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Late afternoon on a beautiful day. The ocean called out to me. A feeling so strong, I had to obey. There was one place I had to be. I walked the path to the beach, the dunes along either side. The seagrass waved within reach, pointing the way as if to guide. The tide was coming in, waves rolling over the sand. I felt such emotion within, outside, saw my trembling hand. Something happened to me, difficult to describe. My spirit lifted, feeling free. My heart, felt joy to inscribe. I stood there with tears in my eyes. Whispering, "I have missed you my friend". I listened closely, to hear hopeful replies. There would be a message to send. The waves rushed in, one after another. Getting closer to where I stood. Water touched toes of one foot, then the other. I laughed, realizing all was good. Powerful yet gentle, the mysterious sea. It has touched me like nothing else could. This place, is where I want and need to be. We are in sync, message is understood.

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Date: 10/23/2021 10:04:00 AM
Oh, I love this beautiful and powerful poem Sandy. I felt like I was there, released free by the ocean waves :)
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 10/23/2021 12:33:00 PM
Thank you so much Heidi. Always love hearing that the words bring the poem to life.
Date: 10/17/2021 11:36:00 AM
Unlike other Native Americans, Apaches believe people originated in the ocean, and hold it sacred. Women seem to sense that, as most women can sit for hours watching the waves roll in, and feel as one with the universe.
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Date: 10/18/2021 7:29:00 AM
Thank you so much for sharing this interesting bit of info, Rico. I did not know of this belief. Fits in my case
Date: 10/17/2021 9:20:00 AM
I was born and raised in a coastal area as a child...I miss the ocean breeze brushing against my face, the taste of the air licking across my lips, thank you for this write. :)
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Sandra Weiss
Date: 10/18/2021 7:31:00 AM
So glad it brought back a fond memory for you Edward. Thank you for your comment, letting me know.
Date: 10/17/2021 9:02:00 AM
What a great poem about your harmony with the sea. Especially enjoyed the rhyme and it is so well written I still visualize the sea at your feet!
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Date: 10/18/2021 7:32:00 AM
Thank you Karen for your lovely comment. So nice to hear and very much appreciated.