Written by: Marie Roche

As we gathered in the coast guard station
There was a feeling of sheer elation

The outpouring of emotion 
no longer a notion

Poems of love anger rage and devotion
were read to an aspiring crowd

The words flowed in this artistic abode
amid the backdrop of the ocean

A perfect setting for a poetry wetting
listening to the words in motion

The food and wine were just divine 
were just divine

hearts and minds entwined
filled to the brim our every whim

Purely a joyous occasion.