Waves reach the beach’s sand with a crash and a roar,
Then it retreats back into the ocean pulling sand with it.
Even though it might be the tiniest fragments of sand,
The waves slowly grab and beach and take it with it.
The waves are rough and break down rocks,
They tear into them little by little reducing the rock to nothing.
People might enjoy playing in the water and splashing each other,
But they do not realize that the ocean constantly pushes and pulls.
On the hottest summer days and the coldest winter’s night,
The ocean continues to push and pull, push and pull.
It pushes the water further and further inland,
It pulls more and more ground with it out into sea.
The constant struggle between land and sea,
Right next to the child’s sandcastle.
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