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The Boy And The Sea (poem)

Updated on December 13, 2015

A boy once ran beside the tide at play

For him the currents were his only friend

And his friend would welcome in each day

With the richest gifts which it could send


Just as his tale should happily subside

A princess to his eyes came floating down

To walk beside his friend there in the tide

And swept the boy away with her to town


Devotion of the ocean was aroused

It shared its tortured spirit with the wind

They tore through spaces once the living housed

Not even shattered lives made pain rescind


And as the living waded with the dead

The lives and dreams there taken by the sea

They heard a feeling floating through their head

So glad to have you once again with me


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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      Life giveth and life taketh. The ocean teems with life, but can be cruel as well. Such is life.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Any poem involving the sea is a winner with me. I love this one.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      The sea is indeed a fickle friend, jealous of the land. Great poem and a wonderful angle on how strong are the elements and what havoc they can cause.