Grandma’s Birthday

An afternoon at the beach in late June,

To celebrate a special day with our grammy.

Riding the waves on our air mattresses,

Screaming when the water splashes our faces.

Mom wades into the ocean to jump waves

While Dad stretches out on a huge towel to nap.

Grandma dons a large floppy hat and sunglasses,

Watching her three grandchildren riding the waves.

A picnic lunch of fried chicken and cornbread on a blanket,

Open-face apple pie my grandma has baked for us.

A present for my grandma’s birthday on the beach?

Yes! Searching for pretty clam shells, lots of them,

Shells to paint read, blue, purple, green, and white.

Decorating Grandma’s walkway to her beach house,

Red, white, and blue theme for July 4th holiday.

A swim, a picnic, a splendid sunset, and seashell treasures

Make this day a special memory for us all –

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

I am writing a poem each day in April to celebrate National Poetry Month. Today, I wrote a story poem about a beach day birthday.