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Strewn upon the shoreline, as I traipse along the beach Bits and pieces of life forms, churned up from beneath Shells, jellyfish, crustaceans, a mix of sea anemones What was alive yesterday, lies dead between torn weeds Take a second to absorb, let these observations sink in No creatures other than humans, came here to think Many have walked this path, perhaps went for a swim Now I only see gulls, pulling starfish limb from limb Sitting pensively upon the sand, drawing in rigid breaths I ask God, what’s life all about, come on please confess A voice in my head speaks, people are the chosen ones I’ve witnessed this very moment, before our universe begun Still nothing was ever planned, when all is said and done I see what’s going to happen, you’ll decide how it comes! Footprints Old or New for a Prize Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Carolyn Devonshire 28/04/2021 An abridged revised version of my poem, Footnotes in the sand

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Date: 5/6/2021 9:47:00 AM
Such a pensive, pondering poem David - a true picture of life and death by the sea and on the seashore. Congratulations on your win. All the best!
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David Kavanagh
Date: 5/6/2021 10:54:00 AM
Heya Sam, It was about the nearest I could get to creation, almost on the cusp of understanding, everything, a moment of clarity perhaps, I’m delighted with the placement, cheers David
Date: 5/4/2021 8:40:00 AM
You are fortunate to live near the sea! Great write, David, congrats on your win!
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David Kavanagh
Date: 5/4/2021 8:48:00 AM
I am indeed Seeker, but you need to be well wrapped up over here in Ireland, on a cold day like today you could well have the whole beach to yourself, thank you so much for looking in, cheers David
Date: 5/4/2021 8:09:00 AM
I, too, find myself thinking about the meaning of life while at the beach and you are right that only man goes to the seashore to think. You have some awesome descriptions, especially in the first verse, that set the scene perfectly. There were many extraordinary poems in this contest. Congratulations on a well-deserved win! And thank you for supporting the contest. Hugs, Carolyn
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David Kavanagh
Date: 5/6/2021 10:58:00 AM
Absolutely Carolyn, I think that’s where I got the line of a God seeing everything at once, outside of time,
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 5/4/2021 10:42:00 AM
I used to go offshore fishing over the weekends and never felt closer to God. There is something special about the ocean. It makes time seem to fade...
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David Kavanagh
Date: 5/4/2021 8:19:00 AM
Thank you Carolyn, I’m delighted with your placement in such a great contest, my original poem Footnotes in the sand was too long, so I sort of condensed it into this shortened version, the coastline is indeed the place to go to ponder creation, cheers David
Date: 4/29/2021 4:46:00 PM
Evocative, DK. Bang or Genesis? A worthy debate with only one answer. As always, we have to choose which path. :o)
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David Kavanagh
Date: 4/29/2021 10:42:00 PM
Heya Wayne, yes indeed a soul searcher for sure, questions we all ask ourselves, is the answer in my poem, who knows, sometimes it feels that way, we must choose our own path, maybe a little pointer in here, cheers David
Date: 4/29/2021 2:40:00 PM
I enjoyed this read. A well written and reflective piece. Darrell
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Date: 4/29/2021 2:57:00 PM
Heya Darrell, I’m delighted to meet you and thanks for looking in on this poem, and enjoying, indeed it is reflective and probably leaves more questions than answers, but it was always going to be my own searching thoughts trying to make sense of creation, cheers David