Bucket – Image by KL Caley
For visually challenged writers, the image shows a blue bucket and a yellow spade surrounded by sand.
A common sight, a bucket and spade,
Unattended and alone:
No happy child making sandcastles,
Perhaps they’d simply gone home.
This bucket and spade of yellow and blue
Brought pleasure one time on the beach,
Building a moat and hoping that
The tide would be able to reach.
What stories could these simple things tell
Fun by the sea in the sand,
Making castles or sculptures perhaps
Whatever the turn of their hand.
Mummy and Daddy’s help was sought
Everything perfect and tall
Until the waves came and washed it away
Leaving none of their efforts at all.
Tears were shed and young bodies hugged,
Ice cream promised in the shade,
Happier kids thinking treats instead
Of a discarded bucket and spade.
Written for KL Caley’s Write Photo Challenge 2nd June.