The edge of this one ocean ..........

A Poem.....

Wading through the edge of the surf
such a din of waves and wind
Hearts of mankind seeking serenity
look to the seas reflected within

I could sit for days and watch the waves
hit the rocks shattering the seas
Only to return once again to try
but she ignores the pleas

And in that one wave do I see myself
throwing my life to toils
When right here is the answer as
my mind swirls and boils

Ingrained .... I watch ......as old sol lays himself
gently against the night
But then........why wouldn't he
we all love the sea ....right?

Across the way the stones roll
up the banking and clatter in reverse
Rounded .....then smoothed by millions
of years .....trapped within thier curse

In some way I feel like those stones
or of the surf shattering away
In thought though I must stop this
mind.....there is no more to say

Let the sounds and thunder overtake
me close my mind ....stifle my emotion
Lay to rest my soul right here
on the edge of this one ocean





















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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

Powerful images of becoming one with the sea and shedding one's worldly problems.

We are all one in the sea of life and our souls are as eternal as the ocean. We must look within to find our life's purpose least we toil away the prescious time we have here on earth.


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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

Beautiful imagery, imgination, lovely descriptions color your deep thoughts.


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Storytellersrus 5 years ago from Stepping past clutter

ahorseback, the powerful images of sea and wave tied to emotion leave me trembling, even as I wonder what has hurt you so badly. Hugs, dear friend.


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

I interpreted this poem in two ways Ahorseback. While I read I could vision someone really loving the ocean literally but as I read further I envision that you were talking about a person and at the end I was convinced that you were talking about your one true love.

"Lay to rest my soul right here

on the edge of this one ocean"

This to me means that you would rather not look any further because there is no other than this one person you would rather be with.


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

The love affair between the sun and the sea is lovely to watch. I love the imagery of Sol resting himself upon the surface tension of the water and resting while Luna gently illuminates the night for them.


Marina Lester 5 years ago

Lovely ending, loved the idea of yourself being like the pebbles caught forever in the sea, being changed by her. Always enjoy my visit.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

HappyBoomer, You go girl , you have the answer!We have soo little tme here......:-}and Thank you.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

LuckyCats , you are making me blush , thank you for always sharing!.......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

There's StoryLady ! Thank you my friend , all of my hurts are gone , but by serene intervention , the sea owns me ! That's all! I become so introspective near the shore , old yearnings , desires , dreams and dissapointments too become a distant echo! I hope you are well!.........:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Cardisa , The sea is one of my lovers and that love is intense at times, all of the outdoors does this to me really! It would be fine with me if I died near the coast though! The serenity ,the peace and joy brought by the natural world to my doorstep has been my savior!....Thanks for sharing!......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , Thank you , that immage of sea ,sun, and the arrival of dusk is so beautiful! And hey ,whats with this new picture ? Very nice I must say......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

And Marina ! The mistress of deep water herself ! :-}Its nice to see you back here , Thank you for blessing my ocean poem my young friend !....:-}


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

laugh...ahorseback I had a good hair day so I got brave and took a webcam shot. Figure the readers deserve to see the real me, good, bad or whatever. Thanks for your positive comments.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

As one Ocean Lover to another, Ahorseback, You so Captured the Intensity of Sea and arrival of the Surf as it hits the shore...It truly is the perfect place to live, until life is gone...then "sprinkle my Ashes by the Shore"!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Hyphenbird , Nothing wrong with that picture ! Not at all , the smile is what does it, that shows the spirit within ,.......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Yes , B.Malin , The ocean from which we came and in which we will return!.....:-}


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I can so relate to this poem ahorseback. I have written many poems about the sea, for she has washed away many sadnesses and hurts and helped heal my heart. Being alone with the sea lapping around me induces feelings and a special calm that I could not put into words.

This is an amazing poem of your feelings put into words.

Voted up all the way.


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I can so relate to this poem ahorseback. I have written so many poems about the sea. So many times has she washed away my pain and hurt and given me calm. As I stand with waves lapping around me I am filled with such feelings that I could never put into words.

Being alone with just the ocean for company and a gentle breeze the only reminder that you I am still of this earth.

This poem is full of feeling, tremendous and heartfelt.

Voted up all the way.


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tlpoague 5 years ago from USA

A beautiful piece of poetry! Sometimes riding the waves helps to forget those busy demands that are always nagging. It is a reminder of how beautiful the little things are. Awesome!


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VioletSun 5 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

The ocean has been my emotional and spiritual healer at certain times in my life. It's amazing how Nature can often be so deeply soothing. Beautiful poem to read before I go off to sleep. :)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

VioletSun , Yes Sometimes I wonder if there are those of us who just need more spiritual healing than others . So many seem oblivious to it all. And yet perhaps its just our way of feeding the yearnings we already have ? Either way it works for me !....I love the ocean so much that I must get to the northwest one day . That is the ultimate "sea" trip!......:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Tlpoague , Thank you for that , Yes go , go now!lol.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Rosemay , I agree comepletely , hopefully you live closer to the sea than I do now! Thank you in sharing !.....:-}


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

You didn't have to approve both... I thought the first one hadn't been submitted. Lol.

I used to live right on the beach but about 45 mins drive away now. You can dream even if your can't get there. :-)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Rosemay , Yes dreams are okay with me ! My life has been a little too dreamy ! I took it that two comments was your way of giving much approval!..LOL....seriously , I live now over three hours from the coast . And miss it greatly!.....The mountains though , are as beautiful in their own way.....:-}


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

You see now , Rosemay , you messed me up! I though two comments was extra approval ! lol....


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Mahua Thank you so much , sit there when you're smiling as well ! For me !, I want to go too!....:-}


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Ah well yes you deserved two comments for this one. Sorry I messed you up.

Enjoy your mountains.... :-)

P.S I lost my internet for 24 hours hence late reply.


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Rosemay, Thank you my friend , It sounds like you can get to the sea easily ! Lets go !...:-}


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Rosemay50 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

I'll pick you up in 15 minutes... :-)


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Ok , I have my bucket and shovel , umbrella and floatie!....:-}


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

beautifully written and so tranquil is the ocean , becomming one with it perhaps another story , i loved this piece , you paint such a brilliant picture ,that for a brief moment i was sitting at the base of the lighthouse thingy on the shore ,in the photo , this was great and i voted it up as such !:) greatjob!


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ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you so much Jami , for sharing , for caring , I needed that!....:-}

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