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Sanctity by the Sea

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Sanctity by the Sea

“Searching for personal exoneration, I found …”



A refuge by the sea was calling to me With dark clouds above a heart forsaking love It drew me in despite guilt and sin A sympathetic sanctuary inviting as wind behind my back biting Safe from the storms of my past solitary reflection at last Each move I make now without falter my strength is renewed at this altar I confess, I pray, I am forgiven my doubts released in this heavenly haven I rise, I turn, I walk back through its door into a sunset so serene gracing the shore Walking with lighter steps, my soul now open cleansing of spirit allows me to live and love again I look back but once to where I’ve been And see my visit with faith really came from within I reached inside myself to find harmony of both my body and mind Now I wander with belief in me thanks to my ethereal encounter by the sea
Written by Shani Fassbender For the contest "The Church by the Ocean" Date written: September 23, 2011

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  1. Date: 11/24/2012 9:07:00 PM
    Great imagery here Shani, savor your spiritual awakening. Blessings, Carl

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 1:36:00 PM
    love it great write Shani

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:06:00 PM
    The sea sure does make you feel close to God! Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 4:41:00 PM
    Shani, love the image ,,,enjoyed stopping by once again ;-)~ Hope you are having a joyous holiday. Take care ~PD

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 2:21:00 PM
    ..the works of mysterious ways..Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/17/2012 1:55:00 PM
    Beautiful rhyme,Shani.A true pleasure to read a poem with such wonderful flow.Have a peaceful Saturday! Take Care..Arild

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 8:35:00 AM
    Magnificant write. Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 7:54:00 PM
    missing u Shani..hope all is well and u will return soon luv..

  1. Date: 11/25/2011 7:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win. Well done!

  1. Date: 11/23/2011 9:56:00 PM
    Your words in this beautiful poem could renew faith. Thank you for sharing this astounding piece.

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 9:44:00 PM
    lovely rhyme Shani, congrats on your win

  1. Date: 10/6/2011 2:08:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Something About The Ocean That's Just So Soothing My Dear Precious Shaynee! *^_^* I Can Vision Your Beauty Strolling Alongst The Shore With The Wind Whispering Sweetly Unto Your Loveliness *^_^* Ahhhh ~ Beautiful Painting, My Dear!” === My Love Always, Jasper *

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 9:26:00 PM
    A lovely poem, Shani. Congrats on your win and thank you for your kind comments. Kim

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 7:58:00 PM
    A lovely poem and expression of faith. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 5:15:00 PM
    Congrats Shani on a wonderful well deserved win with this enchanting entry luv..

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 10:56:00 AM
    Beautifully written Shani. Congratulations

  1. Date: 10/5/2011 8:24:00 AM
    Great work in the contest. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 10/4/2011 1:40:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Shani in "The Church By The Ocean" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 4:55:00 PM
    Nice poem Shani. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 9/29/2011 12:51:00 PM
    Congratulations onn the win in the contest of P.D., Shani

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