poet David Harris

David Harris

A Stranger On The Shore

The waves rush up around my feet
from an early morning tide.
Seagulls bob up and down
resting on the water
waiting patiently
for the underlining currents
to carry their breakfast in.
The sky is dark and cloudy
with the looks of an approaching storm.
I stand here as an observer
as life goes on around.
A stranger on the shore
waiting here for no one,
breathing in the fresh salt air
filled with ecstasy at all that I see.
The regal white crowned waves
dancing momentarily around my feet.
They say the world is your oyster
and the pearl is all you see.
From my lonely vigil,
I gather wisdom in
as I stand alone at each morning tide
a stranger on the shore.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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  • Duncan Wyllie (10/23/2009 2:19:00 PM)

    I love this David, , and look! ! ! you wrote this one on my birthday, , makes it all the more special, ,
    Thankyou for sharing yet another moving piece

    Love duncan X

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  • Patti Masterman (10/20/2009 8:54:00 PM)

    What a gift to see the sea each morning (and be able to write a poem about it, if you pleased to) . I finally understand why I have spent my whole life distant from the sea;
    it is because I would never have gotten a single thing done; with that irresistible
    siren calling me day and night. Thanks for the splendid vision.

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  • Carol Gall (10/20/2009 1:50:00 PM)

    i would love to be there 10

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  • Ernestine NorthoverErnestine Northover (10/20/2009 11:55:00 AM)

    I can picture you silhouetted against the sunrise looking out on a vast ocean all alone, with maybe a palm tree or two, what do you think? Sounds a romantic setting, so I'm sorry to find you alone. Nice read, thoughtful piece.
    Love and hugs Ernestine XXX

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