Beaches & Sunflowers

Beaches & Sunflowers

A Poem by Josie E. Cook M. A.

Summer and memories of teen years with friends...


Beaches & Sunflowers


Remembering dancing with friends and

            A boyfriend

Me wearing sunglasses most of the time

            Due to my sensitivity to

Bright lights,

            beach trips

With colorful bathing suits

            Rolling waves

Knocking us over

Our knees hitting the sand below us

            Collapsing from exhaustion

On our beach towels

And drinking cold cans of beer


Floppy hats covering aging women's

Faces from the sun

            Wearing wet suits home

Inside a stuffy hot car

Our sensible shoes left at home

Envying the people inside the air

Conditioned shops as we pass them

Watching ice cream being served up

Others sipping on iced drinks in varying

Colors and flavors

            The drive making us sleepy

            Wanting only a nice cozy bed

            After a refreshing shower

Floral-print summer dresses cover our

Sun-kissed bodies and sand is between

Our soles and our flip-flops

Envying the colors of the sunflowers

In the fields, we pass

Their faces turned to the sun

Like us on the beach

Loving to be surrounded by their

Happy faces

            Their seeds are so useful

Yes, they are my favorite flower

Even though, picking one flower

As a favorite is such a difficult

Choice in life. 


                          J.E. Cook ©2017


© 2017 Josie E. Cook M. A.

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Josie E. Cook M. A.
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Beautiful photo and amazing description in the poem dear Josie. I love the days when kids can run and be free. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.

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Josie E. Cook M. A.

5 Years Ago

Thank you for this, the photo is of a field that is planted every year in YS on RT 68. I took it las.. read more
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I liked the photo and you are welcome dear Josie.

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Added on June 14, 2017
Last Updated on June 14, 2017
Tags: love, summer, dances, water, beachwear, sunflowers, memories


Josie E. Cook M. A.
Josie E. Cook M. A.

urbana, OH

I have recently received my second degree for Antioch University Midwest in Creative Writing. Poetry is my passion along with digital photography, painting, and fiction writing. I make my own jewelr.. more..