Seaside seagulls

2011-03. Weymouth seagull.

I have a yearning for the sea,
The sand, the salty air.
The breeze that blows around your head
And messes up your hair.

The seagulls screeching loudly
as they’re coming in to land.
The ones who swoop right at you
Stealing doughnuts from your hand.

The shops all full of coloured toys
Of yellows reds and blues
The postcards showingย naughty jokes
And pretty scenes and views.

The sunny stroll along the prom
Where deckchairs line the route
The couples walking hand in hand
The old and young, so cute.

I long to see the harbour
With fishingย boats and nets
The fish and chips in newspaper
The sunshine as it sets.

The waves a splashing on the rocks
The seaweed on the beach
The driftwood floating on the tide
Tempting, ย out of reach.

The pebbles crunching underfoot
The fossils there to find
The icecream. Oh the icecream
Is forefront in my mind.

I need to take some time off work
I have? what’s that you say?
A weekend at the seaside
Is not that far away.

2011-03. Lyme Regis seagull.



12 thoughts on “Seaside seagulls

  1. I like the words – great stuff! – and very well put – I grew up by the sea – and the two photos of My Favourite Friends, well aren’t they just darlings? Thanks for a great post, Hallysann! A ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you, I grew up next to the sea too and I find I appreciate the seaside a lot more now that it’s not a quick stroll away.
      The dream to move nearer seems more possible as each year moves on. it’s still a while away yet, but I can see the beach at the end of the tunnel. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. I hope your happy wish did come true
    To the seaside for an ice cream or two
    Hopefully Mr Seagull didn’t plop on your shoe
    As he swooped down from the sky so blue…

    ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • The weekend came and went so fast
      With castles, mists and boats
      The weather did us proud at last
      We had no need of coats

      Every minute was enjoyed
      With the warm and salty air.
      And so I rushed straight back to work
      With the seaside in my hair.

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