, they warn any approaching ships.
I walk into the freezing wind, which blows into my face;
My cheeks are like ice to touch, and I have tingling lips.

Deep patches of displaced sand from the beach,
Now softly cushion my ever slowing, tired tread.
On the tarmac, my feet rhythmically Tap! Tap! Tap!
But on the sand, the sound is suddenly cut stone dead.

Before I make my way back up in to the town,
I face towards the sea to capture one last thought;
It is then that I spot a young man on the beach,
Being photographed in nothing but his shorts!

Submitted: Friday, February 10, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Walk By The Water by Angela Wybrow )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members.. Updates

New Poems

  1. 17 Year Engagement, Saiom Shriver
  2. Beauty, Nishi Kumari
  3. The World, Tony Adah
  4. Reflections, Abekah Emmanuel
  5. New breeze, ramesh rai
  6. Sunday Church, Waltz For Zizi
  7. Timely Rubaiyat, Jonathan ROBIN
  8. ZZ Lustbusters, Saiom Shriver
  9. Robbers help a Beaver, Stephen Katona
  10. Galoot, Justin Reamer

Poem of the Day

poet Paul Laurence Dunbar

The mist has left the greening plain,
The dew-drops shine like fairy rain,
The coquette rose awakes again
Her lovely self adorning.

The Wind is hiding in the trees,
...... Read complete »


Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  6. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  7. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  8. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  9. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]