Was it so long ago we went four to the beach?
With a bottle of water and a jam sandwich each.
How happily we walked the two miles there
Tramping over the foot bridge with never a care.
We paddled in pools left by the sea
Searching where crabs and winkles might be.
Built sand castles with shells stuck into the sides
Dug deep moats we would fill with the tide.
Made flags on sticks we pushed into the top
Then the tide would come in and force us to stop.
With a shriek of delight a new game would begin
Dashing in and out the water getting wet to the skin.
The wind turned cool as we tired of our play
And we’d turn to go home at the end of the day.
I’d look back to see where our castles had been
But only our foot prints were left to be seen.