My life lived mostly by the ocean would change
I found joy and beauty there by the sea.
Recalling the poem of a girl, "Annabel Lee."
A girl like me who loved a playful melody;
Of crashing waves and seagull harmonies
The rhythmic ocean playing songs for me
With distant sounds of a fog horn at noon;
To the ocean symphony playing its tune.
I read about lakes, ponds, and rivers afar:
Mountain streams, flowing creeks, and stars.
One day I'd travel from my scenic shores,
Not knowing I would discover so much more.
I found creeks, noisy waterfalls, and beyond.
Conquered mountains, fears, and I carried on.
Nature's song through the trees, say I belong.
With all of these wonders I bestow a calm,
When I think of the ocean's healing balm.
Like a jealous lover's clinging arms, I know,
Keeps calling me to its side, I long to go,
To gaze upon the place where sailors glide;
Or shrimp boats and laughing seagulls collide;
Children build sand castles in the hot sun;
Playing on the waves for this is all in fun.
When it's all said and done I will cherish it all,
The majestic mountains that stand so tall;
To the trickling sound of the flowing creeks,
I know I'll always come back to the place,
Where people relax at a lingering pace.
The air smells like salt, the boats rumble by,
There are kites flying high up in the sky.
Then a carnival quickly sets up nearby.
This has been my walk to and from the sea
My walk back again if your following me.
I love the ocean, I love iits salty smells;
Even the smell of fish that is sold in pails.
I love it all, the mountains and the sea.
I find its all wholesome and pleases me.
Away from my sea I continue to roam,
Follow my path till the sun brings me home.