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Now, life has almost passed us by,
and peaceful resignation reigns;
the beach, a spawning ground of old,
shrieks mournfully in sea gull tones.

The neap tide’s come to lull the shore;
crab moltings own the water’s edge.
Forewarned, am I, of nature’s course
in grains of gray and casings banked.

Now hand in hand, we lovers walk-on; 
each throbbing with the pull of tide.
We sink in sands both wet and warm
soothed by the skies now overcast.

As faithful as the moon on high,
between the water lines, they spawn;
in estuaries at peace, they nest;
eggs as small as grains of sand.

Will you come when the moon is round
and leave your molted shell beside me?
Will you sense the celestial call
or let the scavengers find me?


First Published by Page and Spine

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 12/18/2016 9:59:00 AM
The ocean is the place to be for tranquility truly enjoyed the read Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/16/2016 10:51:00 AM
Excellent poem so beautifully expressed, in the blank verse form! This transported me to the sea and tides. 7+
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Date: 5/26/2016 1:02:00 PM
A wonderful piece. I love this beautiful share
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Date: 5/9/2016 6:56:00 PM
Oh my, I don't think I'm quite ready to leave my molting behind, Then again, often it's about growth and renewal. I won't let any scavengers find you, for sure! I'll boot their butts hard so it will look as though they've two belly buttons.:) Keep well, while I look at what other gems you've written. Lucky you with my red neck comments. Love you, Mikki
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 5/9/2016 7:20:00 PM
I there sweet heart! So nice to see you reading my poems!!
Date: 4/30/2016 11:53:00 AM
Oh my Deb! All hearts truly yearn for such unconditional love....beautiful poem
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Date: 4/14/2016 2:15:00 AM
Truly a beautifully written verse, Debbie. There is always lovely flow in your poems. #7. T.J
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Date: 4/13/2016 5:20:00 AM
Outstanding presentation. A perfect 7 from me............with love.
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Date: 4/12/2016 8:39:00 PM
Beautifully crafted Debbie...
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/12/2016 10:18:00 PM
Thanks so much Charlie!
Date: 4/12/2016 6:21:00 PM
Lovely write! Also liked the use of metaphor.
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Debbie Guzzi
Date: 4/12/2016 10:18:00 PM
Thanks Tom!