An Ode to Moss Landing

I wrote this poem in the guest book at Moss Landing, Ocean Shores, Washington. I took a picture of it to keep a copy and decided to share it today for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub.


An Ode to Moss Landing, June 23–25, 2017

I wrote this poem for the royal “we”
Gail, Sharon, and Linda (me)
We enjoyed our stay at Moss Landing
Our schedule quite undemanding

The weekend began with long drives
I prepared dinner as the others arrived
Feasting occurred, shrimp, scallops, and more
Seven-layer bars that we adore

Lazing in the warm summer sun
Girls’ weekend is so much fun
The lovely weather such a treat
Time together can’t be beat

Cozy hot tub an added touch
We really don’t ask for much
Warm and soothing relaxation
Preamble to subsequent tasty libations

Hard cider, wine, and caramel liqueur
For morning coffee, strong we prefer
It’s not important what’s in the cup
We’re here to share stories and catch up

We’ve been friends for 33 years
We’ve laughed, loved, and shed many tears
Here’s to at least 33 more
Looking forward to adventures galore

Thanks for the memories added to the rest
In this cute cabin we were blessed
We don’t know what next year will bring
Friendship that lasts is our favorite thing

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


22 Responses

  1. If I had to write an ode, the best I could come up with are these two lines:

    “It was the third of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day
    I was out choppin’ cotton, and my brother was balin’ hay…”

    The rest escapes me, but as you probably can figure out, my ode is not really original. Oh well! I just wanted to be a part of the conversation and think you’re da bomb!

    • Thanks! I actually don’t recognize your ode, so you could have told me it was original and I would have believed you. But being the honest guy you are, I know that’s not your style. 😉

  2. This touched my heart. For over 30 years, three of my friends and I enjoyed a girlfriend getaway, just as you describe. We shared so much. Two or our foursome are now gone. Treasure your times. You never know which will be the last.

    • We used to be four as well. The fourth is still living, but generally chooses not to join us these days. I certainly treasure every minute we get to spend together.

    • I guess I could add that. I don’t often think of posting pictures. I’m not a super visual person so it doesn’t occur to me. I’ll do that now. 😉

      • Super. I was so curious after the poem that I felt a bit let down not seeing the pic after you had painted such a delightful picture of the place.

      • Oh, if you want to see a picture of the cabin itself, click on the Moss Landing link and you can see lots of pictures on their website.

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