christmas at sieska key beach

it has never happened before

but it did this time

i entered a contest

and won a round trip airplane ticket

and one week free stay at a hotel

at sieska key beach, florida


years ago i came to

the beaches at

clearwater, tampa,

orlando and panama city,

florida . . .

i became a beach bum






i wrote poetry

and short stories

and started a novel


back then I was in my

late teens

i thought this life would be

would last forever

with seagulls flying over

and white sand to sleep on


it did not last

i moved in the midwest

to work and pay bills

the best way i could

working on an assembly line

and later

selling things

for different companies


it has been many years

since I

first visited the beaches


now i am at

sieska key beach


because i entered

a contest and won


i can’t afford to stay

or to come back later


the sand is pure white

and the people are friendly


i may not


back home






Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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