I took a walk on the beach today.
Blue skies and white clouds welcomed me.
Pelicans and seagulls flew over my head
A beautiful sight to see.
Waves gently rolling into the shore
Saying a quiet hello.
Sandpipers running on the sand
Following the water’s ebb and flow.
The dunes are alive with sea grasses
With vines and sea oats holding onto the sand
They hide their inhabitants successfully
Keeping them safe and sound..
Life is glorious on the beach.
It calms me and soothes my soul.
I was lost in my thoughts of wonder
At what God has given to me.
Then quickly the clouds began to change.
They grew dark and caused the wind to form.
The birds began to disappear
Heading for shelter to ride out the storm.
Then waves slammed into the beach
With a warning to leave at once.
So with regret I walked away
As the wind savagely beats the dunes.
I thought about the drastic change
That God had designed today.
And realized I must put my faith
In His all knowing ways.
© Wanda Williams