Friday, July 10, 2015

Simple Pleasures--By Christine Tate--United States

Simple Pleasures

At the downtown river walk
we love to stroll while we talk,
taking in God's natural view,
rippling water, skies of blue;
little ducklings with web feet
waddle by for a treat...
speedboats, sailboats, jet skis,
folks enjoying the cool breeze...
East coast living can't be beat
where water lovers like to meet.

But, the ocean is the place
to get away from life's fast pace;
seagulls cackling overhead,
swooping down to be fed...
thunderous waves crash on shore,
buried seashells to explore...
tots frolicking in the sand
while couples stroll hand in hand.
Thank the Lord for simple pleasures,
gifts for you and I to treasure!

Christine Tate has been writing since 1994. She's the mother of  3 sons and has 8 grandchildren. She was widowed in 2007 and met her husband Artie, a widower with 6 children & 12 grandchildren, in a nursing facility where their mothers resided. They've been happily married 4 1/2 years. They describe their meeting as "God's divine appt." because of their faith, and the fact that they swore they'd never marry again.


  1. Beautiful, this is a simply beautiful poem. I really enjoyed your cleverly woven rhymes within your awesome write. I look forward to reading more of your work,


    1. What a lovely comment Rusty. Thank you for reading my poem. Good wishes, Chris~

    2. What a beautiful, well-written poem, Christine. I was blessed by it. Thank you for sharing and continued blessings!

      -MJ (

    3. Thank you for reading my poem Maurice & for your encouraging comment. Continued blessings to you as well. God bless, Chris~

  2. The beauty of nature, especially where the sea is concerned, inspires writers with lovely imagery and thoughts. Such is this delightful offering, Christine! // paul

    1. Thank you Paul for taking the time to read & comment on my poem. Your comments are uplifting! Good wishes, Chris~

  3. Dear Christine,

    I loved your poem on the simple pleasures as I enjoy those simple things too. Great imagery throughout that painted a beautiful day down by the ocean. Well done and a joy to read!

    Sandra Stefanowich

    1. Thank you Sandra for leaving such a beautiful comment. I'm glad you enjoyed the poem, & appreciate you taking the time to read it! Good wishes, Chris~

  4. Chris,
    What a wonderful description of a day at the beach!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  5. Thank you David for your kind words. I appreciate you stopping by to read my poem. Good wishes, Chris~

  6. Thank you, Suzanne Clement, for the following--

    Nice work, Christine! I, too, love the water and things connected with it.

  7. Thank you, Barbara Siekierski, for the following--

    Nice poem about a day at the shore and are reminded of the many things that God has created.