Turn To The Ocean (poem)

I turned to the ocean one sun filled day

The kiss of the breeze alive with its spray

There all of life’s problems drifted away

Here it held my heart alive in its play


The wonder of all was in its display

Each crystal blue wave caused my mind to stray

Her whispers to me my soul must obey

A promise which time will soon cast astray


The cool mist of fog again comes my way

Who was this stranger who by me did lay

As darkness of my night again on me fell

And to this present hell I now awoke


A cell of walls and smoke and thoughts unclear

What fell upon that beach I still don’t know

This well I’m in does everything consume

Perhaps the ocean of my dreams will tell

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kj force 3 years ago from Florida

Mhatter99....sounds like the beach you were at had some septic drainage...or chemical run off... your words..." a cell of walls and smoke, this well I'm in does everything consume "..? did I miss something ?

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Turn To The Ocean, such a beautifully written poem the ocean opens your dreams

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Martin, a beautiful poem, there is something so very magical about the ocean and the video is enchantingly beautiful.

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

Very contemplative, Martin. Nice!

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DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Disturbing thoughts, my friend.

Each life has followed a different path. But, we are a Hub; together, supportive. We listen, sometimes never sure of the emotions behind the words. But, each day, we come back to listen, to learn, to feel a tighter bond.

Have a good day, Martin.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Sounds like the Jersey Shore, promising and sad at the same time.

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Joanne M Olivieri 3 years ago

You have completely touched my soul with this poem. It reaches to me like nothing else. The ebb and flow are fantastic. Voted up!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Wonderful Martin and voted up as always.


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Martin..The ocean beckons me daily...

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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

This is an interesting poem, Martin. I love the way the atmosphere changes from serene beauty in the first part to a frightening scene in the second part.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and beautiful. The oceans can bring us to our dreams. Enjoyed and passing this on.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

The restless ocean can guide our thoughts and dreams. Interesting poem.

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DREAM ON 3 years ago

The oceans poem took me away.

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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

This is a great poem Martin.

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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Dreams will give one the truth, if you listen hard enough.

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Dancing Water 3 years ago

A haunting, melancholy poem that evokes images of love betrayed for me. Being in love can feel like being swept up in beauty and bliss, very much the way one can feel when one is near the sea. But then all of a sudden you are swept up in the violent turbulence that the sea__and romantic love__can visit upon you, and life feels like a harrowing, dangerous place. As you so aptly express at the denouement of your poem, ones vision (dream) can lead one out of the abyss. How true. Profound and moving.

Just my impression of your beautiful poem...



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picklesandrufus 3 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

A very interesting poem...beauty and betrayal of the ocean and of love. Nice work!

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