The cliffs are sheer and jagged,
There’s a brisk wind off the sea.
Treading along the ancient beach
Is a study in Earth’s history!
Three hundred million years ago,
Before dinosaurs roamed the land.
This beach was a lush green forest
That is now mere fossils in the sand.
You can spend the whole day searching,
For that truly spectacular find,
But when the tide reclaims the beach,
You must leave the fossils behind.
In Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada,
The most fascinating things can be found,
Evidence of prehistoric Earth,
Long before humans were around.
How very insignificant we are,
The expanse of time is so grand,
When creatures three hundred million years old,
You can hold in the palm of your hand.
© Annabel Sheila