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Lying on the Beach


One day I saw a bottle that was lying on the sand.

I asked: “Why are you lying?” Then I grabbed it with my hand.

The bottle made no answer and it gave a glassy stare:

It clearly felt it had a right to spend time lying there.

I saw a drip form on its lip and thought it was a tear,

Which seemed to say: “Just go away and leave me lying here.”

But I’d been taught that lying was a serious sort of sin,

So straight away, without delay, the liar went in the bin!


Monty Edwards
  •  Submitted in response to Poetry Prompt #7


Monty says: The idea of using word play for this poem came while working on another poem in response to the same prompt.

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