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Before & After the Lull

Amber-brown sea oats stand tall - whistling as ocean breezes gently blow them in unchartered directions Voluminous waves impact into jetty rocks inducing sea urchins to lose their tight grip from a place of safeness Watercraft rock recklessly in turbulent waters. Fishing lines snap as hopes of a good day's catch are quickly diminished, while winds grow intensly & skies darken to an eerie black Fears of a possible funnel cloud now begin to form in reality Anchors are regained as boat captains' gear themselves towards safety upon these waters, aspiring towards safer havens as ferocity passes As quickly as darkness has appeared, radiant rays of sunlight penetrate greyness of clouds, cutting into glistening waters like a silver bladed knife cuts thru many layers of a wedding cake Life returns to slower pace of normalcy as a large sea turtle surfaces catching a bit of solar warmth cast upon this magnificant world of azure water Sea oats now stand erect, like small soldiers protecting their beach, restrengthening - for the next tumultous reign of inclement weather

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 6/3/2012 10:18:00 AM
Congrats on feature...Patrick
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Date: 6/14/2009 9:35:00 AM
Another peach of a poem, every stanza emitting a picture that could be used in a slide show>>James
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Date: 5/25/2009 1:00:00 AM
Wonderful imagery Ginny.One for my favourites.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments today
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