Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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flip flops images from google dot com

SANDY FLIP FLOPS

A treasure, the sand between my toes;
Washed from my flip flops, with a length of hose;

Such fun days, pearled in sea shells on the beach,
And other such like ones, hoarded within my reach;

Rocks to climb, mountains steep to gaze,
while frangipani redden, beneath the sun rays;

I treasure such memories of youth.






sorting groceries
the crumple of plastic -
empty bags for trash

*

sorting groceries
the crumple of plastic -
empties now trash bags

--gillena cox


Revisit
pile up
garbage
taste of



i am blog hopping today at Poetry Jam the prompt is "treasure/trash"


43 comments:

Hazel Ceej said...

Lovely words. Flip flops are fun to wear on the beach.

alan1704 said...

Yes, trash and treasure within your reach and our hearts. Very nice.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Hazel

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Alan

Much love...

Daneshwari Mirji said...

Very nice :)

Gabriella said...

I enjoyed the glimpse into your memories of youth, Gillena, not least because they sound so exotic to me who come from a place where you hardly wear flip flops because the weather is too cool.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you Danesh

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Gabriella

much love...

Myrna R. said...

I like your memories of the beach. A treasure for your mind. Nice writing.

Frieda said...

I'm just back from the first part of my summer holidays...and I spent them almost entirely in flip-flops... great times, and you bring them back to me :) (Now I'm back at work wearing normal shoes)

Peggy said...

Yes sand so casually washed away is indeed part of a treasured memory. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Myrna

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Frieda

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Peggy

Much love...

Nicholas V said...

Our memories of youth are indeed a treasure. Interesting how everyday objects/places can trigger our memory and whole concatenation of images and remembrances are brought into our mind. Lovely write, Gillena.

Laurie Kolp said...

Yes, memories are treasures.

rallentanda said...

Beautiful beach scene and splendid haiku!

Wendy Bourke said...

Beautiful capture with a lovely cadence. Wonderful writing, Gillena.

Sumana Roy said...

thank you Gillena for sharing this treasure with us...love the haiku set :)

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Nicholas

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Laurie

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Rallentanda

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Wendy

Much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

Much love...

Arushi Ahuja said...

the sand between my feet... the shells from the beach .. all treasured for a while and later discarded!! beautiful!

humbird said...

What a nice memory! I can relate...Thanks, Gillena!

Adelaide said...

Wonderful memories.

broken flip-flop
the hot sand
on one foot

Adelaide

Donna Smith said...

I loved the childhood memories poem, but I also liked the two renditions of the bags, from carrying treasures to bags now carrying trash.

Mary said...

I love poems about childhood memories. And sand between the toes, I think, is a very special one. I had to look up 'frangipani,' as I hadn't heard that word. But when I found out it was also called plumeria, I KNEW what you were talking about - as I have seen plumeria in Hawaii & love them. Always keep your memories of youth, Gillena, and keep preserving them with poetry.

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Arushi

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you stopped by Humbird

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Nice; thank you for sharing Adelaide

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Mary

much love...

Poet Laundry said...

Flip flops and the beach...a time to be treasured! Nice one Gillena.

mrs-minerva said...

Lovely poem, Gillena! I really enjoyed it.

Arathi Harihar said...

that's a nice treasure of youth..loved this one a lot:)

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you PL

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Minerva

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

happy you stopped by Arathi

much love...

Gillena Cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Donna

much love...

Gail said...

Beautiful memories.

Gillena Cox said...

Happy you dropped in Gail

Much love...

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