Times Remembered

by Jeanette Cheezum

Delightful days spent at the beach.

Children building castles; as parents

watched waves glistening under the afternoon

sunlight. Sanderlings running with beaks down,

hoping for a tasty morsel through the ebb

and flow of tides.


As time went by, briefcases, cell phones and

SUV'S made our busy family go their separate

ways. Only congregating once or twice a year,

for graduations, holidays and a death here or



When stressed, I'll reflect on those pleasant

memories embedded deeply in my heart.

Days when waves glistened under

the sunlight and sanderlings ran to and fro.