Friday, August 7, 2009


I was going through some files as I was getting ready for the Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference and found some poems I wrote about 10 years ago. Since I recently vacationed at the beach, I thought I'd post these two.


The ocean breeze whips my hair
As cool water licks my toes
The sand gives way beneath my feet
While sun beams kiss my nose


I carry my bucket in one hand,
My shovel in the other,
Ready to dig for pirate treasure
With my little brother.

We search for jewels and shiny gems,
We mine for silver and gold.
All the while in my pocket
A tattered map I hold.

My brother begs to take a look,
I say I'd rather not.
For all that yellowed paper says is
'X' marks the spot!


Jeanette Levellie said...

I love these! The last one is so clever. Thanks for sharing. Not everyone can write poems...

Faye said...

This was beautiful. Thank-u for sharing! Blessings, Faye

Andrea said...

Beautiful! Hope you are having a beautiful time at the conference.
GOD BLESS, andrea

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

Great poem! Let's dig for treasure in the powerful Word of God!!

Heart2Heart said...


I love these two poems! Classic in many ways yet original and timeless as well.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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Joyfulsister said...

Aloha Leslie,
I enjoyed reading your poems today, I was visiting Andrea and found your blog.

Blessings Lorie

Truth4thejourney said...

Hi Leslie,

These were precious poems! I wouldn't let my brother see the map, either!

I enjoyed sitting together at the Philly Conf. Thank you for being an encourager.

Hey, I've posted some picture up on my blog. Come by to see them.

Sonya Lee

Tracy said...

We home we haven't but the schools have. They go yr round here. I think it really stinks...the get such a short summer break.

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Those are great Leslie!
Collette xxx