Ode to Beach Cove

                                         ODE TO BEACH COVE

Child, have you been to Beach Cove?

Have you basked in the warm sunshine?

Or swam in the clear, blue waters?

You will surely thank God for such a happy time.


Child, how about boating and skiing in Beach Cove?

How exciting it is to be alive;

Enjoying water sports with family and friends.

Your life just begun--a mighty tyke of five!


Child, your parents have a secret.

One that could bring sorrow and pain;

Soon the oyster boats are coming.

Your world inexorably forced to change.


Nancy Cabrera-Santos

Feb. 6, 2015

Ocean View, DE