At The Beach

At The Beach

My castle stood resolute
ramparts thick and towers tall
seashell embellishments
and a broken sand dollar sundial
safe in the keep

As shadows grew longer
waves eroded walls
the tide flooded the moat

And I celebrated
an honest day’s work

About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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10 Responses to At The Beach

  1. ivor20 says:

    Yeah … many I’ve nostalgic sandcastle days at the beach..

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  2. Sand castling, a favorite past time

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  3. Lucy says:

    Beautifully penned. Makes me want to build one of my own.

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