Silver threads woven through midnight skies –
Shooting stars as the white crane flies!
Cool autumn winds and the moon’s reflection;
Shallow tide pools inviting full inspection.
The ocean roars and rolls cascading,
White foam shorelines, slowly fading.
Footprints, mine, wet and dissolving –
Deep in thought, me, a life evolving.
Have I lived the life I was meant to live?
Did I take what was offered, did I offer to give?
Have I fought for the causes that helped to free men,
Or did I justify excuses time and again?
Did I love to my fullest, did I offer my heart?
Did I honor my word, or just play the part?
Have I sacrificed joy for immediate thrills?
Was I too vain, or humble, did I help to cure ills?
Did I live a life worthy, will others be proud,
Will I be buried alone or there with the crowd?
All these and more are the questions I pose.
These really aren’t mysteries for me to suppose!
The Sun now is rising, with fingers of light –
The end of reflection, the end of the night.
I turn with my back to the blue ocean swell;
I’ve too few answers, and that’s just as well.
Life is for living, and there is no exception –
We aren’t meant to dwell in such introspection!
The truth is unfolding, and this much is true;
I’ve plenty days left, and too much to do.
8 thoughts on “Ocean Walk”
“Silver threads woven through midnight skies”
I love that!
“I’ve plenty days left, and too much to do.”
Remember that line in the days ahead, my friend.
I most certainly will. Thank you for your support and concern. ~Dennis
Some introspection can be good but yes life is for living, something i seem to forget as i get lost in looking back. i love this poem with its gentle rhythm, isn’t there always just too much to do? 🙂
Oh your imagery is just gorgeous 🙂 so lovely!
I wish I had wrote this…..it is beautiful….fulfilling of thoughts within …..
LadyBlueRose … thank you for taking the time to both read and provide feedback on my poems. I always enjoy seeing you pop up on my blogs radar. It generally means I am doing something right. Much appreciated.
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So amazing! Life will definitely be well lived