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Life's a Beach

I seek a dip in the ocean
Its cold, aggressive waters are therapy
It seems all of my troubles can slip away
With the rift of the turbulent sea

Walking across the warm sand
Its texture both heals and wounds
Reshaping and softening the skin
Working its way into every groove

That initial lick of ocean froth
As innocent as a salty kiss
Betrays the nature of its icy embrace
And the magnitude of the abyss

The current is stronger than I am
I am tossed and thrown about
At times I am not sure I will wind up
At the surface or be pulled down!

But once beyond the sluicing waves
I am in a paradise of tranquility
Alone, awakened and restored
I swim until the shore can barely be seen

Once home, the ocean scent lingers
Perfuming my hair and dreams
And as I nap, I am carried back
To the lullabye of the sea

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  1. Date: 4/12/2011 7:10:00 PM
    RENEE!!!!!!!! And thank you so much for the warm welcome. I wrote this one just on a whim and I've been pleasantly surprised by the positive response.

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 6:10:00 AM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your creative poetry .. I am a beach baby so luv hot weather and beach always.. hope your time on P.S. will be fun and filled with sharing with luv..

  1. Date: 4/12/2011 4:53:00 AM
    I would like to welcome you to PoetrySoup Mindy. Please keep writing and sharing your poetry. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/11/2011 7:19:00 PM
    Absolutely fantastic! I love this. I had no idea you were so poetic. I just stab at this stuff. You've got a knack :)