I remain on the shore
Safe from the torrid sea
A storm arrives soon
Its fury to rain upon me

Envious eyes on horizon
On brothers so far away
Surrendering to dreams
They live each new day

I remain on the shore
Alone, yearning a friend
Dreaming but not living
As I do days without end

I remain on the shore
Safe from the torrid sea
Not an adrift seafarer
Like I was meant to be

Shared at Sunday Scribblings and One Shoot Sunday

Photography given by One Shoot Sunday, © Fee Easton.

© Leo 15/05/2011

Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

44 thoughts on “Ashore”

    • @ Fiducia,

      Thanks! 🙂
      Oops.. Too many sea words to be seen here huh? 😉 Will try something else next 😀 Cheers!

  1. Wonderful flow..just like the sea..I wonder if remaining on the shore is being cautious..surrending to less than you might really want..Jae

  2. “Dreaming but not living
    As I do days without end”

    Your poem, and those lines in particular, epitomize that beach anchored boat. You build a swift emotional flow with impact, Leo. And while there is that urge to journey against the notion of safety, there are also elements of envy and rage that seem external like the threat of storm. A very enjoyable, thought provoking poem.

    • @ Adam,

      Yes, I found those lines to be my favorite too. Glad you felt the impact I wanted to give. Perhaps the elements of envy and rage can be of the storm also, now that I think of it. I was just intending to portray the rage and envy of the anchored boat! 🙂

  3. I love the last stanza especially.
    He may be safe from the torrid sea, but not from his regrets.
    What a wonderful way to interpret the picture.

  4. I am amused by your soaring talent all of a sudden, your muses are back.

    so many awesome poetry within recent few days, wow…

    this one is very well done as well.

    • @ Jingle,

      I’m glad too, but shhh, don’t let my muse listen in. She might run off 😉 Hehehe..!

      Glad you felt it well done! Cheers!

    • @ Gayle,

      Yeah, a ship is safe on the docks, but that wasn’t what it was built for! 🙂 I like that quote a lot, and it reminded me of that, so wrote it in relation with that 😀 Cheers!

  5. Very nice prompt piece Leo, you provoke much thought about what it means to stand in safety or off in risk. I enjoyed the refrain with the change in the last thought. ~ Rose

    • @ Rose,

      Thanks! 🙂 Glad you liked the prompt piece. It made me think what I wrote too, so was satisfying to see it get the appreciation..

    • @ Kate,

      Yeah, it has been a while since I tried a simple ABCB rhyme to a poem 🙂 Enjoyed writing it like the rocking of the boat too. Thanks!

    • @ Alive Always,

      Yes, so true, in our dreams, we shall live and breathe free! Beautiful. Thanks for dropping by, a pleasure to have returned your visit to your thought provoking post.

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