To Just Run

Have you ever wanted to just run….

To run along a white trimmed beach
with little yellow shells buried half
in the sand along the water’s edge,
almost hidden by tiny crystal bubbles
left by the new tide washing the shore.

To run smiling, almost laughing with
little thoughts and fantasies twirling
in your mind and reflecting in your
eyes, along with the setting sun,
so red and so beautiful.

Have you ever wanted to just dance….

To dance around and around till you
fall, looking up at the sun kissed clouds
that were made just for you to enjoy with
your imagination of seeing flying horses
and little bear faces.

Yes, have you ever wanted to just run….

The innocence of children playing on a beach.
Could we all still do it? We should all at least want to.

Just a guy who loves to write; poetry, lyrics, short stories and random thoughts… it is my passion. Photography is my second passion as I love to capture the world around me… to make time stop and to savor a subject forever.

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  • Pagly2
    Pagly2about 7 years ago

    Just DO IT……….it is that simple………….Blessings………

  • olawunmi
    olawunmiabout 7 years ago

    Oh Roger, this is just so beautiful and theurapeutic just reading it. I feel this way many times and then I let the restrain of life’s responibilities hold me down a little so that I don’t run away with the flying horses. Thanks Roger

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellabout 7 years ago

    Love this poem – what beautiful visions I had whilst reading it…

    Perhaps I’m no longer a child but the little girl in me still loves to run along the beach, find shells and dance about….

    Beautifully written…

  • Naturegirl
    Naturegirlabout 7 years ago


  • KBSImages
    KBSImagesabout 7 years ago

    I feel that way everytime I go to the beach…..Beautifully Written, Roger. You are truely a man of talent. Kim

  • cheetaah
    cheetaahabout 7 years ago

    Yes Roger like to feel that feeling, only if we can.

  • loramae
    loramaeabout 7 years ago

    What nice thoughts…;}

  • hennie
    hennieabout 7 years ago

    lovely rog

  • pijinlane
    pijinlaneabout 7 years ago

    Would rather stroll nowadays … gettin a bit too long in the tooth for all this running lol!
    Love the flow of your words … excellent work

  • wandalechene
    wandalecheneabout 7 years ago

    roger this is a beautiful work

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