The beach means many different things to different people. For children, the beach is nature’s playground. Many a child’s favourite memories are of building sandcastles and splashing in the sea. As we move in to adulthood, beaches often become something more romantic. There is no better place for a long walk with your soul mate than along a beautiful sandy beach; the waves lapping at your feet. When you become a parent, the beach offers itself as the perfect family day out. It brings out the child in all of us, and it can often bring us closer together. From toddler to grandparent, the beach never loses its inherent charm.
Sprinkle, squish between my toes,
The smell of ocean to my nose.
I can feel each grain of sand,
It falls from air into my hand.
The shells I find along the shore,
Picked up by birds that fly and soar.
They sparkle like the ocean’s waves,
And carry sand from all the lakes.
I walk along the tip of the sea,
That’s where my feet leave prints to be.
I walk all the way to the end of the land,
The land that holds this beautiful sand.