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Sitting On The Shores Of Life.

Updated on September 11, 2013

Welcome to one and all !!

As many of you know a couple if weeks ago a very dear friend who had actually been my English teacher at school advised me that as well as writing these positive and happy poems I should also write some every now and then on the pain and sadness of life.

This I did a couple of weeks ago and I was amazed at the wonderful comments. One of the best was from a dear friend I have made through HubPages who actually told me that because I had only spoken of positives she now found that she could not connect with me fully. She had felt lacking as she felt pain and I didn't seem to feeling any.

Also I think that unknowingly I had set myself on a pedestal where I was the happy one permanently; what ever sadness and bleakness I felt I worked out at home without sharing with you all on here.

So you can now understand just how much DJs comment meant to me.

I hope you enjoy today's hub.

A ferocious

wave crashes


the shores of life ;

my heart recoils

in clear determination

horizons charred

from unrelenting


The lashings

cause wheals silent

and deadly !!!

My heart a pendulum

ebbing and flowing

happy and sad

Misty horizons

how I long for sunshine

for one moment in time.

The spraying stinging salt water



on each open wound .

My heart a slave

and never a shelter;

gripped in life's


Estuaries of life !!Which one is ours to decide.


Let us retrace

back to the days

of choices .

When the sea was younger !!!

With many estuaries

promising new beginnings !!!

Do I believe ?

Do I trust ?

Do I fight against


intravenous poison ?

Or do I hide away?

That early river once again beckons.

Which estuary for me ??

"Wearily she'll flow along

Into estuaries she'll divide

These are the rivers of life

Which one is ours to decide."

A choice so clear

but is my mind strong?

Will I eternally cower


raw emotions?

A continuous journey

of ebbing and flowing

each tide so cruel so grim ?

A path once so blurred

on life's horizon

lifting that grey mist

once merciless in its threats !!

Lifting a heart

cowering in life's

bleak caves ??

Thrown about

will I find shelter from life's wrath

from threats

from salt laced terrors.

A decision I alone can make.

Then daylight breaks

and slithers of sunshine

awakens a heart once numb.

Blue skies gently caress

each soft white cotton wool cloud.

Eyes open in sheer delight

as the sea rests

a blue calm oasis of wonder !!!

Rock pools

wondrously glisten


each magical wonder to enchant.

Each heart so afraid

absorbs this awakening

heartbeats a clear

sonnet of

True love.

Seagulls cry

fill hearts with wonder

the gentleness

floats on the ebb and flow.

Young children explore

those twinkling rock pools of life.

Days so precious

Moments to treasure

Skipping and jumping

their world so bright

from cold to warm

dull to bright

sad to happy !!!




Your world's beauty

Each contrast a lesson

Happiness a sweet treasure trove

To accept, expect and appreciate

A world so desperate for love

Fight for your path through life

A path so true




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    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Blossom your words as always so appreciated.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you also shara63 and your comment so greatly appreciated.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Pamela your words mean the world.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you DJ ;and how treasured it is to from great friendships through our writing. Not one of my friends who I see now and again would be able to tell me what you did .

      I have to tell you a little story here .

      When I was married to my ex I lived a life of being a wife and mother and nothing else. I had to be a GOOD mother ;besides this my ex would not allow me to gout with friends or anything. As you know I left him in 2002 and started going out now and again with friends. My daughter Erin who was then about 11yrs said to me one day "I am glad you go out now; I thought you were a bit strange before because all my friends mothers went out and had fun."

      I had thought that I was going to be presented with a trophy for being a great Mum when all the time my daughter thought I was strange. This makes me chuckle today , many years later.

      Thank you again DJ and have a great day,.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you so very much Deb your words are so appreciated. Have a wonderful day.


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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      6 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Eddy, this is so beautiful, and I love happy endings.

    • shara63 profile image


      6 years ago from Delhi

      'Each night has a morning'.. thats the philosophy of life... and you have portrayed this through beautiful verses in your poem, perfectly...congrats Eiddwen!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      This is such a beautiful poem with the ending that was happy. I loved the part where daylight breaks and eyes open in sheer delight. All the verses are unique and so beautiful. God bless you Eddy. You bring such joy into our lives.

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      DJ Anderson 

      6 years ago

      How odd! I have been on and off my computer several times today.

      Your hub, just popped up. The first thing I thought was that it is in the

      middle of the night in Wales. What on earth is Eddy doing up publishing, at this time of night?! It is 8:00 PM, Eastern time, it would be after midnight in Wales!

      I thought, "Oh good! I'll be the first to make a comment. I'll beat out all those West coast folks, for sure."

      Eddy, I was blown away that you make reference to me and to our talk.

      But, you are correct. I could not find a bond with someone who's life

      was so perfect. I do write about many sad things. It just happens to be

      what moves my heart, or that which the creative side leans toward.

      This hub is exquisite. You speak of the pain that many of us feel at some point in our lives. 'The raw emotions...thrown about...on salt laced seas.'

      We are not asking for pity or feelings of sorrow, we are asking for validation.

      Husbands, when us wives complain about a hard day at work we are not suggesting that you take matters into your own hands and go beat up our boss. We only need a kind word of validation.

      Eddy, you did a perfectly wonderful job to bring the story around to making the decision to 'chose the beautiful world'. You gave key word like sunny shores, sparkling pool of water and cherishing the love in your life. It is truly a marvelous hub with profound poems and amazing pictures.

      That is what I call, a great hub, my friend.

      A little affirmation gives a lot of validation. :-)



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      Deb Hirt 

      6 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      In the short time that I have known you, your poetry has improved TREMENDOUSLY. You are showing more emotion, disposing of more poisons from your soul. You are coming onto a dawn of a new era.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much seafarer Mama and so greatly appreciated. Have a wonderful day.


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      Karen A Szklany 

      6 years ago from New England

      The wonder and hope beyond the horizons of pain shine through this poem, Eddy.

      Your writing here embraces both the shadows and the light of life. When misfortune hits, we must look that much more closely at what we cherish....and so wonderfully has such embracing of life been expressed here.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much janetwrites.


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      Janet Giessl 

      6 years ago from Georgia country

      Wonderful writing here. I always love reading your poems. Thank you for sharing.

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      So nice to see you back on here Michelle. I know only too well how life gets in the way and I have also every now and again not been able to visit HPs. So nice when we return though and everyone gives you such a warm welcome back!!!Thanks again for this wonderful comment and I look forward to following you too..


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much kidscrafts for those kind and caring comment and here's to many more for us both to share on here.


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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Beautiful. Thank you so much for writing this. I have been off for a little while, this is the first one I have read for a very lone time.

      Voted up.

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      6 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      We each have our own way to deal with pain and it's OK. What is important, is to write as you feel because than you will be true with yourself. If you prefer to write about positive things it's good for people who need to read positive thoughts. Negative thoughts pull me down so I try to stay positive as much as possible!

      May be for you, writing mainly positive things is like a balm to soothe the pain of your childhood.

      Thanks for sharing, Eddy! It's always a pleasure to read you!

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Oh thank you for this wonderful comment ocfireflies and here's wishing you a wonderful day too.


    • ocfireflies profile image


      6 years ago from North Carolina

      Every time it is as if I say this one is my favorite, and here again, I want to say this ONE is my FAVORITE! Voted +++/Shared.

      Have a stunning and peaceful day,


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Your comment D.A.L. means so very much and here's to so many more hubs for us both to share on here.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      As always Billy thank you so very much your comments always appreciated. Thanks


    • D.A.L. profile image


      6 years ago from Lancashire north west England


      Hi Eddy once again you have produced an astonishing work. It is always a pleasure to find new work you have produced, I am never disappointed. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I have found that listening to DJ is great advice. :) She was right on. I found myself about six months ago settling in a niche where I tried to rally the troops and change the about what was wrong....never about what was right.....I am a better writer than that, and so are you.



    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Shauna.


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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I love a happy ending. I'm glad you brought light from the darkness. Just as you did in life, Eddy!

    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so very much Jackie your words so greatly appreciated.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      You are so very welcome Janine; and here's wishing you a great day with your wonderful family too.


    • Eiddwen profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Wales

      Thank you so much Lisa your words mean a great deal as always. Have a great day.


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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I know we all get so much from this. From your heart and soul to ours. God bless you, Eddy. Up and shared and you deserve so much more.

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Absolutely beautiful and you are right I love all aspects of your writing and poetry. Thanks as always Eddy for sharing and wishing you a wonderful day now!

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      6 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      "Rock pools

      wondrously glisten


      each magical wonder to enchant."

      WONDERFUL WRITING! Funny I am always struggling to be upbeat and you had to make an effort to the down beat. You were very successful! Voting up and sharing! GREAT JOB!


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