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Beside the Sea (poem)

Updated on June 27, 2015

He leaves his worries there beside the sea

Where every wave invites him to come in

Each passing tide a new one will begin

And with the sand becomes a memory

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Soft melody begins his mind to spin

Warm breezes call to set his spirit free

To swim again inside of ecstasy

Forgotten moments wonder where he’s been

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Remembering those precious moments when

An ember of a kiss brought sheer delight

And where was he when feelings had to go

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Some memories where far more sweeter then

But where was he when she walked back insight

Beside the sea with hope that she might show

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      The Examiner-1 2 years ago

      You have written another amazing one Martin. Although it sounds like another suicide, it does sound as if he may have second thoughts about it. I voted it up, shared and pinned it.

      Kevin

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      Robert E Smith 2 years ago from Rochester, New York

      I have been an avid fan of the ocarina since I first heard it play. It has been popular in Asia for many years since it's rediscovery quite a few years ago. Many of the professional players mimic birdsong into their pieces so in an interlude in a rest of the song they play what sounds like a loon in the marsh or a jay or sparrow. I have also been visiting websites and practicing making the sounds with my instrument. I just learned that while humans can only sound one note at a time with our voiceboxes, birds have two voice sources in their throat and can sound simultaneously or somewhat overlapping or one then the other. So I am trying to nail down an easy species first. Of course the loon is first but even the loon is not a cinch to do. This article has been fun. Bob.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, again, Bob ... I just love your poetic comments here. Me too, as I just love the sweet sound of song birds. I so loved when we lived by the sea and the serenity of it all would just take me away. I can hear those dry autumn leaves singing on the tree in the wind. Thank you for these lovely images you have painted.

      God bless you

      Mh, see what you have inspired here : )

      Hugs to all

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      Robert E Smith 2 years ago from Rochester, New York

      It is so fascinating to me, the little things that are so powerful to the human soul. The sound of water lapping on the seashore, birds tweeting on the internet (just kidding). Thank you Faith Reaper. I have had much time in my life alone to consider blessings of the Lord. I began a long time ago to thank God for powerful things like that and birds and one of my very favorite powerful sounds- dry autumn leaves still on the tree singing in the wind. That sound is a symphony to my ears. Bob.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, no body,

      Your comment here is beautiful. We lived by the ocean when my husband was stationed in Florida for four years and I sure did get spoiled with water everywhere.

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      Robert E Smith 2 years ago from Rochester, New York

      Water has a way of making all thought fluid. It is insistent and barely beckoning at the same time. It is powerful and yet gentle. The sounds of the water washes clean the jumble of thoughts that tangle our minds into a damaging kaleidoscope of busy wasted energy. All that's left are the memories pure and unfettered that can now fill the emptiness that a clogged full life can create. I have only seen the ocean once when I was a child but I have been many times to the lake and listened to the lapping whispers of hushed serene splendor speaking to me and pulling all the tension away. It is a power that is felt and appreciated by far too few people. I loved the imagery here voted up and awesome. Bob.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi again, MH,

      Since you are always sharing lovely music and poetry with us, I thought I would share this one being it reminds me of your poem here by the sea.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CmadmM5cOk

      Blessings

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      I love sitting by the sea and letting my spirit and thoughts go where they will. It's such a free feeling.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Lovely...is all I can say.

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      Audrey Selig 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Mh - I love the sea, and this poem tugs at my heart. The water's waves with moon or sun shining. and trees in the distance create a feeling of romance. I painted pictures in my mind while reading y9ur winning words. Thanks for sharing your poetic talent. Sharing. Blessings, Audrey

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh ...makes me wish I still lived by the sea.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Dear Mh, this is perfect. Some of my sweetest and most beautiful memories/experiences in life were just sitting by the sea, so serene in every way.

      And that song is truly lovely and relaxing and perfect, again, for gives that one that peace and serenity feeling of being by the sea.

      Up++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Thank you for this beautiful piece this day. I will come back to this one many times to enjoy your poetry and music choice.

      God bless you