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In a Heartbeat

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In a Heartbeat

I drove down to Virginia to a place I was before
Stared out at the horizon, waves crashing against the shore
And dreamed of days long past 
Wishing I could sail once more
Feel the salty breeze against my face
Not knowing what I was looking for
The dreams I carry in my heart, they help me feel whole
Remembering nights out on the ocean just tear apart my soul
A voice called Sailor, come on home
To the life that you once knew
Set your sails, get underway
For a sea of Caribbean blue
I close my eyes, dream again, and my knees they feel weak
Taste the salt in the air as the tears roll down my cheek
In a heartbeat I would sail those waters standing on the bow
Bridges burnt so long ago, too late to rebuild them now
The sun sinking on the horizon, it is the end of day
The peaceful scene brings back the urge
To pack up and sail away
As I turn to leave, a few miles out, a white dog passes by
Sea gulls flying overhead, I stop and wonder why
It's 6PM, I walk away as I hear the four bells chime
Tonight I'll dream peaceful dreams of another place, another time.

Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr.

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  1. Date: 2/12/2012 8:24:00 AM
    Beautifully written; I feel a wandering spirit looking for adventure in your words Vince. Sometimes it has to be the memory or past dreams that take us where we need to go. Lovely words I read here. Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 2/4/2012 2:38:00 PM
    what a wonderful poem, Vince. really an enjoyable read. harry

  1. Date: 2/2/2012 6:17:00 AM
    This one was very alluring and calming..One of the best that I have read in awhile..I was delighted that you are writing again and on the site...The ocean opens avenues of inspiration for me also..Thanks so much for stopping by..How are you and yours?..I still have a son here who is not well..The dr he saw on Monday changed his med..I hope that this one helps him without hurting him..Sara

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 6:11:00 PM
    Virginia is a long way from the Caribbean, but if you think the ocean looks that good from Virginia, then it must be a good place. You have described it well in this offering with some good rhyming thrown in.

  1. Date: 2/1/2012 6:52:00 AM
    ...........I sailing away Vince,good poem with peace.... - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 9:03:00 PM
    Great poem! I enjoyed reading it.

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 6:14:00 PM
    I think this is beautiful...BG