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On the Ocean Waves

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On the Ocean Waves


Echoing seas rise, 
I settle in for the eve
on a boat of memories.
I float parallel 
to the perilous breaking
of tides, crashing near the shore.
Unaware of risk,
I dream under starlit sky,
reflections of yesteryear. 
Joyful days of youth
sparkle on the ocean waves
embracing me with their glow.  
Rocked by endless sea,
each wave is a mystery
bearing life and aged secrets.
Divulging desires
and nature's rhythm of truth
into the depths of my soul.
Ev'ry starlit night,  
you will find me here.
I am free, one with the sea.


By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders, July 29, 2012
for On the Ocean Waves Contest (Francine Roberts) 

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  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:12:00 AM
    A well deserved win for you. Congratulations Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/6/2012 12:55:00 PM
    Congrats Rhonda! 'on a boat of memories' -love that! Lovely poem!

  1. Date: 8/5/2012 3:53:00 PM
    Winner for sure in the contest..The creativity of it is excellent..Your presence at my work is so uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 1:52:00 PM
    Very beautiful. Congrats. :) Tanya

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Congratulations once again Rhonda xx

  1. Date: 7/31/2012 12:43:00 PM
    Excellent invocation of Poseidon's power! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 10:09:00 PM
    WOW! I just said it in my last comment: enhancing, improving... increasing in excellence! Im sorry but...I have to FAV this one! : ) I love it! Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 1:46:00 PM
    I love the sea and spend much of my spare time on the shores.... This is a beautiful expression of the feelings which wash over one. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 7/30/2012 12:44:00 PM
    Truly AMAZING~I love the fluent flow of your lines.I was actually caught up in sort of a daydream with these words!!Just beautiful,you should do well with this!!Thanks for stopping in on my work with kind words,means alot.Have a blessed afternoon love~

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 7:31:00 PM
    Do go to Tae Kwon Do with him, let him see you have the same fears as he does starting something new BUT how wonderful it is to grow in something new and succeed [for you will both succeed!] it is very important for a person to KNOW they can TAKE a PUNCH..that its always best to stand up for their own beliefs and not to let fear have more power than it should!! BIG HUGS Light & Love [my son started at 7 at 14 I joined him at 16 he stopped at brown 3 I finished ;)]

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 7:18:00 PM
    Very beautiful and well written poem Rhonda. Best wishes in the contest. Hugs...Anne

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 6:30:00 PM
    This is a beautiful poem, very nicely written my friend! I too love to be free with the waves of the sea! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 6:21:00 PM
    I like this peaceful, flowing write, Rhonda. Best wishes in the contest! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Ah Lovely- there is something awesome and soothing about the sea and the rocking waves- blessings, Bren

  1. Date: 7/29/2012 4:52:00 PM
    sensitive write with a flow that swerves in ocean's delight.. love the last line, rhonda.. best of winning luck!..:) huggs!