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Sand Castles
by Ed Matlack

Friday, April 09, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Tanned little bodies,
playing in the sand,
making castles & walls,
for those that crawl...

Sand Castle’s…


Land based homes for creatures of the beach,

Grandly built by children, at their reach,

Stand the test of time, till the ocean does reclaim,

Planned by future architects, there is no blame…


Tanned from the neck to the toe, are these builders of sand,

Spanned bridges of sticks and beach grass in addition,

Demand for dikes to halt oceans flow, a futile plan,

Understand, Mother Ocean does reclaim every day, what she gives man…


Grande are the castles built of sand, in the eyes of the kids, although unplanned,

Little hands do demand these castles be built,

Expand, as they will the size right up to the hilt…


No hassle given to build a sand castle,

No land agreement needed from Mother Nature or ocean,

Just the fun of the build, the many ornaments found on the beach,

Old toys forgotten by past castle builders, the ocean herein does teach,

Don’t build your home too close to the ocean, for returned to the sea,

Mother Ocean does take, to come back the next day and start all over again…

                        © ed – 4/9/04 





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Reviewed by Bobbie Hess (Reader) 4/12/2004
Beautiful, Ed--we should all take a few to sit back and observe. The sand castles of time are washed away, but we have our memories to keep. Nature is amazing, and you have a wonderful talent of putting her into words. Keep on keeping on . . . b
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/9/2004
This is so true Ed!!

Words of wisdom penned here!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/9/2004
Wonderful wonderful write, Ed - one of your best!
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 4/9/2004
I love watching the children build these....
and how about that fabulous artist that
does wonderful sculptures in the sand..
if only for a you say...
the water reclaims them...nice writing Ed..
Happy Easter to you...floria

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