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Below is the poem entitled OCEAN'S WAVE which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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If one compares the ocean's wave 
to life upon the human stage,
minds conjure salt water sea 
and know forever's meant to be 
in blowing winds and moon pulled tides.
bridges to the world's divides.

These metaphors are thoughts aligned 
that pay no heed to warning signs
that say life's many noxious ploys
are games to play, as water buoys
to ships that move along the ocean's core 
all here today and gone once more
dashed upon some distant shore.

Absorbed in unconscious realms sustained
by clouds encased with thundrous rain
that bluster forth its moisture spent
upon the water's firmament.
And where will all our history go
to poet's rhyme and thoughts that show
we are more than just a wave? 
Our lives are played and soon engraved
in song and verse abeit saved
in memory's graceful reverie.
unlike the ripples of the sea.

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  1. Date: 9/6/2013 11:37:00 PM
    Wonderful write Allan I used the sea in one of my pieces on reincarnation once, as each wave comes and goes just like lives. I don't know whether I actually believe in anything, but I love the theory of reincarnation. You are a great poet Allan, thanks for the read....peter

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 9/7/2013 5:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Peter, I wrote a few poems on re-incarnation. It just presents too many questions for me. But for those who believe, I expect they can be more a peace with the fear that comes from the unknown. Thanks for all your comments.
  1. Date: 8/29/2013 6:46:00 PM
    Your writing is dynamite, Allan! You definitely have a creative way with words. So glad I stopped by to read your work! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 5:08:00 PM
    A stunning piece, I have enjoyed reading your poetry today.

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/26/2013 6:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wonderful to hear from you, Richard
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:34:00 PM
    using the sea as a metaphor , beautiful .

  1. Date: 8/19/2013 3:53:00 PM
    Hello Allan, This is very insightful, comparing the ocean upon the human stage, has given me much to ponder on, I very much enjoyed this philosophical piece. You gave this poet, a very nice flow of thoughts.... :) Thank you for sharing..xox~ Linda

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/19/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Coming from you, being my favorite poet on Poetry Soup is very gracious and I appreciate it.
  1. Date: 8/18/2013 8:01:00 PM
    superb!!!powerful imagery...i felt being in that ocean...

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/19/2013 9:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Shah, thank you for your comment. I appreciated hearing from you and have responded to your poetry.
  1. Date: 8/16/2013 6:10:00 PM
    A moving message that softens the sharp edges of time. Awesome perspective and metaphor.

  1. Date: 8/16/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Sometime there is just that one poet that has so much wisdom, it shines through this here

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/16/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Royal. You are most gracious and I really do appreciate the sentiments. Allan
  1. Date: 8/13/2013 5:57:00 AM
    Your an awesome poet, I delighted in your words this morning, it's a great way to begin the day, this and a great cup of coffee, have a blessed day Allan, I am glad I stopped in, your words are a treat for the soul, xxx

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/13/2013 9:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your inspiring comments. You, Mystic Rose are sister to natures ways and you write about them in metaphors of love sprinkled with the flavors of joyful experience.
  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:24:00 PM
    'memory's graceful reverie'...this is poetry, perfection at a glance. your words are so powerful and refreshing here. keep on writing like this. cheers !

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/13/2013 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Red. I imagine you to be as passionate as your name.
  1. Date: 8/7/2013 9:10:00 AM
    I really like the rhythm, rhyme, and flow to this one..I enjoyed the topic presented in verse..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 8:50:00 PM
    beautiful and captivating!bravo encore i loved every line!

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/16/2013 1:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sorry it took me so long to reply. Thank you so much for your kind words. Your poems tell of great sadness and despair but remember the gift you have to share with the world. It is a special gift called April Mitchell. Discover your passion, refine it and use it to help others. Allan
  1. Date: 8/5/2013 12:44:00 PM
    A beautiful poem so pleasing to ones soul. Thank you for sharing, I love this. As Always, Shar

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 8/5/2013 1:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you. Allan