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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.




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Robyn97 said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 12:07 pm:
So fun! I enjoyed every second reading this.
 
thetruthishere94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 1:38 pm :
thank you so much for reading! :)
 
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BrightBurningCampeadorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 2:10 pm:
This poem is wonderful! it's a nice break from the doom and gloom poems I usually find on teenink.
 
BrightBurningCampeadorThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 2:11 pm :
Oh, and could you check out and comment on some of my work?
 
thetruthishere94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 12:40 am :
yes I will! Thanks for your comment! Sorry i didn't respond sooner, I was gone for a few days.
 
Bill M. replied...
Aug. 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm :
Honestly I'm jealous.  You have some incredible work, and I'm excited to keep reading it.  I feel like you've really distinguished yourself as a writer here on TeenInk now and set yourself apart from the "whiny break-up teens" and are now a beautiful and rhythmic writer.  So pumped to read more!
 
TheGirlWithNoFaceThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Aug. 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm :
This is a truly beautiful piece of work, the imagery is just amazing. I love the way you were able to put the whole feeling of rhythm into it, instead of just the rhythm itself. It, unlike many things I have read, does not seem forced at all. Keep up the great writing!
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm :
I really liked this, I liked the repeating lines especially.
 
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