“Beach & Sand”

“Beach & Sand” is a reflection born out of a long, ‘lonely’, early morning walk on a beautiful Polish beach and a brief conversation about the British seaside with a colleague of mine. Yet, mostly, it is born out of experiences & teachings which keep on reminding me about the following fact:

Sometimes, what feels good is good only short-term, yet not necessarily in the long-term scenario

Years ago, I made a “shocking discovery” – British beaches (at least the ones I’ve come to know so far) are made out of pebbles (small stones)… Ouch! 🙂


“Beach & Sand”

A brief definition of a beach, by me –

Soft & golden sand with fresh breeze & wet sea


Yet, this shore, right here, without one grain of sand

Is believed to have qualified. I believe, but not quite…




Well… Sea? Checked. Breeze? Checked.

But then.., stones – oh, so haaard! 

In my mind, there’s a memory of a soft & smooth beach,

And, without the sand, my bare feet feel so… eek!


Rocks are great, no doubt, for the ‘mountain time’

Yet, each beach, in my mind, requires… the sand…


Then again, second thought,

The above – disregard…


As despite of my painful feet

Which from pebbles bleed,


I prefer to keep swimming

In the sea bottomed hard,


Than to drown in the one

Underlaid with soft sand…


Final thought:

“Just keep swimming” Dori from “Finding Nemo”

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Monika Ribeiro (writer/poet)

I write because I have to & love to… Writing helps me organize thoughts, understand life & address vital matters in a constructive way. I hope this blog satisfies your intellect & your soul at the same. Be inspired...

7 thoughts on ““Beach & Sand”

  1. Monny-Kar-kar-kar!
    Finally got around to reading your poem, better late than never! It’s nice to see how just a brief conversation can help to inspire such creativity!
    You’re right, a beach just isn’t quite the same without that soft, smooth sand.
    I wonder where your next inspiration will come from…


    1. Thanks for the comment Antoine,

      Really appreciate it, yes indeed – it is so with life too (‘without sand’). Having said that the conclusion remains, which is I’d rather navigate through the tough bits alive than sink defeated within the comfort of it all… 🙂


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