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Hang 10 With The Universe
by L. G. Figgins

Thursday, March 16, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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"Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world..."

The Beach Boys

Hang 10 With The Universe

Oh she's a fickle one
sly tease
I'll be riding high on top of a wave
crystal grace, glaced sheet of water
horizon in view
world my oyster, sun on my face

Then its choke, gasp, wipeout
and I'm recycled back under
caught in the vortex
can't see for the sting in my eyes
All I can do is let the undertow
take me
then spit me out back to shore

But wasn't it a brilliant ride?!
Glorious felicity, seredipity,
sweet harmony
while the wave was my friend
I know she will be again
Till then
I'll wax my board
and buy a new wet-suit

(c) Linda Gayton 2006


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Reviewed by Dale Clark 3/18/2006
Ah surfing, never done it but always wanted
to but being a landlubber never had the chance
really. Catch a wave and your sitting on top
of the world! ;) Heck yeah great piece Lin!
Reviewed by Pierre Ortega 3/17/2006
Waves of the sea are like the waves of life all we can do is ride them and make the best of where we land. Odds are we'll have to wax quite a few boards and buy at least one new wetsuit. Excellent write
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/17/2006
It's great to read you again, Lin; and this poem is wonderful. Thank you for sharing your gifts. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/17/2006
Enjoyed this one!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/17/2006
A relationship, yes, Aberjhani but with the "fickle finger of fate".
But this is why you are a POET and I am a scribbler of words :). Thank you for gracing my den...
Reviewed by jude forese 3/16/2006
excellent allegory ...
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/16/2006
Love the heroic whimsy and philosophical swagger of HANG 10 WITH THE UNIVERSE. Also enjoyed what reads to me as an implied metaphor of the wave as a person or relationship that catches one "in the vortex." Quite a pleasure to read you again:-)
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 3/16/2006
Dear Lin
This is so lighthearted and fun! Plenty of surf here in Oz... especially love
"All I can do is let the undertow
take me
then spit me out back to shore.."
Go with the Flow of Nature ... we have no choice!!
Love & Life Suzie :-D
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/16/2006
I've never done it before Linda
I'll just have to take your word for it...lols
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/16/2006
Keen perception of the sport, Lin! Paul said it well it is a rush like no other! Superb poem!

Reviewed by George Carroll 3/16/2006
Riding the waves is addictive and a thrill like no other.
Reviewed by Paul Williams 3/16/2006
Slick, quick, and quite a rush, I was there, just loved this Linda, I have a puncture repair kit for any damaged wet suits LOl

Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/16/2006
Sweet ride you took us on LInda, sidn't know you were a surfer dudess, lets see pic of you in wet suit someday.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/16/2006

OMG, what an amazing ride!!!!!!! Wipeout, but ready for more. Yes. I really, really love the positiveness of this write. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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