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    My son Micah at Galveston beach - 1978 (age 2)


    by Tom King (c) 2010

    Reach for the sky

    When the moment rambles by.

    Wrap your fingers 'round a cloud

    And squeeze it till the rain comes out.


    Dance upon the water,

    Grinning till your face hurts.

    Fling some sand.

    Kick a wave.


     When we get old

    We start to forget.

    What it means

    To dance on the beach


     What did it mean

    To wring life that way

    From a handful of sky

    And a forkful of sand?


     I wish that I

    Could remember

    How to reach that high

    And laugh that loud.


    Perhaps if I actually

    Went to the beach sometime....

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    HarverTomsson commented on Reaching


    What a fantastic reminder to journey toward joy before the path gets forever lost in the maze of the hum-drum. Harv

    Rhymer commented on Reaching


    Would be nice to be able to actually recapture our youth, or at least view the world again through youthful eyes. 10

    Kanicki commented on Reaching


    Your precious angel at the beach a wonderful priceless photo. One of my favorite photos of my beloved brother was taken on that same beach. RIP to the precious angels.

    rsalassi commented on Reaching


    wry humor with a quiet message...well written piece, sir.

    Kanicki commented on Reaching


    This is a gem of a pen! If we all could remember to enjoy the child within. The ending is rather humorous; often the only thing that gets in the way of adults connecting with their inner child is their childishness...LOL. Peace, Love and Light

    Poetry is what is lost in translation.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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