Death Breeds Life

The torrent of the waves breeds life below.
The torrent of the waves breeds life below. | Source
Life and death commingle
Life and death commingle | Source

I've spent many hours throughout my life sitting on the beach in solitude. Witnessing the nature of Nature, in all her expressive glory, invokes contemplation. Questions are answered. Reflection is at it's best.




Sitting in the sand

Watching

The rushing waters

With it’s thousands of

Years of Life

Below


Makes you wonder

How it all began.


Life never ceases –

(it) continues on and on

Through Time.


What Force keeps

It all in tune? –

Keeps the waters flowing

And the birds chirping


In parallel with

Time?


Death breeds Life

And the never-ending

Cycle goes on.



Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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whonunuwho 4 years ago from United States

What better way in watching the tides roll in and ocean's waves that seem to wash away the dirt of the world and give with each new wave, a better life. It is as though we can watch nature's clock and its never ceasing movements, giving us a sustenance and security, as we are lulled to sleep before its open door.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

What a beautiful addition to this poem, who! I'm so pleased it invoked such depth!

Thank you for seeing, feeling, absorbing and exemplifying!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

Shauna -

Left alone, nature's cycle is God's work. With man's intervention, nature's cycle is man's target of destruction. It is a beautiful thought to be sitting as the waves rush in. I remember those days well. May the swell waves ease you into a state of inspiration more often! Great Job!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Rich, while the sea can bring about destruction, it is a place of tranquility and reflection for me. I prefer to experience the awe of the ocean at dusk when human intrusion has retreated.

I love the quiet opportunities Mother Nature offers for personal reflection. Yes, she can wreak havoc. I consider Her God's right hand. Both are gentle, loving and full of awe inspiring life. It's when we forget, that they bring us storms to bring us back to what is important in life.

Thank you for your beautiful comment, Rich. Nature is the fortitudinous path to God and all He is!


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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Oh, how lovely. This has taken me back to when I was younger and just lying on an isolated part of the beach, with the sun bathing my body with its warmth and just listening to the sounds of the waves lapping on the shore and the shrill seagulls squawk. I just felt so close to nature and God and so peaceful, that I never wanted to leave. Thanks for the memories. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

Indeed, it's a never ending cycle, your observations and feel clearly reflects in your poetry and which is deep and thought provoking. voted up.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Faith, I love where this poem has taken you. You put my day off to a great start. Thank you!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you girishpuri. What a wonderful comment! It inspires me to write more!


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Beautiful bravewarrior. I love an isolated beach where one can get lost in the ebb and flow of the tide. I was transported with this piece. Voted up!


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

What do they call it..'kuma mitada' or something like that? The circle of life! Beautiful BW! The seashore is the perfect place to contemplate such things..


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

I'm so glad my words were able to take you away, Irc! I thought I saw you over there. tee hee!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Im, I know what you're thinking of. I don't remember the phrase, but it was in the Simba movies and I can't even think what they're called at the moment. Guess I'd better get back to that beach and do some contemplating!

Glad you liked it; much appreciated!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Shy,

Your work stands the test of time...I never feel more spiritual than when I am alone (or with Baby) in nature just centering, focusing and yes, even gaining perspective.

Your expressions are profoundly wise. Voted UP and ABI.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thanx, Mar. What an awesome comment! Although I don't know if you can really call me shy! hee hee!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Yikes...I cannot even say the 'y' is close to the 'a'... SHA.

Thank you,darling... Is the 15th a Thursday (hee-hee)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Probably in another few year, Maria. However, let's not hold our bated breath!!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Thanks for not being shy, Sha. I love your perspective.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Oh, you naughty girl! I'm gonna sic Mickey on you!!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Sha! that was so beautiful..the beach reminds me of home... *homesick* again.hehehe. thanks for your time Sha, i haven't responded yet to the email, but i have something more important to share to you. I will definitely send it today


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Got it, sweetie. I responded. I love you Mycee Spy!


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TheAveragePoet 4 years ago from Here and there.

I, too, love to watch the waves; they bring with them a little bit of their travels around the world - a bit of broken shell here, a stick there, maybe an old bottle from far away with a note of a long gone soul. Beautiful poem, bravewarrior, and a beautiful message.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Poet, your comment tells me you're anything but average. I'm enlightened by the depth with which you perceived my poem. My humble thanks. You bring light to the world!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. The circle of life is never ending. Beautifully said. Passing this on.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Yes, Gyps, the circle of Life is never ending. Let's hope, anyway. We're working towards annihilating life as we know it. Let's keep it in our hearts nevertheless!


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benisan85745 4 years ago from Tucson, AZ.

Bravewarrior (Shauna), being from Hawai'i, the ocean means so much to me as well as to Na Kanaka Maoli (the Hawaiians). As beautiful as it may be, it is also something not to mess with. Cardinal Rule #1. Neve, ever, turn your back to the ocean. Something you see from families wanting to have fun in the waters of Hawai'i, but learning the hard way. Your poem about the waters you have become accustomed to, were beautiful words. I enjoyed reading it. Mahalo Very Much, and Thanks Nui Loa!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, benisan! Yes, indeed, the sea is nothing to take for granted. Mother Nature has a way of bearing her wrath. But she also offers beauty and serenity. Thank you for stopping by!


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heavenleigh707 4 years ago from The Invincible Heart of Neverland

Beautiful Shauna! Voted up. I adore the ocean too. Yes - what of the origins of all living things - it does feel as if you are closer to that knowledge when beside the sea...


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Heaven, the sea is so calming to me. My mind drifts and I feel so free. It's a great place to comtemplate and float outside the realm of reality!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Shauna this is exqusite. The sea is the best place to sit and reflect on life, it brings such a calm peaceful feeling.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

I'm so glad you came to sit by the sea with me, Rosemay! Isn't it lovely here? The breeze whisks away the negative thoughts, the ocean air cleanses the skin and the waves take your mind away to wherever it wants to go! Thank you for joining me!


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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

Beautiful writing. I enjoyed visualizing the beach as I read through this. This time of year is very cold here. It's been raining nonstop for a couple of days. I needed this to relax my mind and feel like I escaped to the warmth for a few minutes.


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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida Author

Crafty, it's been rainy here too. It's just now starting to get chilly. I'm glad I was able to offer you some warmth. I hope you're doing well.

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