Tracks Upon The Sand

Down along the beach
just above high water mark
there are tracks upon the sand
underneath the stringy bark

Traces of the creatures
that came here in the night
but tracks upon the sand
are all there is come morning light

Be it kangaroo or lizard
be it frog, or bird or snake
They leave their tracks upon the sand
for us to see when we awake

What stories would unfold
if we could only read the signs
of those tracks upon the sand
all the patterns and the lines

The wind and rain will blur
and soon will then erase
all the tracks upon the sand
until new ones take their place

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Comments

  • jessicamarie19  On December 17, 2011 at 4:41 am

    Nice descriptions!

    • livingwithtwins  On December 17, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you. Many of the bush ballads I write seem to just pop into my head but this one was inspired by an early morning walk at a place called Heron Point. One of my favourite camping spots where a walk along the beach before the sun comes up reveals all sorts of aminal tracks on the sand.

  • Eric  On December 17, 2011 at 6:16 am

    There is more to this poem than what first comes across. Thanks!

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