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Sunsets and Journeys

Poem about beautiful sunsets and the journey of life.

Spent all day walking on the beautiful powdery white beach. Picking
up oceans treasures, scallop shells calico in colors rich and diverse,
conch, coral, cockel, Sand dollar, sea biscuit, lightning welk, snell shells
of every kind. Ocean breakers emerald crashing and rumbling up onto
the porcelain beach. Wade out let it splash all over me so cooling and
refreshing along with ocean breeze. Splash on the face I lick it off,
exquisitely salty. sand Pipers skiddering along, Pelicans and sea gulls
in the indigo sky catching my eye. Such beautiful things my spirit uplifted.
Sun now kissing the ocean in an explosion of colors. I sit down
 to take it all in. Orange, scarlet, green, violet, purple, amber,
 gold, emerald, jasper, amathyst, amber, alibaster and every
 hue inbetween. A glorious feastfor the eye and mind
 to put at ease. Dark now as the golden moon
takes it's Majasties place. What a simply wonderful day.
Giving sigh it's over I could do this forever. Time to go back to my home
in Arkansas. We have beautiful sunsets there as well. Beautiful mountains,
streams, forests, springs, caves, clear lakes await for me to revisit.
The air is clean with a fragrant scent, purple, yellow, orange, lavender,
azure, indigo, cardinal, porcalin, pink and more colors than I can
describe wild flowers frow. Clear blue rivers rush with white roaring 
rapids to float, forests of emerald abundant to explore. Mountains 
treacherous to scale, Hot springs to sooth and heal both body and 
spirit. Diamonds to find, red, champagne, blue, sparkling enchanting 
exquisite. Crystals bound in the mines near the healing hot springs,
amythest, garnets, water crystals, rubies and jasper in georgeous
colors crafted into rings, bracelets, pendants, watch bands and so
many more elegant things. I may never get to return to the beloved 
beaches again in my life, but I still have all these wonderous things
in My Natural Arkansas. However if I am fortunate enough to return to 
the glorious oceans and beaches, I will once again enjoy the treasures,
pleasures, sunsets  to behold so bold and vibrant, more wonderful
memories if it comes to pass. one never knows for certain what lays
ahead down lifes path so onward we go and enjoy each blessing
that the Lord has prepared to us to see. Hopefully we will learn on
this journey to love, care for and share with each other.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2011 7:54:00 PM
    What wonderful picture for the mind to devour. Sounds like a magical place to be in Ark. When I went to Florida, I did all you describe in the first part and your verse brings back so many lovely memories. Amazing and I loved it!

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    Date: 9/13/2011 9:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady Elizabeth for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love....old Jack....glad you enjoyed...I love the beaches in Florida, North Carolina, and other places...beautiful fun and relaxing!
  1. Date: 8/20/2011 1:04:00 AM
    I traveled with you along the beach taking in all the scenery that encompassed you...then I traveled back to Arkansas and noticed that Arkansas has it's own unique beauty....you described both scenes so well. You are right that we need to learn to enjoy all that is made by the Master's hands and enjoy our time along this path. Thanks for the poetry trip. Smilin'. Gwendolen

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    Date: 8/20/2011 1:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so very much lovely Lady, much appreciated...glad I brought a smile to your face that brightens up my day....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/18/2011 7:54:00 AM
    this is like a colorbook, jack... wonderful descpritions and mood:) huggs, nette

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    Date: 8/18/2011 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments, much apprecitated.....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 6:51:00 PM
    Prose Poetry for sure dear poet ! A magical, yet well known place to look up and thank our creator for such splendor ! TY for sharing this delight with those who long for its majesty ! Have a wonderful week sir....much love, james

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    Date: 8/18/2011 8:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind Sir James for your kind comments, much appreciated....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 3:44:00 PM
    Excellent poetry here Jack...enjoyed very much.

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    Date: 8/18/2011 8:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you kind Sir Kashinath for your kind comments, much appreciated....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 7:09:00 AM
    Colors visions and feelings expressed so well in this great piece. Well done.

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    Date: 8/18/2011 8:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sir Kevin for your kind comments, much appreciated....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/16/2011 5:38:00 AM
    Dear Jack, you hav desribed nature and the sunsets so vividly. You don't have to live on a beach to appreciate the glory of nature and colorful sunsets. I'd like to see the one you describe in Arkansas. Love, "Old Carolyn"

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    Date: 8/18/2011 8:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments lovely Lady, much appreciated....with love....old Jack
  1. Date: 8/15/2011 2:35:00 PM
    What a way to start off a new week but to read some fresh new poetry. Thank you for sharing your amazing writing with us Jack Jr.. Hoping you have a wonderful week full of hope, love, good health, and much inspiration. Love, Carol

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    Date: 8/15/2011 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your kind comments lovely Lady, very much appreciated.....with love...old Jack...Hope you have a wonderful week full of hop, love, good health, and much inspiration as well....Thank you so very much...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 10:11:00 PM
    LIke a nature phamplet for your beautiful state. It really makes me want to see the sunsets in Arkansas!! (my sister is going to retire there soon!)

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    Date: 8/14/2011 10:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments, much appreciated...with love....old jack..........lots of people retire here they all love it, I think she will be happy here.
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 9:25:00 PM
    Gods wonderful treasures are every where two legs can take you. john

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    Date: 8/14/2011 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sir John for your king comments mate.....with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 7:22:00 PM
    I thought that I commented on this one but my comment is not here..Enjoyed reading..Sara

    Ross jr. Avatar Jack Ross jr.
    Date: 8/14/2011 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments...with love...old Jack
  1. Date: 8/14/2011 7:13:00 PM
    Dear Jack, You took me back to Sanibel Island and all the memories you describe here. It was a magical time, something I haven't been in touch with for a long time. So glad to read your magical verse. Tank you!

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    Date: 8/14/2011 10:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you lovely Lady for your kind comments, much appreciated.....with love...old Jack