B ESIDE A SEASIDE is where we love to live

E veryone in the UK dreams of living on the Coast

S erenity ~ Just like the retired  couple who lived

I n the lovely BUNGALOW shown in our photograph

D own the eroded Coast it slipped one night ~ They

E scaped without injury but alas without their HOME


A verage of  SEVENTY  HOMES disappear each year  !


S eas are ruthless and they are no respecter of

E ither Man or his Habitation, The UK has fewer

A reas of land (5 sq miles) per mile of coast ~

S o the UK is very susceptible to Coastal Erosion

I have visited som of these sites and the are really

D readful because people have lost their Dream Homes.

E ach Coast erodes on average two metres per year !  


Thanks for visiting ~ Comments welcome ~ Love BRIAN XOX


This poem is written as a BLANK VERSE  6 - 1 - 7 SONNET ~ OK



  • Author: BRIANSODES (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 13th, 2016 11:40
  • Comment from author about the poem: I am an ECOLOGIST and am very interested in the effect of Coastal Erosion in the UK, It is too expensive to eradicate but we can slow it down. It is of course a Global phenomena but more disastrous in the UK because of the very low (5:1) land area (sq miles) to length of coast (miles). To be safe you have to live at least 20 miles from the Coast ! Thanks for commenting ~ BRIAN XOX
  • Category: Nature
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  • Tony36

    Wonderful write


      Thanks TONY ~ pleased you appreciated it ~ BRIAN

      • Tony36


      • Augustus


        • BRIAN & ANGELA

          Thanks "A" it is tragic. People buy a lovely BUNGALOW close (but not too close !) the coast and within a few years it is IN TH SEA and lost forever. Difficult to insure ! We are an Island Nation and we all have seawater in our blood ! Even Lakeside Properties are subject to flooding. It's like living in FLORIDA ~ there is a price to pay with Hurricanes ~ Aligators ~ Mickey & Minnie Mouse etc ! You have to accept the ruff with the smooth ~ BRIAN .

        • taylerdk21

          It's a great poem & also very informative. Loved it.

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS TAY ~ Factual poems are often the best. I like to give them some structure sonnets ~ acrostics etc whic gives them form ~ limit and makes them easier to read and recite ~ Yours as ever ~ BRIAN

          • denise ducey kloeppel

            Very nice

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              Thanks DENISE ~ pleased you liked the presentation and the way in which the subject was treated ~ with empathy ~ Yours BRIAN

            • Christina8

              Nice acrostic poem! But it also works as a sonnet. It must be terrible to have you house swallowed up by the sea! You've even put in facts which are helpful. great job! HUGS (yes I copied you
              :_) Chrissy8

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                THANKS CHRISSY ~ I like classical poetic forms ! Sometimes you can get 2 for 1 as in an Acrostic Sonnet ! Thanks for your comment and empathy ~ I love FLORIDA (The Sunshine State) but if i lived on the West Florida Coast (North of Tampa) I know I would have to build my house on twelve foot stilts. Every Country has its climate and geological related problems ! Love & Hugs ~ BRIAN

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