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.