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My Old Friend The Sea.

Updated on February 5, 2015

Feelings of being back home.

How wonderful to see the waves again,

The powerful waves of the sea,

They gently lap upon the shore.......

But don´t be fooled.......

They can do much more.


Eroding the cliffs over centuries,

The landscape changing shape,

Because of the mighty power,

Magnificent power of the waves.

The sound of the crashing water,

sends shivers down my spine,

It seems a long time,

my old friend, the sea,,

But each time I watch you,

brings a new memory,


Here, the sky may be grey,

and you´re not so blue,

Not enough sun to sparkle

on you.

But you are still YOU,

My old friend , the sea.

I´m so happy to see you

Wherever you may be........

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  • Dim Flaxenwick profile imageAUTHOR

    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi there CelebrateUSA

    Thank you for that interesting quote from JFK. I had't heard it before.

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    Ken Kline 

    5 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

    "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    5 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you for your comment, Monis Mas.

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    Aga 

    5 years ago

    Inspiring... I love the sea, but also powerful water can be so terrifying...

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Cheers fr the comment, ImKarn23,

    repulses you??? Wow. Quite a strong word for the beautiful oceans.

    I fear it, sometimes as much as I love it.

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    Karen Silverman 

    6 years ago

    The sea both draws me in and repulses me..

    i stand in great awe of it and the amazing secrets it holds..

    great poem..

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hello travel man1971

    I truly appreciate your comment on this poem.

    The oceans are one of the most powerful, ye romantic things on earth to me.

    Thank you again.

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    Ireno Alcala 

    6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

    As if I am flowing with the waves as your thoughts spin imagery on how you love the sea.

    Awesome poem!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you Eddy. Have a good day , you too.

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    Eiddwen 

    6 years ago from Wales

    Wonderful and beautiful; thanks for sharing Dim and enjoy your day.

    Eddy.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you for coming to my page with a lovely comment.

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    Steve West 

    6 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Ahhhh, you weren't kidding about loving the sea. Nicely put, I can smell the salt air now.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thanks for taking the time to comment., Quirinus....

    Enjoy the sea.!

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    Queirdkus Ω Ibidem 

    6 years ago from Sitting on the Rug

    Thanks, Dim. So happy to chance upon your hub just in time before I go back to see my old friend the sea tomorrow. It's so delightful to experience your hub as a synchronistic event with my visit to the sea. Voted up!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi mckbirdbks,

    Thank you for all your support.

    Lovely comment. See you soon over on your page.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Dear Vincent, Thank you for such a beautiful comment , it drew me into a poem of its own.

    Take care.

    Dim

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Hi Jahorner,

    I also love walking along the edge of the shore. I do so miss living close to it.

    Thank you for such a sweet comment.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Helo ImKarn23,

    A beautiful comment, for which I thank you very much.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    I cannot take credit for the photography, but I´m glad you liked my words.

    Always good to see you, acaetnna

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    acaetnna 

    6 years ago from Guildford

    What beautiful words and wonderful photography!

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    Karen Silverman 

    6 years ago

    i adore the sea, altho - i deeply respect it and prefer it from shore - or on a weally big boat! lol..You're so right about it's power and how it molds the world!

    the sound of waves...softly lapping or crashing - is sweet heaven - a tsunami? - not so much!

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    Janhorner 

    6 years ago

    Fantastic poem about the sea. Loved the images. It's strange how the sea, like Vincent has said, seems to captivate most people. I just love walking in the sand and listening to the sea itself.

    Jan

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    Vincent Moore 

    6 years ago

    The sea you see has always been a friend to so many for thousands of reasons as deep as she may be. It draws us to her charm, her ebb and tides and flow. Her crashings on the shores and caresses by the sand that frolic in her touch. Oh to go to the sea is such a delight for all ages. A wonderful scribe my poetic friend, I felt your romance with the sea in this piece.

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    mckbirdbks 

    6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

    Hello Dim. The sea has a powerful voice. I see that it calls you. Very nice.

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Thank you. cleaner3.

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    cleaner3 

    6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

    very beautiful work

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    WOW! I don´t know where to start.!! All these lovely comments.

    Thank you so much billybuc, whonunuwho, starstream,, Sunnie Day, (Yes I have been a bit lost for a while) and thank you Rcrumble

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    Bill Holland 

    6 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Lovely work Dim! So peaceful....so powerful!

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    whonunuwho 

    6 years ago from United States

    Nice work, Dim Flaxenwick, there is something hypnotic about the crashing waves and the sounds made by them. It is a magnetism that the sea seems to have for us all...to beckon us to come and explore and see what is beneath those blue shimmering waters.

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    Dreamer at heart 

    6 years ago from Northern California

    It brings back memories for me of those few brief days each year that I took walks along the seashore. Thanks.

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    Sunnie Day 

    6 years ago

    Hello Dim..my long lost friend...good to see you! Lovely poem..nothing more sweet than the calm of the ocean or the way it makes our senses rise before a storm..Thank you.

    Hugs,

    Sunnie

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    Rich 

    6 years ago from Kentucky

    It's nice to remember the sea has many faces! I used to drive across Mobile Bay every morning. Most times one would never even notice it. However, when hurricanes were close, the fury and power it demonstrated demanded a closer look. Good Job!

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    Dim Flaxenwick 

    6 years ago from Great Britain

    Great to see you. I´ve been haphazard for too long. Must catch up with you and others.

    Thank you so much for the comment.

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    Eiddwen 

    6 years ago from Wales

    Beautiful and so inspiring ;here's to so many more to come.

    Eddy.

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