White shells scattered on the sand Washed away when the sea goes mad Slapping and pouncing on swimmers at the shore Castles damaged , Oh what a downpour ! Mighty waves invade the land Making the golden grains wet and damp Snatching buckets, spades and my hat Carrying them to some island so very distant Thankfully the flags were all fenced As the raging water made us all so drenched I stood there glaring at the waves “Just look how wild they behave !” At home time I smiled at the sea with all my zeal How small and tiny it did make me feel !