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Beach Poetry

Brittany is a self-published poet who lives in the lowcountry of South Carolina.

The beach. Who doesn't dream of living in such a place? Warm weather the majority of the year, relaxing tides crashing onto the sand, scattered seashells to add to your collection at home at no cost, water activities, seagulls flying in the sun, building sand castles, relaxing in the sun with a good book, fishing on the pier, and ocean views while dining at restaurants. This environment is paradise to most individuals. The longer I've lived in the palmetto state, the more I've realized the majority of the locals are originally from other states, including myself. Many people retire by the beach from up north or visit for summer vacation. The beach is a great place to relax and forget about one's problems.


Beachy Environment

Blue green waters

Salty air that blows my hair

A seagull flies high in the air

Laughter from children swimming in ocean waves

Mothers yell while browsing their cells at kids that misbehave

Boogies boards gliding by

Teenage boys with a gleam in their eye

Couples walk hand in hand

Along the shoreline and the sand

Young, tan ladies lay in the sun

Fit, muscled athletes run for fun

A boat in the distance sails away

Looking like a portrait in a carefree way

Seashells scattered on the ground

If pressed against your ear, you'll hear an ocean sound

Men are fishing on the pier

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While spouses read books they hold dear

I wrote this poem in October of 2020 on my poetry blogging website.

Carolina Beaches

Fishing in the beginning of the day

Seagulls flying above the bay

Sweet and salty Carolina beaches

Lemonade stands beside the shore

Sand built castles on the floor of the Carolina beaches

Scattered starfish in my hands

This is the life of the Grand Strand

Ocean views from my backyard

Hearing calls from the lifeguard

On the east coast of the Carolina beaches

Reading a book under the sun

Riding the ferris wheel at night for fun

I'm living my best life near the Carolina beaches

Mermaids smile with tiny children while their parents melt with warmth

Families looking to escape daily routines from up north

Near the relaxing tides of the Carolina beaches

Poem written for a poetry book I self-published in November of 2020

My poetry book with both featured poems in this article.

My poetry book with both featured poems in this article.


Brittany Benko (author) from South Carolina on March 06, 2021:

Hi Chrish. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem. Outdoor environments are definitely places people can take for granted. The virus makes you appreciate the simple experiences in life.

Much love.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on March 06, 2021:

Hey there Ms Brittany! I'm so into your poem. I love beaches. But nowadays it's kind of a big deal since the virus subverted the lives of many.

Have an awesome day!

I'm sending a bunch of love from the Philippines

Brittany Benko (author) from South Carolina on March 05, 2021:

Thank you. Wilmington is a nice area. I like to visit from time to time.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on March 05, 2021:

I enjoyed your poems. I grew up in Wilmington, NC and it was exactly 5 miles from my driveway to the drawbridge to Wrightsville Beach, so you can imagine I spent most of my youth on the sand or on the pier.

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