Children of the Sun

Children of the Sun

A Poem by Fabian G. Franklin



Down the washed and pristine sand

March the children of the sun

Some alone; some hand in hand

Until the fiery day is done


Bits of coral and lava rock

Mix among the shells

Starfish bodies and horseshoe crabs

Cast from ocean swells


Where the sea oats bend and sway

In the constant mist and breeze

The children find their salty way

Across dunes from ancient seas


Memories of hurricanes

With relics of typhoon

Dot the land like drops of rain

In the blazing noon


While the tides may rise and fall

With voices of childish fun

The ocean whispers, one and all

Come play, you children of the sun

© 2017 Fabian G. Franklin

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Fabian g. Franklin,
"Children of the Sun"
Oh, I like your first lines: Down the washed and pristine sand march the children of the sun."
This not only seems to speak to me of actual children but of we adults who try to do what is right and be honest and good.
children are innocent and do not grasp what is above their understanding as we can.
Life brings storm and we can become battered as your words say: "memories of hurricanes
with relics of typhoon"
Children are our inspiration and we can learn a lot from them:
"While the tides may rise and fall
with voices of childish fun'the ocean whispers, one and sll
come play, you children of the sun."
Regardless of the meaning you may of intended, this one just brought peace.
Thank you,

Posted 1 Month Ago

Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

Thanks for reading. I like for my readers to find their own meaning. And if it is something other th.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

1 Month Ago

This poem had my imagination running in the sand with the ocean spray chasing my heels. Loved it and.. read more
I love the ocean too. I saw the hurricanes and I saw the damage that can be done. But I love the sea and I taught my children to love the ocean also. You good description took me to good places and memories. Thank you Fabian for sharing the amazing words and thoughts.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

Thank you, my friend, for reading. Bless.
Coyote Poetry

1 Month Ago

You are welcome my friend.
i remember being a child in the sun....carefree days of salt and sea....but days end, night falls and the moon watches us age.

lovely poem...your descriptions are always so real, so easy to adhere to.

Posted 1 Month Ago

Fabian G. Franklin

1 Month Ago

Thank you. Your visits are always appreciated.

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Added on August 24, 2017
Last Updated on August 24, 2017


Fabian G. Franklin
Fabian G. Franklin

Boone, NC

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