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The Sea

When I was young
To her waves I clung
And, I would play
Upon her sun baked bank all day

As I grew, I could do 
What my spirit wanted to
I was free
Becoming a close friend of the sea

On the day my parents died
Upon her bank I sat and cried
As my tears flowed forth from me
My sorrow was washed into the sea

Now advanced in years
Full of many old age fears
On her bank, I sit and wait
Pondering my eternal fate

After giving it some thought
Ignoring much of what I’ve been taught
I’m wading into the sea
My friend brings Peace and Death to me

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 8/22/2018 10:42:00 AM
You presented such a powerful picture. Loved the poem ~ Jeff
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Warren Doll
Date: 8/23/2018 9:03:00 AM
I'm glad that you liked it, Jeff. Thanks for your comments and visit. Warren
Date: 5/20/2018 9:27:00 PM
Lovely poem, Warren. Congrats on your well deserved win.
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Warren Doll
Date: 5/21/2018 8:08:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed it, Line. Thank you for the congrats.
Date: 5/14/2018 11:25:00 AM
Congratulations on your well deserved win, WD, !!!!
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Warren Doll
Date: 5/14/2018 11:29:00 AM
Thanks so much, Mike.
Date: 4/25/2018 1:23:00 PM
A lovely bittersweet poem Warren!! Such a pleasure to read.. Congrads!!
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Date: 4/25/2018 2:17:00 PM
Robertina, I'm so glad that you liked this poem. Thank You for the positive comments. It's always nice hearing from you.
Date: 4/16/2018 5:15:00 PM
so beautiful so melancholy ... the tragic ending took me by surprise and made me think of a lady on our Island who had terminal cancer - she left her home in the early hours of the morning and walked into the sea, her body has never been recovered:-( hugs jan xx
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Date: 4/17/2018 7:32:00 AM
Jan, your comment is really moving and appreciated! Sorry to hear about the lady on your Island. She made the decision to be at peace. She will be in my thoughts. Best Wishes, Warren ;)
Date: 4/11/2018 1:56:00 PM
Your poem is beautifully composed. I can relate. Your connection with the sea leaves me with a loss of words, but I know I love it. A warm welcome to Poetry Soup. I think you will become a favorite here. This poem is going into my faves! Aloha, Connie : )
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Date: 4/12/2018 7:30:00 AM
Connie, I'm very honored that you liked this poem so much that you want to add it to your faves. I'm so happy that I discovered Poetry Soup and I hope to meet many new friends. Thank You for all of your kind words and for your warm welcome. Warren
Date: 4/9/2018 8:52:00 AM
This is absolutely beautiful, WD, My favorite line, 'My sorrow was washed into the sea" The relationship is expressed from beginning to end Happy Monday !!!
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Warren Doll
Date: 4/9/2018 9:01:00 AM
Mike, Thanks so much. Happy Monday to you too.
Date: 4/8/2018 2:02:00 PM
Warren what a beautifully tragic piece. The end just stuns you for a second.
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Date: 4/8/2018 3:44:00 PM
Shadow of the Past, Many would not like this type of poem. I'm glad that you did. Thanks!