Bonne Anniversaire

Side by side for life, Decades of “Goodnight!, Sweet dreams!” “Bonne Anniversaire!”

Absence

The shore recedes from view, seems all is calm, But rumbling rifts unseen, love can’t sustain, He stands alone ‘neath leaning, whispering palms, Muted, baffled, passions yet untamed. No stutter in his step,… Continue reading

Sibling Musings

Everything hurt! Yet there, beneath the sand, A calming sense of clammy warmth filled me, My brother piled it on, with scoop-filled hands, And devilish and unrelenting glee. Though buried deep, I knew… Continue reading

Silent Sunday

Acceptance

  Sitting on the dock of ‘Poly’ Bay, Scanning left to right and back again, Beaches where my grandsons freely play, Deep blue wavelets rippling on lagoon. Our fantasy vacation-land, like ‘Troon’, Is… Continue reading

Sand Castles (Photo Friday: Architecture)

  Structures rising tall o’er pristine shores, can’t deter castles in the sand. ***** I write this, having just returned from our annual family vacation at the lovely Polynesian Village (Polynesian Resort), and having… Continue reading

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