Water-wrinkled Hands And Sand Between My Toes, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine

Hello dear readers and followers, as you may know, I now write for “Coffee House Writers” magazine on a fortnightly basis, and my poem “Water-wrinkled Hands And Sand Between My Toes”, is in this weeks edition of Coffee House Writers Magazine. … please click on the link below and visit my poem, at Coffee House Writers >> https://coffeehousewriters.com/water-wrinkled-hands/

Water-wrinkled Hands And Sand Between My Toes (Revised)

The sand is not real gold
More like fine Indian silk
And the water is not that cold
Tepid like cool milk
Softly caressing my salty feet
And the ocean’s sheer blue waves
Carry surfers to shore
Then they paddle out for more

So many happy souls
Every face a smile
Mums, dads, children, grandparents too
And old blokes like me
All enjoying the sea
Sand-castles built with glee
Hungry seagulls hovering on the breeze
And prancing for a feed

The commune beach
A lesson to teach
No matter who you are
Some are here from afar
Pale, dark or sunburnt skin
Could be cream or tanned
Bodies short and tall
Rotund and thin
All frolicking as one
Under our southern summer sun

Ivor Steven (c) January 2022

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

27 thoughts on “Water-wrinkled Hands And Sand Between My Toes, is up at Coffee House Writers Magazine”

      1. Me, too! When sand between the toes and water-wrinkled hands are good things! 😉 😀
        For years we lived 7 miles from the Pacific Ocean and spent a LOT of time at the beach. No matter how hard we tried to prevent it…our station wagon got nicknamed The Sandymobile! 😉 HA! 😀


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