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The shore Says to the Sun

February 25, 2021
By Winstead BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
Winstead BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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When the rolling, roaring, augmentation of water and life breaks against the shore….

    The sun asks it, ¨don't you ever get tired...of the same thing, day after day after day?¨

The shore thinks for a moment, and then replies: 

     ¨No, because every day it is the same...but nothing else is. 

     The toes that squish into my soft flesh are always changing. Sometimes they are attached to screaming, ecstatic children, sometimes to pensive, white haired couples, sometimes to tired looking parents, stealing a moment away,

     The houses along my broad belly are always changing. The paint colors peeling, or swiped over with a new shining coat. Different towels hanging on the porch, rooms added, sometimes a whole home replaced or left empty,

     The noises that pound into me are always changing. Transistor radios and tinny, crooning songs, to fast-paced rap and the shouts of college kids. The cut glass vowels and sharp words of a governess watching over children up for a day at the shore to the frustrated remonstrations of a parent to their boisterous progeny, 

     Even me...even I am changing. Parts of my flesh trickling away, wrenched away by unwitting travelers who carry me home. 

     So no I don't grow tired of the crash of the waves….it's the same….its everyday….its the routine….its habit…..at least it doesn't change.¨


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on Sep. 16 at 11:41 am
Winstead BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Aww thanks so much!

on Jul. 26 at 12:52 pm
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
When people first meet me, they think I'm really shy, but by the time they get to know me they wonder how the illusion of shyness ever came around!

I love this poem, it is so unlike all the other ones I have read on here (in a good way). I hope you can do more work on here 🙃

on Mar. 26 at 7:44 pm
Winstead BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Okay now I have to read it! That sounds so interesting-I can't not read a story about a serial killer and a wolf!!

on Mar. 24 at 6:57 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"

bet you didfnt get thru a quarter of ine. th only stuff that really sticks out as being ultimitly worthwhile tho is interwoven wolves... which is like 23 very long posts at this point. mmmmmm but i have soooo much time to explore characters.... and plan her death... altho i already did. at the end of the 4th section i belive she will die. or maybe ill do one more. the point is, she dies, frost kills her, galaxy geives, and everyone lives miserably ever after. well, echo turns into a constilation of an owl. and frost is the alpha, so maybe shes happy? and galaxy might end up killing her physcopath dad, so she probably isn't happy. (echo was human but then turned into something else, frost is half wolf, galaxy is half lion and her dad is a serial killer but the leader of the pride.) and since you probably wont read it, why not just say it? galaxy and echo are actually sisters.

on Mar. 9 at 12:32 pm
Winstead BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Haha! I read rain-I loved it!! Don't doubt yourself-besides-sometimes depressing poetry is good!

on Mar. 4 at 9:24 am
CrystalMelody GOLD, X, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"um?"-me ;9

exept maybe rain but i dont know whats going on there.

on Mar. 4 at 9:24 am
CrystalMelody GOLD, X, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"um?"-me ;9

not sure thats a good idea. for some reason all my poetry is the most depressing thing I'll ever read.

on Mar. 2 at 8:29 am
Winstead BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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True:)) Thanks for the comment/compliment! I will go read y´alls stuff now too!

on Mar. 1 at 8:49 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)
And the words I say most often: "Where was I?"

positive literally means a good thing(:

on Mar. 1 at 10:06 am
Winstead BRONZE, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Is that a good thing?

on Feb. 28 at 9:05 pm
CrystalMelody GOLD, X, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"um?"-me ;9

thats so positive