Tomorrow is the final day of the challenge. So let’s make these last couple days count.
For today’s prompt, write a do it again poem. This could be a poem about taking a mulligan or re-doing a mistake. Or maybe re-doing a magical moment. Or a poem for all those folks who like to ride roller coasters and get right back in line.
by John Yeo
Do you remember our trip last year?
We must DO IT AGAIN.
A day on the beach by the seaside,
Sun sea and a sandy shore
Always very exciting.
A tent and the windbreak, a couple of chairs
With a packed lunch and a football.
Buckets and spades to build sand-castles,
Books to read and sun-tan lotion
A very well practised affair.
The trip, always full of surprises
Everything seemed to go wrong.
The weather went haywire for starters.
A sky of charcoal grey full of rain
With gusty winds to help us along.
Many families are on the beach
Keeping a stiff upper lip.
Making the most of the moment,
Shivering to show their enjoyment
Of a watery sun that suddenly shone.
Football, then lying on the beach
With sand in our toes that tickled.
Paddling and splashing in the sea.
Will Grandma go in for a swim?
Now the weather has changed for the better.
Sandy sandwiches, with crisps and fruit,
Will there be enough to eat?
Ice-cream, fish and chips and whelks,
To finish our five star affair.
Then the rain started with a trickle.
We packed up quickly and headed for home.
An enjoyable day except for the rain.
We all agreed, we could hardly wait to
Come back to the sandy seaside and
DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!
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