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Ebb and flow

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Ebb and flow

 As I walk along the sandy shore
And watch the waves go to and fro
And then return and go no more
Yet come again and ebb and flow
  The timeless rhythm of the sea
   Always will amaze me

That  rivers  always finds their way to sea
with no maps  to guide them  as they go
Yet  end in the ocean as they flow
Never fails to amaze me

That a monarch butterfly 
migrates  thousands of miles over land and sea
through windy skies it flutters by
A natural mystery 
That always will  amaze me

Joseph May
2 - 16-  13

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Joseph.....Donna

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 8:31:00 PM
    It is true. We live in an amazing world. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:43:00 PM
    Joseph, CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:24:00 AM
    The wonders and mystery......we can never tire of the small and large miracles that surround us! I love the ebb and flow of this beautiful poem! Congratulations!

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:56:00 PM
    Nice work, Joseph. Sherese

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 12:09:00 AM
    It is amazing, all these precious things that we take for granted, Joseph. Funny how I wrote a children's book about the Monarch Butterfly and it's mystery of survival against all odds! Amazing! Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:41:00 AM
    and yes what amazes me is your poetry.

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 11:58:00 AM
    Love it, and I agree with Jack! Well penned my dear poet friend

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 7:15:00 PM
    There are so many things that amaze in this beautiful big old world! A nice write my friend!

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 4:10:00 PM
    Hi, Joseph, thanks for your recent comments. Waiting for new poetry from your pen!

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Beautiful write, Joseph..you happen to mention all the things I enjoy so much...the beach, the ocean, and the Monarch Butterfly! If this is for a contest, my very best wishes!

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 7:07:00 AM
    Thank you Joseph ...... beautiful poem !! - Have a lovely Sunday, just relax enjoy the day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 2/17/2013 7:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Anne... you too.....hugs
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 10:18:00 PM
    You did a very nice job with this one, I enjoyed reading it.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 2/17/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Richard
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 9:03:00 PM
    this is a very good entry to the contest, Joseph!!! I think you chose some great topics: the sea, river and butterfly and all the lines so nicely rhymed.

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 2/17/2013 7:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Andrea
  1. Date: 2/16/2013 4:34:00 PM
    These lines amaze me....beautiful

    May Avatar Joseph May
    Date: 2/17/2013 7:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Donna