The Tides of our Lives (a poem of contemplation)

Rolling in...then out...the tides...
Rolling in...then out...the tides...
The night tides roll out...
The night tides roll out...
We, amid the winds of change...
We, amid the winds of change...
bounty of the tides...
bounty of the tides...
Tides bring life...
Tides bring life...


The gifting tides roll in, as all our lives to begin,

Every hungry soul, and of a spirit, each is given,

Now every one to live, ours, in all our dedication

We, to give a record of each, that is so striven.


The morning tide, warming, such a welcomed one,

The life forces, all so widely spread, this in its gift,

All life is quenched, to provide for a thirsty earth,

In its fertile bed, as each ship of life is set adrift.


Is reliable, in its motions never to cease, the tide,

A dependable benefactor, in its waves, so strong,.

By each morning to come in, evening to withdraw,

Sea birds feed and to accompany, in their song.


The cooling tides roll out, their bounty strewn about,

Starfish brightly shine, as stars in a nighttime, brine.

Sea shells, blue and pink, so pale, each a story to tell,

A fondness, etched in waiting sands, warm moonshine.






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Tides of our lives...
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bravewarrior 2 years ago from Central Florida

Another beauty, whonu. Even without the photos, your words paint a colorful picture.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you and blessings. whonu


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Bidd Waxx 2 years ago from Wisconsin

You did great with this poem, the tides, shells, starfish, and all life; reading poems coinciding with the ocean sounds (is) very genuine.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for your kind words my friend and blessings to you and yours on this fine Fall day. whonu


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Love it!


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you my dear friend. Blessings. whonu


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. Thanks you for the journey to the beautiful sea. Passing this on.


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

Thank you and blessings. whonu


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whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States Author

You are inspiring in your kindness and support. Thank you so much. whonu

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