We are often drawn to adventure that takes us away from those who love us. The ocean of emotion sometimes sets us adrift. The returning tides bring us back into the heart of another who keeps the vigil.

The venture satisfied, we eagerly anticipate returning to open arms.

This poem originally was published in Love Poems

Like The Waves From The Shore
I must now ebb
The time has come
to sail my oceans

Rolling away from you
like the waves from the shore
rippling out to the vastness of the sea
that beckons my ship of folly

I'll not ask you
to stand the night vigil
on the shoreline
of memory

You are here
on the beaches of my memory
even though I drift the tides

If you should look
into a starlit night
and see a reflection of me
know only that
I will one day
come crashing again
to the shore
swept homeward
by the pull
of the tide

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  • m
    This really touched me as I am sitting on the beach waiting for the ocean to send my love ashore
  • latisha
    This poem is very beautiful and it really touched my heart.
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  • angela
    its really wonderful touched my heart
  • Ashley
    its so sweet. my boy friend is going into the marines soon n im going to have to deal with him leaving not onyl that im going to college in teh fall when he leaves. its a true test of love.
  • Bronwyn
    Made me feel i was missing someone i dont know.
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    Stunning, just stunning. There's a calm feel to it, a balance. A feeling that everything is alright. Such a beautiful poem. I thank you.
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    this poem is beautiful to those who believe that the love you been denied will someday be yours again . love conquers all
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  • Kathy
    These emotional words have touched me beyond expressions, I have myself lost the love of one that truly will always remain in my heart and I pray that one day he will return.
  • Cynthia
    This is a sweet poem but I wish that I could find love like this.
  • Lu
    This poem is a beautiful way to imagine a loved one who has passed on. Thanks for the lovely imagery.
  • Laura
    It appears that you know a great deal about adventure and having to follow your urges. But never closing the door to your heart in what was left behind. Loved your poem.
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