Near the Ocean…

(The Atlantic Ocean as seen from the Florida coast. Photo by FBC, all rights reserved)
I walk along the sands of time,
near the ocean,
far from home.
I never knew what things I did,
when I was just a learning soul.
And I threw away time,
I know it,
I was just a wayward child.
Now I am leaves that flutter in the winds,
I'm just a brush that lives in sand,
but I am...

I am a purging sinner, lost
in pictures that someone placed
within a long forgotten box.
I am a fragment,
I am not whole,
I'm but a whisper that hovers
far above the skies at night,
just a trace of someone's lonely thoughts,
I'm a stranger in a foreign land,

And I am near the ocean,
yet I am far, so far from the sea...

C.2019 (Derechos Reservados)

Sometimes, when one is close to the ocean…or the sea…one’s mind opens up to thoughts that are hard to think of in other places. I know that there are many wonderful places on earth where one can meditate among extreme beauty, and although I love such places, my favourite places are next to the sea…

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  1. Seraja · October 23, 2019

    Great post I love the beach it calms me

    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · October 23, 2019

      Thank you Seraja, I quite agree…there is nothing more soothing and relaxing than the sea…

      • Seraja · October 24, 2019

        Yes it is it so rekaxing

  2. America On Coffee · October 24, 2019

    The ocean is so calming and just meditating near it or about the sea waters, is cleansing! A nice share Francisco!!

  3. luisa zambrotta · October 25, 2019

    Wonderful post

  4. animar64 · October 26, 2019

    I hope to make it to my Sea one day too.

    I thought this was a sad poem at first, but on the end I felt hopeful.

    I probably missed the point, but that is where this took me.


    • Francisco Bravo Cabrera · October 27, 2019

      No, it’s not meant to be sad…and I hope you do make it to your sea…I cannot live without mine. Lovely to hear from you and thank you!

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