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CASTLES IN THE SAND

THE WIND RUNS DOWN THE BEACH AS THE SUN BEGINS TO SET
THE ENDING OF ANOTHER DAY THAT WE WILL SOON FORGET

EXCEPT FOR THE CHILDREN ON THE BEACH WHO MADE THE DAY A GAME
THEY SAT DOWN IN THE COOL WET SAND AND WROTE OUT ALL THEIR NAMES

THE CHILDREN PLAYING ON THE BEACH KNOW THE SECRET OF TRUE PEACE
TO CHASE AND CATCH ALL THE MINNOWS THAT THEY REFUSE TO RELEASE

THEY FEEL THE WATER STEAL THE SAND FROM UNDERNEATH THEIR FEET
THEY DONT EVEN FEEL THE SUN, THEY NEVER EVEN FEEL THE HEAT

THE WATER RUSHES OVER THEM THEY GIGGLE AND THEY SCREAM
THEY SNEAK UP ON THEIR FATHERS AND SQUIRT HIM WITH SUN SCREEN

WHILE OTHERS SAT AND LAID AND JOKED COMPLAINING ABOUT THE WORLD
THE CHILDREN BEGAN TO PLAY MAKE BELEAVE AND DUG TO FIND A PEARL

WHY CANT WE BE MORE LIKE THEM AND LEAVE OUR WORK BEHIND
AND TAKE THE TIME FOR MAKE BELIEVE AND SEE WHAT WE WILL FIND

A DAY WITH CHILDREN AT THE BEACH IS TREASURE IN ITSELFBUT WE ARE BUSY PLANING THINGS CONSUMED WITHIN OURSELVES

THEY SAW IT AS A SPECIAL QUEST AND MADE A TREASURE MAP
WE FILLED THE CAR WITH TYPICAL THINGS AND THEN WITH OTHER CRAP

WHILE LAWYERS AND BANKERS SPENT THEIR DAY FIGHTING OVER LAND
THE CHILDREN MADE THE MOST OF IT , BUILDING CASTLES IN THE SAND

CASTLES IN THE SAND

NEIL STUART COFFEY

NEWPORT NEWS, United States

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Artist's Description

JUST AN OBSERVATION OF HOW OUR CHILDREN HOLD THE SECRET OF TRUE HAPPINESS IN THERE CONTENTMENT AND THE REALIZATION THAT MAKE BELIEVE IS JUST THE CHILDISH FORM OF OUR FAITH AND HOPES AND DREAMS . THEY PLAY WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION OF COLOR OR AGE AND ANYTHING THEY LACK THEY PRETEND THEY HAVE. THEN I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WHAT BEGINS AS MAKE BELEAVE IS THERE DREAMS OF TOMORROW BEING ANOTHER ADVENTURE.

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