t.l. finch

Heart Sounds

Restless are the ocean waves
that battle for the land.
Their struggles are so timeless
against the grains of sand.

Swells rising and retreating,
climbing every shore.
Hold a conch shell to your ear
and hear the ocean roar.

Life is like the waves at sea,
gentle in its motion.
A symphony of heartbeats,
lessons in devotion.

Now and then a storm is born,
twenty-five foot waves.
Testing us in the journey,
life sometimes misbehaves.

With a rhythm so hypnotic
and soothing in its guise;
footprints fall into the sea
and fade before your eyes.

Then you hear the waves at night
crashing one by one,
their pounding is so steady,
a skirmish never done.

Looking back, your tracks are gone;
sand has filled them in.
Ocean waves will hide the signs
that you have ever been.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 10, 2009

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  • Romeo Della ValleRomeo Della Valle (9/16/2011 9:23:00 PM)

    Impressive! You clearly show in this well penned and beautiful write! Your great poetic talent is strongly shown in it! 10+++ Keep it up! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! ...

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  • Duh Huh (2/22/2009 2:09:00 PM)

    Poignant and beautiful. There is an underlying sadness in the beauty of the verse. Another poem read that teaches a new view at life. Thank you.

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