Lakes versus Oceans

The beauty of both

 Why oh Why , my friends keep asking?

Can you not see the beauty here?

A lake so large, so still, so lovely

Should fill your heart with  cheer.

 

My friend I do see the beauty,

I´m loving these awesome sights,

But nothing compares to the ocean,

in my mind it´s plain black and white.

 

You see the ocean can take me home

 

I look at incredible colours.

the leaves that have fallen down,

crunchy underfoot--memories of childhood.

Look at my face. there´s no frown.

 

But the ocean can take me home.

 

The lakes are more than a wonderful sight

I understand what you are saying

but lakes are still, going nowhere,

stunning where they´re staying.

 

But the ocean can take me home.

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prairieprincess 6 years ago from Canada

I love this poem ... so beautiful! As a prairie girl, I've only been to the ocean once, and its vastness scared me a little bit.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

thank you very much for your comment


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Ah, Dim. You have written something that could have come from my own heart. I am on the prairie right now and scan the sky every day for the way home to the sea both literally and metaphorically speaking. I really love this!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

oh and I love that you feel the same way. No-one yet has understood, because,yes whereI live is beautiful. I appreciate your comment and hope things imorove for you soon Cheers!


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Loves To Read 6 years ago

A very lovely poem with very deep sentiment for the ocean. How true that the lakes are beautiful but lead no where. Where as the ocean can take us to any destination we wish to go. Great hub.

Love and Hugs


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Take me down to the sea and let me frolic in the waves

and watch the seagulls fly on high

the driftwood caress the shores while

waves lap at it's shores and sand

crabs tickle my feet as I contemplate

the deep while watching a falling star

caress the ocean tides

Yes the ocean beckons me from afar

I love the sea as well Dim and can feel your yearnings. Hugs


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Lovestoread..... Thank you for reading and commenting. I hope you are well. Take care.


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

That was beautiful, Saddlerider. Thank you. Got me thinking of yet another poem now.

I must go down to the sea again,

to the lonely sea and the tide

and all I ask is a tall ship,

and a star to steer her by.

John Masefield, I think.


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epigramman 6 years ago

..quite possibly my favorite hub by you or by anyone for that matter - because it holds something near and dear to my heart here - water - and as you probably know I live at Lake Erie here in Ontario, Canada (that's it behind me in profile picture) 100 feet across from the lakeshore road and I look at it every morning, noon and night and say to myself I am the luckiest man in the world to be able to enjoy this - much appreciation too and a heartfelt thank you for supporting me and making my day always with your wonderful comments!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

ch a beautiful comment. There´s something about water(lakes, rivers, the ocean)

The background to your picture does look lovely.

Thank you agaon for supporting me Take care. x


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You and me both! It may take an ocean. I wish more people were like you! I love you Dim!


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Ditto, my favourite vietnam vet.

Your latest cycling hubs have been fantastic. I can´t believe some of the pictures. They´re so beautiful, even though ..... no oceans..... God Bless.


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

I really enjoyed this Hub and I too love oceans! Too bad I have spent most of my life far away from the sea, but I do get to see it from time to time.

This Hub makes me want to see it more often.

Love and peace

Tony


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks Tony. Always good to read a comment from you.


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singlmomat52 5 years ago

I hear you loud and clear Dim!! Beautifully insightful poem!! Thanks for sharing!!!

xxxxxxx


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks for reading. God bless


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very nice dear Dim. You know I love you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

Ditto, and thank you xx


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slaffery 5 years ago from Kansas, USA

I love this and am excited to read more of your work


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain Author

What a wonderful comment. Thank you, slaffery

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