To Live By the Sea

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To live by the sea

a dream I have had

to wake and see

the shimmering deep blue sea


to run and shout

with the gulls flying about

to wake with the early morning sun

and feel the sand cool beneath my feet


to see the sea as the seasons change

wondering where each wave has been

it laps but for a moment on shore

then swirls back into the water


waves upon the sea

can tell many tales

they’ve been to so many places

of beauty and wonder I’ve never seen


like a gull that sits upon the waves

I’d like to rock upon the sea

to feel the salt sea spray

and have it wash across my hands and feet


to run toward waves in greeting

and search for seashells on the shore

to listen to the music

that the rush of the waves make


to see the sea much calmer

as evening shadows fall

to watch the moon rise above

and show a silvery path across the water


to listen in the dark

as the waves lap against the shore

to watch toward the horizon

waiting for the dawn


to be by the sea

in the winter when it is gray and angry

to see how different it looks then

and wait for spring to see it smile again


to find treasures washed ashore on the dunes

climb upon a hill and watch the sea from above

to hear the wind whistling through tall pines trees

as the tops of the trees wave to the sea below


to live by the sea

feeling so very free

to be one with the sun and the sand

like a princess in a fantasy land


About Rasma R

I live in Riga, Latvia. I was born in N.Y.C. Love to write articles and poetry. Instruct people in the English language. Live in the suburbs with my husband Martin and my wonderful cat Sid. I love rock and roll, cooking, reading, poetry and traveling.
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