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The Ocean Waves to Me

July 10, 2011
By thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.


The ocean waves to me saying,
Hello, do you like the blues?
I bob my head to the beat saying,
Yes, I do do do do do.
I see palm trees swayin’ along
To the beach’s traditional song saying,
We like those tunes,
Too too too too too.

The cliffs rock the seashore
Asking us if we want to hear more
We bang our heads to the foamy strums
As tides crash onto the rock stars’ drums
The footprints left in the sand
Tap their toes along with band saying,
Oh yeah, Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo.

At the end of the day I was sad to see
The high tides of groupies leave
The spotlight was heading down beneath
The horizon, but that doesn’t mean
That the ocean’s dramatic melodies
Will ever stop playing under the sea

Before I go home from this harmonious place
I remember to put a few sand dollars into the musicians’ case
Making sure they know how much I appreciate
The talented entertainment of this date
I scoop up all the notes that I’ve heard today
Put them inside to stowaway
‘Til they come uncorked and start to play
Message for the next one who’s come to get away saying,
Now the ocean’s song is for
You you you you you.


The author's comments:
A day at the beach and I could not help but feel a rhythm. I got inspired by the sounds. Also, i put tons of play-on-words into this poem. I hope you can catch the double-meanings of words. I hope you enjoy this light-hearted poem!

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on Jul. 20 2011 at 8:30 pm
followingTHISheart BRONZE, Glendale, Ny, New York
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Favorite Quote:
&When the world is Tumbling down: iWill be the one you wish was still around.

this is beautiful ; really likeeee the flow of it.

M.Lizeth GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 8:18 pm
M.Lizeth GOLD, Santa Fe Springs, California
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Favorite Quote:
My heart is blind, that so it can love the soul that is too bright for the eyes to see.

Let me say, first of all, that this poem had me tapping my foot. You made it so that I could /feel/ the beat of the music as you described it, and even picture the beach as you painted it. This is a really beautiful and fun poem, and you have a gift. Keep writing! (:

on Jul. 19 2011 at 2:38 pm
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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I like how happy & cute it is!

on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:38 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

thank you so much for reading! :)

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 12:07 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 340 comments

Favorite Quote:
*beepbeep*
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

So fun! I enjoyed every second reading this.

on Jul. 18 2011 at 12:40 am
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

yes I will! Thanks for your comment! Sorry i didn't respond sooner, I was gone for a few days.

on Jul. 13 2011 at 2:11 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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Oh, and could you check out and comment on some of my work?

on Jul. 13 2011 at 2:10 pm
BrightBurningCampeador PLATINUM, Portland, Oregon
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This poem is wonderful! it's a nice break from the doom and gloom poems I usually find on teenink.


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