Poem: I wish we never had to leave the beach

Poem created in response to Poetic Bloomings’ “An Entertaining Summer” Poem-A-Day event

Day 11, July 11th

Prompt: Language of Summer

(form: villanelle)

I wish we never had to leave the beach

Hear the children play while the seagulls screech
in joy at the kid-dropped feast they will reap.
I wish we never had to leave the beach.

The dog days of summer turn my hair bleach-
blonde –like a care free salon on the cheap.
Hear the children play while the seagulls screech.

Listen to the waves at the seashore each
night. Their gentle crashing helps me to sleep.
I wish we never had to leave the beach.

Spending days surfing, attempting to teach
young ones to catch a wave makes my heart leap.
Hear the children play while the seagulls screech.

Summer nights under the stars I beseech,
“Take my heart, my love, forever to keep.”
I wish we never had to leave the beach.

Warm, sandy lovers, kissed by the sun, reach
for each other’s hands, hoping time will creep.
Hear the children play while the seagulls screech.
I wish we never had to leave the beach.

*I’m not completely happy with this one. I think I tried to force too many of the prompt’s phrases into it and it throws the rhythm off in a few places.  I did manage to get the rhyme scheme correct, though.

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