The beach gathers its dead. Thousands of horseshoe crabs
come home on the full moon’s tide. Their courting dances,
scrawled with claw and carapace in the wet sand, leave
with the ghost hands of nursing Autumn wave.
Their nests of jewel-colored eggs, covered and soothed
seasoned in salt sea, gestate beneath a slurry of debris.
Right side up each skin colored husk with its barbed tail
rocks in the bubbling broth of Cape Cod’s bay.
Belly up, they appear as an open invitation to the plovers
who flock overhead and arrow down en masse to dine.
Piping plovers, masked in black, hopscotch through the
detritus, connoisseurs of this turquois egg-like caviar.
Among the life and death of sea we walk, barefoot, and
cautious wary of the scramble, the jutting barbs, the bits
of un-soothed glass, the desecrated cairn which barricades
the dying life from the living sea.
Published First in Sounding Review 2015
Copyright © Debbie Guzzi | Year Posted 2016
Down the pine-studded mountain and towards the sea
Me, mounted on a rickety, swaying, desperately-desiring bus,
Floorboard splotched with rusted holes revealing
Below my feet
and salted sea wind soon
Breathing down my neck.
The Luzon day stretched before me, road
Singing in it's curves
drowning out Philippine faces painting
colors and years.
Revealing Spanish lighthouses beckoning
Lost souls and
Scattering gold onto
One hour later,
Nerves frayed from endless bumps,
I tumble onto the palm-fringed beach to
Waves cresting like glittering
Champagne and a
Delicately worn grandmother being
Gingerly dipped into the
Azure Softness like a
Queen Cat in a
Copyright © Jeff Troyer | Year Posted 2015
A poem wrote by me, based on Person who is a deserving icon but still struggling hard with his career life and addressed as disturbed creature.
DISTURBED CREATURE--> Am I ?? BY Mrs.Madhavi Suyog Pagare
Am I so insane, Am I so mad,
Dramatic mood of mine is so die hard.
Destroyed my peace, Shattering my dreams,
People call me as disturbed creature.
As like mounting the pain, attenuating the drain!!
Digesting my feelings lying inside me,
Strangely nobody cared, call me sick.
Teasing me lavishly and my heart is pricked,
Hurted me like hell when addressed me as stupid.
As like showering rain, missing on the lane!!
Time lapse in journey of life,
Can hamper anybody on its path.
When I see innate reflex of mine,
I always use to brightly shine.
Though possessing every job attributes of mine,
I never thought the authorities will ditch and hamper my career line.
Falsely acting bloody swine, making my image as fade as wine.
As like affecting harmonious divine, my soul was, as is transparently pristine!!
Destroying me and testing my patience, Never wanna give up.
Transformed deviations, wanna rightly screw up.
I wanna raise up, I wanna shake up.
I wanna wake up, Tranquilize my mind.
Unzip the professional life compressed by the culprits.
Wanna explore myself, driving the motivated heights of journey.
Lastly waiting for the optimistic opportunity.
Cuffing the suspect ,I wanna rejoice by my pattern of life!!
with Suyog Pagare
Copyright © Madhavi Sarjare pagare | Year Posted 2013
The wet smooth sands shift, as we stroll along
While hands clasp by evening's riding tide
The long red sky hears each gliding bird's song
As your soft silhouette n' sky doth clash collide
In quiet motion, love loses all space and time
As our lips warmly join together a silent spell
To bright for sun's array, she fades to sleep
As moon awakes the rays, of tender keep
And both remain abandoned to the shore
To find the realm that lover's shall confess
With hands still clasped eyes they now explore
As hungry kisses gentle still caress
Grains feel wet yet cool, between our hands
And the elixir of love is light, like ocean sands
Written by Mystic Rose and Frederic Parker
April 29, 2014
Copyright © Frederic Parker | Year Posted 2014
Time on the ocean uninspired
The lighthouse beams immortalized
Reaching out forever, tranquility
Holding sky, sea, unencumbered
Keepers watch gradual gravitation's
Storm Forces, the ingredients
The elements congregate, obedience
Lighthouse walls definable, unflappable
Created by: Earl Schumacker on 9/23/13 for Lighthouse- Poetry contest
Copyright © Earl Schumacker | Year Posted 2014
Beyond the Breakers
Beyond the breakers, past the teens,
partakers of life’s adulthood dreams,
the mind swallows all it finds,
land locked living, it leaves behind.
Beyond the breakers, hopes set sail.
Opposing tide’s not for the frail.
In stronger winds, thoughts take flight,
to horizons prized within one's sight.
Beyond the breakers, depths are reached.
Shallowness and shame are breached.
Now the ship will endure the sea,
with strength, truth and resiliency.
Copyright © Janis Thompson | Year Posted 2017
You know when it's real,
It never fades.
Even when you are away;
I will continue to lay on... My side.
Copyright © Christina Rose | Year Posted 2015
This one time
If I could just hold you
Then maybe just maybe we
Could calm the collective
As we swim in
Our ocean of love
Copyright © cs parker | Year Posted 2017