I first walked on that Sussex beach, in a time of innocence and play.

Such laughter, we had fun, we were happy and all of life seemed gay.

I took that early dip before breakfast in the cold waters of the sea.

No responsibilities then, no debts or bills, we were truly free.

Sand castles to build, cricket wickets to take with several runs to score.

Ice creams, sweets and cakes, such delicious delights galore,

But now I stand on a Sussex beach with memories stretching back

To all the times some sad, of regrets, of struggles down the track.

I know some answers now to questions I had when I was young.

I had no idea then of my life’s journey and who I would become.