No, I didn’t enter, but I would have won if I had. Written with my grandchildren in mind 8-10-19, at Tybee Island:
ODE TO THE OCEAN
At Tybee Island there’s a beach
Sea shells sparkling within your reach
The moon and tide dance together
Whether foul or fair the weather
Dolphin family shows itself
Camera’s sitting on the shelf
Use suntan lotion in the sun
A bag for shells, everyone!
The beach chair helps if you are old
Salt water too, or so I’m told.
Do shut your eyes and hear the sea
Ancient memories capture me
Lullaby of the sea, it sings
Of climate change and other things
Some folks do like to ride the wave
Others turn out to be less brave
When all is said and all is done
A trip to the beach is lots of fun.