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Drawn to the Ocean...
by Ed Matlack

Sunday, January 04, 2004

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I miss my "mother", yes, my Mother Ocean...

Drawn to the Ocean…


 


Since I was a child,


And able to walk,


Quite, I am told,


Before I could even talk,


I was drawn to the ocean…


 


The waves would knock me down,


But not even could be found,


Any kind of a frown,


On my young brow.


 


The only time I recall being upset,


Was when mom or dad,


Quite literally had to drag me,


Off the beach & away from “my” ocean.


 


I got to admit,


That even now,


I still cry when having to leave,


My favorite place in the world,


My ocean, my beach,


Taken from my reach.


 


I live but thirty miles away now,


But without the smell of salt,


Permeating my lungs,


I find myself so down,


For without my “fix”,


For the ocean and the environs it surrounds,


I cannot live with myself without,


The myriad of sounds,


On “my” oceanfront & ground.


 


As even here on the edge,


Of the woods and farmland,


I know where my heart & soul want to be,


On that of “my” personal beach,


Inhaling the soothing air,


And allowing the ocean winds,


To flow through my hair…


 


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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 1/5/2004
(((ed)))

were you a fish in a previous life?? :) you take to the ocean like a fish to water :)

adore this write--one of your best

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 1/4/2004
You have expressed your love for the water expertly. I like being close to water too. I suspect this is one of the reasons I am still in Ontario.
Reviewed by Nancy D. 1/4/2004
I know that feeling you have. I also love the ocean, I find myself to be at peace when at the ocean. I enjoyed the memories, thank you.

Nancy
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 1/4/2004
When I was in Hong Kong, our family went to the beach every single weekend. I really missed that after I've come to Canada.

A great write and very thought-provoking indeed!

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
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