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Walking by the ocean

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Walking by the ocean

The ocean

I used to live beside the sea
It was not long ago
A footpath went along the beach
One could walk, and watch the show
As the ocean played its song of love
And the seagulls made much din
It was a lovely place to go
As each day, it did begin.

I loved it in the morning times
When the moon was big and round
It seemed to rest upon horizon
Such joy I often found
Admiring me, this yellow orb
That seemed so very huge
And as I’d walk, within my dreams
I’d often take refuge.

Sometimes I'd walk there, evenings too
And watch the sun go down
As the sky would turn to marmalade
And it seemed this Sphere would drown
As the ocean swallowed it all up
And the night came creeping in
And seagulls sang there evening songs
How I loved their noisy din.

There’s something about the mighty ocean
That makes me want to write
The seaweed and the salty breeze
Give me such sweet delight
I love the rivers, love the lakes
And yet the wild, wild sea
It has a treasure of it’s own
That just calls out to me.

5 November 2013 @ 0950hrs.

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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Beautifully written, Peter. It brings back fond memories of when I lived in Manly Beach, in Australia. Great imagery :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/8/2013 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Miss wattle, I appreciate you taking the time to read my stuff. I live in Perth WA. But I have been to manly. We have a beautiful country here, I think Peter
  1. Date: 11/6/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Hi Peter Great work Tactily written The poem breaths the sea. Keep up the good work Brian

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/6/2013 7:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Brian for your most welcome comments....Peter
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 7:57:00 AM
    I clicked on this knowing I would enjoyed your write Peter and found myself transported into your wonderful walk this is so delightful many many kudos Shadow x smile fav 7

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/5/2013 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shadow, I do appreciate the kindness in your words. You do me a great honour...peter
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 2:14:00 AM
    This took me back to Broadstairs, where I lived on joss bay, you describe it just how it is, a lovely journey back to the sea, thank you cuz x

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/5/2013 3:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you cuz, Broadstairs I have never been to, but it sounds great. All you need there is our Aussie sunshine But then you would nott want to come here anymore lol. it is so nice of you to stop your busy life and comment on my songs. Peter
  1. Date: 11/5/2013 1:55:00 AM
    Looks like a very good example of a ballade. You have a small typo in the first line of your third verse: You missed putting an ending "s" on "sometime".

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/5/2013 3:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Robert for your comments, and for pointing out my errors, I have fixed them now. I appreciate your feedback...Peter