I decided to write a freeform poem for this prompt. Check out Taylor’s post for this prompt; I love how differently our two works of writing turned out!
Prompt for March 3rd, 2017: Write something that starts and ends on a beach.
Moments by R.C.
The beach was golden and the water was warm
As it rushed over her tiny painted toes
Seagulls squalled and she shrieked
As her father swooped her off her feet
And they twirled, danced, laughed
As loud as the crashing of green waves.
But sometimes, the most real of moments
Seem surreal at most in retrospect.
The beach was rocky and the water was cold
But her swollen feet were tucked in her shoes
Her peals of laughter have aged into a pensive smile
A lighthouse flashed and she closed her eyes
As her granddaughter rubbed her frail shoulders
And the two stared out into the gray waters.
Suddenly, a moment that once seemed so far away
Is suddenly upon you.
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