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From an Ocean View

Updated on December 10, 2011
Sunset at the beach. Photo taken by Sam.
Sunset at the beach. Photo taken by Sam.

The sailors know like desperate souls

as lonely as the night

through thick and thin

on separate ends

I’m helpless in your eyes.

And my whisper shows no mercy.

And my thoughts get caught in lies,

for the ocean knows as plain as snow

in likeness as despair.

The Sun it speaks my language,

yet I haven’t got a clue.

I haven’t got a thing in life

except a point of view.

Like rock and stone; overthrown.

An hour does not matter.

On distant plains that call in vain

as if the night were still.

My thoughts could fade away;

sail on distant waves.

The road no longer holds the truth

from an ocean view.

© 2010 Terry Fatland


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      Terry Fatland 5 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you andsoforth. I'm glad you liked it.

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      andsoforth 5 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Very nice...

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      Terry Fatland 6 years ago from Southern California

      Thank you mljdgulley. I appreciate the kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed the pictures as well. I enjoy finding pictures to accompany my writings.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts.


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      mljdgulley354 6 years ago

      This is a beautiful poem and I loved the pictures you picked to go with it.