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Broken Shells

Updated on September 18, 2011
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Hugging my knees and digging my heels into the sand

I watch as the waves crash on the beach

And am reminded that you once called me a force of nature

Perhaps like a hurricane, tornado or earthquake

But I think not

I believe

I am

More like the gentle wave that rushes to the sandy beach

Sculpting the curve of the shoreline

A force of nature that seeks not to recklessly destroy

But rather to shape and polish the objects in my path

Like broken shells

Or hearts

Like mine

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      Drjacki 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks so much for all the kind remarks.

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      Poetic Fool 6 years ago

      This poem expresses such a beautiful sentiment; to have a powerful effect in a slow, methodic, gentle way. Wonderful! Welcome to HubPages, Drjacki. I look forward to more from you.

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      Brandonwm80 6 years ago from Columbus Ohio

      nice poem, well spoken .

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      Veronica Roberts 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Nice poem, and the picture fits well. Welcome to Hubpages! Best of luck to you!

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      Veronica Roberts 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Nice poem, and the picture fits well. Welcome to Hubpages! Best of luck to you!

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      Suzette Walker 6 years ago from Taos, NM

      Welcome to hubpages. What a beautiful poem. It comes just at the right time for me. I can relate to this. The gentle wave "sculpting the curve of the shoreline." Beautiful image. I voted this up!