This rhyming story is the second in a series of three, for children aged 4 years + and aims to nurture children’s imagination as well as a love for the simple wonders in life such as nature! Read it aloud to your child and enjoy. You can read the first one, Dandelion, HERE.
By Michelle Wanasundera
Imagine a stretching sandy beach
with waves rolling in then out of reach.
You find a stick and begin to draw
the best picture anyone ever saw!
A castle! With windows, turrets and towers,
a moat, a drawbridge, surrounded by flowers!
So busy making your masterpiece
you miss the wave’s steady increase.
Oh no! Some flowers are washed away,
erased by incoming waves of the bay.
A masterpiece ruined! Turrets and towers gone too,
the door, the flowers, the windows – so few!
As the waves recede you breathe in and out slowly –
then see what’s left of your special drawing.
You always find disappointment’s silver lining
and once again you see it shining!
With most of the castle sadly gone
there remained a structure that stood and shone.
A house circled by flowers sweetly,
a home just right – for your family!
Masterpieces will come and go,
just like the waves rolling to and fro.
Disappointments come too, best to ride
along with the flow of life’s changing tide.
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