Lost loves and unlickable lollipops

She knew she was getting closer
as the crashing of the waves
could be heard just ahead.
And with each thunderous roar,
she felt the beckoning vibrations
welcoming her home.
Those undulating arms
grew her anticipation,
each surge increasing her desire
for all she had missed.
And as the last golden mound appeared,
her excitement could hardly be contained.
For she knew in just a few more moments
she’d be dipping her eager toes
in those wonderful frothy tides.
One last hurdle was all it took,
and then a sigh and gasp broke free.
It was even more beautiful
than she’d remembered,
and a sea of gleaming diamonds
met her wondrous gaze.
The lolly she’d been enjoying
suddenly fell forgotten.
The shiny morsel deeply embedded
in the powdery sand.
The jaw-dropping scene
left her limp and bedazzled.
The setting much too impressive
for any other cares.

© 2021 Michelle Cook


Photo credit: https://pixabay.com/photos/north-sea-mother-child-boy-499030/

Writing Prompt: Lost loves and unlickable lollipops

17 thoughts on “Lost loves and unlickable lollipops

    1. Yeah, I could’ve gone either way, but I just love the ocean too much. I also could’ve done the sappy romance thing, but I decided not to go there. I really had no idea how I’d combine these two prompts, but I managed it and for that I’m happy. I always love a good challenge. 😉

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      1. Michelle, you did well as it was a unique twist. A variation that might have been comical is handing the lollipop to the mother, who with no place to put it, popped it in her mouth. The child would ask for it later, but……Keith

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