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Ocean Life

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Ocean Life

Unrelentless wind blows upon the ocean air
 surf rolls in like thunder time and again
White dots spray and scatter and disperse
rocks worn by centuries of wave beatings
the waves like a drum repeat, beat after beat
 sea weeds dance and sway with the current
Shifting sand dunes form new shapes
Similar to the moons lunar surface
Seagulls cry and circle in the hundreds
A daily meal found on the floor below
Dark spots merge out of the water
Not rocks but moving heads of seals
 Out hunting for their daily meals.
Life around the ocean  keeps moving
Just like the daily tides that flow.











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  1. Date: 5/21/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Nice Phyllis,,,, I used to live in Astoria Oregon, l used to sit and watch all the things you penned up there. I just got back on line last night, calif time ;} no computer for 2 2/2 weeks ;} nice to be reading good poetry again ;}

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Beautiful and deep Phyllis, I love the slow motion imagery in my mind, after reading your poem. I have a tide inside me, one that keeps flowing like the ocean. I wish I could be like the sea. always~ FLOWING.... enjoyed~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Great ocean work..Do you live cloud to the ocean or great lakes? ...Enjoyed reading this one...Thanks for you visits..Sara

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 10:01:00 AM
    YOu really describe it well, AS if you live right by the ocean, Phyllis. it was awesome to see you today and read your comments. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/30/2013 3:09:00 PM
    I like to walk along the sea's edge, watching the waves, hear the seagulls cry, pick fine shells or stones - but in the boat ..... oh ... I get so seasick. - I will be to your sandy beach Phyllis. - Beautiful poem. - (Read my "love letter" ..... it might give you a smile) - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)