My Ocean Dream

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My Ocean Dream

 

Sometimes when life is rough

We cast our mind to a special place

A dream

Where things feel a little more wholesome with a little less edge

 —and things are a little less tough

 

And this is where I go

 

Where the sand meets the sea

Where rugged rich formations are cushioned by giant and lush tropical trees

The sky is blue the sun smiles

And I am caressed by a tickling breeze

 

I float on the water 

Unaware of the time 

My usual troubles have left me

I feel at ease I'm at peace I am fine

 

Someone gently prompts me to turn my attention

To a dolphin playing nearby

It is so close to me that I feel that we are at one in the water

Its beauty

Brings a tear to my eye

 

A surfer is in flow

Unaware that a rainbow is following behind as they ride the wave

Flying fish discreetly dance across the water’s surface

Their sparkle and their shimmer

Captivate my gaze

 

I decide that it doesn't matter if I'm invited by the ocean

 To join in on its journey rolling in to shore

I'm happy just to be here

And I need nothing more

 

And as I've made that choice

The waves have decided that it is my time

I paddle to keep up with the ocean’s rhythm 

But whether or not I catch the wave I'm still at ease I’m at peace l am fine.

 

The ocean lifts me up in its strong and mighty hands

And it feels like the first time

Like I'm being pushed down and along a powerful magical elevator of water

Nothing can compare 

It's sublime

 

And towards the end of the journey

 The ocean has decided

That it is ready to let go of me and continue its way to land

Its hands realise me

 And I rumble amongst a washing machine of salt water and sand

 

I'm overjoyed 

To be overturned

I am humbled 

I am blessed

 

No matter how I feel or what I need

The ocean will provide

As the ocean knows me best

 

And when I think of all the wonders

That the ocean can give 

I have to pinch myself 

As this dream this fantasy this fairy tale

In Port Macquarie is where I live

 

◄ My Sea Change

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Rasa Kabaila

Fri 1st Oct 2021 23:32

Aw, me too Tom! Okay good plan Graham. Cape Leeuwin is one of the stops, Port Macquarie, then a world trip to visit our other WOL friends. Belgium, UK, where else? 😃

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Graham Sherwood

Fri 1st Oct 2021 15:26

Can I suggest Cape Leeuwin?

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Tom

Fri 1st Oct 2021 12:21

What a nice idea Rasa.

It's long been my dream that all the regular WoL contributors will one day meet up somewhere and get to talk about poetry face to face. Maybe Port Macquarie can be that place 😃

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Rasa Kabaila

Fri 1st Oct 2021 00:23

Thanks Tom for your comment. When we are able to travel, you guys will have to come and visit in Port Macquarie! 😃. Hope all is going well in your world.

Best wishes,
Rasa

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Tom

Tue 28th Sep 2021 10:57

Love this one Rasa

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Rasa Kabaila

Tue 28th Sep 2021 06:07

Thank you Stephen. Sending you a big hug from the ocean and I!

Best wishes,
Rasa

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Stephen Gospage

Mon 27th Sep 2021 16:49

I like this one, Rasa.

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