A Thousand Wishes

Sand Dollar Beach

Peggy Watson
words/music by P. Watson


I saw a sign for Sand Dollar Beach Must be a thousand sand dollars here I walked down the path to the glittering sand All I wanted was a little souvenir Sky was blue, the tide was low I searched all over the glassy shore Splashed around, dug in my toes Couldn’t find what I was looking for There’re no sand dollars on Sand Dollar Beach Pelicans gliding overhead Smooth jade pebbles washed in on the swells I had to watch my step Lots of little hermit crabs in oversized shells No sand dollars on Sand Dollar Beach I gazed at the cliffs and the big brown boulders Looked in every nook and cranny while I walked Out in the maze of the slippery tide pools 24 star fish were clinging to a rock Reds and orange and lavender hues Colors danced all over my eyes Many anenomes kissed my fingers Spiny little urchins waved goodbye No sand dollars at Sand Dollar Beach Lots of pretty things within my reach

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