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Ocean

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The salty air stings the inside of my throat.
What a lovely day.
I walk along the edge of the tide,
The sand burrows between my toes.
I smile at the ocean.
Hello, friend.

As I inch toward the water,
It comes to me, washing my feet.
A shiver runs up my spine.
The water runs back, afraid of my reaction.
Come back.

Oh, Ocean dear,
I hope you never leave.
You are like my lover,
Your soft touch leaves me dizzy.
You make my knees feel weak.
Please stay,
My dear Ocean.

I walk farther into the shadowy depths.
My breath comes and leaves softy.
Once again, the ocean comes to me.
And my breath leaves suddenly.
What a strange feeling,
To be mesmerized.

Up to my knees now,
I know I cannot go much farther,
For I will surely die.
But my legs will not stop,
The ocean calls my name, and I respond.
Just a little farther…





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kennedy302 said...
May 11, 2009 at 3:13 pm
This poem is great! It is descriptive and thoughtful.
 
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