On summer afternoons
On sun-drenched sunny days
The glamour of the Shallows
Brought children out to play
Their carefree parents saw natural beauty
Not the danger
Not below the surface, its
The simple local people know
Never let their children go
For therein lies the catch
Of rip-tides
The treacherous snatch
Of hidden depths
Trashes the pleasure
Of holiday snaps
Leaves gaps
Remember now, while they weep
Beauty is rarely more than skin-deep


5 Comments on “Shallows”

  1. wordwand says:

    the shallows can cause deep sorrow and throw people in the depths of despair.well written poem. an intersesting theme indeed.


  2. Vikki says:

    Tragic. Very well written, Lou.


  3. Morf says:

    This is great, tragic and true… I love it!


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