Simply Because

And again I found my way back to the beach
the sun enticing me there
Peeled back the wearisome stab of mundane
to a world without worry or care

The sound of the sea in a brisk August breeze
caressed and soothed as it does
Bringing me back to the place I belong
here in Sussex and simply because…


Photo – South Lancing Beach, Sussex, UK – Jempics



There’s a lady with a cup of tea
who comes from time to time
Sits on the shingle for a while
when the weather’s fine
And sometimes when the wind is strong
colour fills the sky
as kites takes to the sea and surf
and pass me swiftly by

Sometimes there’a a single hut
that’s open to the sun
And other times there’s many more
for long days filled with fun
Days pass, times change but always
I am here on southern shore
For I’m the beach at Lancing
and there’s always room for more


Photo – the ‘cup of tea’ lady (snapped from Hut 101), Lancing Beach, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

Shadow Wave

Shadow cast on turquoise
I raised a hand and waved
One finger on the shutter
for the photo that I saved

The sunshine played, it always does
on summer evenings here
The beach hut looking lovely
with the sunset drawing near


Photo – South Lancing beach huts, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

In sunshine

Lancing beach
the sunshine
the water, flat and calm
Lazy days in summer
the breeze, a gentle balm

People out
Conversation light
Barbecues and beers
and the sea, a lovely sight


Photo – from #Jemverse on instagram, July 2018 – Jempics

Me and the seagulls

On the beach here on my day
the best place to be
Outside the beach hut
beside the blue sea
Sou’ Westerly blowing
Waves green and blue
White horses leaping
with surf as they do
And the beach is quite empty
no one else was down there
Just me and the seagulls
the whole place to share


Photo – South Lancing beach at low tide looking towards Brighton, Sussex, UK – Jempics


Sat in St Nicholas’ churchyard
high up on the hill
overlooking Brighton
with all around me still

Sipped a bold, strong coffee
the sunshine breaking through
with history around me
which from my past I knew

There’s change around about of course
new buildings stark and cold
yet Brighton’s essence here remains
quintessentially old

A haven with a tranquil peace
God’s hand is present here
A little bit of heaven
with the bustling city near


Photo – St Nicholas’ Churchyard, Brighton, East Sussex, UK (founded 1091) – Jempics

Life is a beach (2)

Glistening sand
beneath my feet
the tide goes out
and life is sweet

This early morning
on the shore
how could I ever
want for more?


Photo – from Jemverse on Instagram, May 2018 – Lancing beach at low water, West Sussex, UK – Jempics

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