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Gray Skies and Beach Stones
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Sunday, May 17, 2009
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Just remembering to remember...


Gray Skies and Beach Stones

By: Felix Perry

 

I walked with the wind, on a cold winter’s day

Nodded casually to a gray cloudy sky

Shook hands with the waves as shyly they neared

Listened as the storm surf whispered a sigh

 

Kicked the snow from a chair

 that looked out of place there

summer colors didn’t match with

the winter skies and my silver gray tear

 

Fog rolled cross all that was in sight

I pulled my old parka tight

Smiled noticing I wasn’t alone

As I watched an old sea gull alight

 

Then I turned my back to the wind

It was time now to once more begin

To deal with day to day’s reality

Lock away “could have beens”

Those haunting broke dream trade-ins

For old love is just old history…

 

 

 

 

 

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Reviewed by Melissa Kesead 6/4/2009
Good visuals!
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 5/23/2009
Wish I had an old memory to dwell on. I have not found one worth my time. good write. Lady J
Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/23/2009
with great heart you wrote this poem Felix -- life and love are in the moment and in all of the moments of our yesterdays -- for hearts care not in what time they play -- peace and love my friend -- Jon Michael
Reviewed by Linda Settles 5/21/2009
Theres nothing like that vast infinity of surf and sea to put life back into perspective. Well written poetry here, Fee.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 5/20/2009
Yes, old history. This write and it's vivid imagery brought me back to the beach, Fee. What is it about the ocean that puts our lives in perspective? Or does it just relax us to the point where we can see things so much more clearly?

Lin
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 5/19/2009
Nostalgic write. Love this one. R
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 5/19/2009
I can relate as you know Fee. I have had many days and nights like this. But old memories are old history. Let us live for today because we don't have anything else. Tomorrow may come, but don't count on it, so we do today what we can to live as happily as we can.This is a fine poem of feelings and emotions that we have to deal with. And you have dealt with them by taking a walk along the shore. There is peace there isn't there? Thank you for sharing

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love and who love you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/19/2009
Fee,
I think we all have those sad moments of goodbye to parts of our past. You made this beach come alive. The perfect place to do some thinking. Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Tabitha Carter 5/18/2009
I was right on that beach with you, feeling the greyness, the dark clouds rolling in....the tug of turning around and heading back to the same ol same ol....you brought the grey skies over us in this one, Fee...well felt. Lets sing "The sun will come out, tomorrow, tomorrow...." (smile...)
Reviewed by Morning Star 5/18/2009
"Omy I love the picture and your words
Must be wonderful to walk with the wind
kicking the snow Love this poem
I live in a desert once every so often
God sends snow my way!!
Brilliant write Fee
Sending Peace Love and hugssss.....Yolie
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 5/18/2009
you've penned the photo well...thankful the sun in shining in my window or I'd be feeling that wind chill...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/18/2009
love the picture and the realness of the writa sense of peace and then picking up and moving on
Reviewed by Felix Perry 5/18/2009
BTW Just for those who are interested I took the above picture in late winter at White Point Lodge on the East coast of Nova Scotia, one of my favorite places for weekend getaways.

hugs
fee
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/18/2009
Hi Fee,
"Those haunting broke dream trade-ins
For old love is just old history…"

What else could wrap this piece up! The feeling I get from this is "another day in hell gone, oh well"... thank you for sharing this...

In Spirit,
Bear
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/18/2009
You took me along on this one and through each word I felt the breeze and the thought that I too would have to deal with day to day reality. Thank you for sharing.

Love ya face cuz XOXOXO, Rose
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/18/2009
One almost feel the chilly breeze intruding inside the collar and shoulders come up like a boxer's guard.
Nice to see you sprawling those old sailor's thoughts.

Georg

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/18/2009
How sweet and tender this is to read. Wonderful job Felix. You brought me to the beach with you.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/18/2009
It was time now to once more begin

Very often, that's the only thing we can do.
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/18/2009
This is so lovely and poignant...the imagery wonderful, as I could imagine myself there.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/17/2009
...those look to be the same dark clouds we've been experiencing the past few days...e
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/17/2009
It is nice to escape with nature....where nobody exists, just you and your thoughts..such beauty to behold.
Hugs,
Christine
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 5/17/2009
Fee, this is rich ... I can hear the lapping of gentle waves, feel the brisk air, the solitude (save one lone gull), and the emotion, the memories of what might have been and the cold snap back into reality. This was wonderful and one I will put in my library. Well done! Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/17/2009
I concur with Marcia: Wonderful! BRAVO! Love the piccy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford 5/17/2009
This is wonderful Fee. BRAVO!!!!!
Hugs,
Marcia



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