Walking on the beach
The smell of clean salt air
No one else around
I’m on my own out there.

The tide went out that morning
It was slowly coming in
The seaweed and the sand crabs
All were scattering in the wind.

I had worn my light grey jacket
It was getting pretty cold
I wore my Yankee’s baseball cap
It looked tattered, getting old.

Always thought it brought me luck
It fit me perfectly, just right
I was happy I had worn it
On the this cold and windy night.

The reflection of the moon
Was glistening on the water
I watched the waves come in
To my surprise found a sand dollar.

It was half way in the sand
I hoped it wasn’t broken
I bent down to pick it up
A great find…..an ocean token.

Fortunately it was intact
No chips, no cracks to speak of
It looked smooth and perfectly white
Standing there under the moonlight.

Love my walks down on the beach
They bring me solace, ease my mind
Rich in peacefulness and calm
I leave my worries all behind.


Image from Google Images: lisaleonard.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

25 thoughts on “A COLD AND WINDY NIGHT”

  1. Wonderful words, thanks for sharing… a great deal like meditation connecting with ones inner self and finding the wisdom and beauty there… 🙂

    “It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.” Agnes Repplier

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    1. Thank you! Yes, the sea does have its attraction! I live on the beach in Florida and often walk along the water. It gives me great inspiration and peace of mind. 💙 Thank you for commenting!


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