Picture taken by my friend Cyndi Leos....thank you Cyndi.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Magpie #79: Day at the Beach...

Undated photo, found in a Missouri antique shop

Photo presented by Tess Kincaid
Hostessed and challenge by Magpie Tales

sardines are we,
six siblings 
one by one
giggling, packing ourselves
into the family car...

mom counting so
none are left behind
dad revving us up
with enthusiasm
for a day
at the beach

keeping the windows down
was our air conditioning
the hour ride seemed
longer as the heat
of the day fills in
any extra space

fighting, boredom, frustration
was solved as
dad drove slowly 
up and down
the street in front
of the ocean
searching for a parking spot

 we begged
and pleaded
for any spot...
"just let us out"
"drop us off"
"pleeeeaaaase dad...."

satisfied we were ready
and grateful
he parked as we
peeled our bare legs
off seats
extricating ourselves
and ran gleefully,
onto the warm sand
for a memorable day
of family fun...



Sezaaay said...

lovely work! created a clear and happy vision for me :)

Chatty Crone said...

Did you live by the beach when you were younger?

DJan said...

Oh, I had forgotten about peeling my skin off the plastic seat! Good job, Donna, capturing a day at the beach with the family.

Linda O'Connell said...

really enjoyed this and the imagery in your poem.

Helen said...

Great Magpie ... especially when read with the tree swing poem that proceeds!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks for visiting my blog again this Monday. It means a lot to me, Roland

The Gooseberry Garden said...

this is cool.

The Gooseberry Garden said...


Glad to land in your lovely land of wonders. Excellent talent!

Hope all is well.

Appreciate your support to The Gooseberry Garden, your inputs add light to our place, we would love to see you around weekly…

Random piece or old ones are welcome too.

Bless you.
Happy End of August.
Hope to see you around!