ODE TO THE SEA

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I have danced with the ocean many times,

Rode it’s waves in my dreams.

I have dived deep into its depths

And found secret places in it’s mysteries

I have resonated with it’s strength,

it’s wildness, it’s calm and it’s life.

I have crashed like the waves on the shore,

Dissolved only to rise again.

The sea has saved me many times in my strife.

She has listened to all my sad tales.

I have cried deep from my heart to her soul,

And found peace in its constancy.

Songs and poems have sprung from my Being,

each time I have walked the shores.

I’ve listened to the breath of the ocean,

in and out, as it matched my own.

It has been my haven, my heaven,

My peace and my joy,

Deeply connecting with One and all.

God is felt without effort, by the water.

I have rode the waves on the boats,

Let the wind blast through my hair,

Felt the pulse of it’s energy

vibrate through the every cell of my body.

In troubled times, when I was young,

and even now as I’m older,

The sea holds me fast and honestly,

Until I find my truth again.

It has been a playground too,

A fun fair of water and tides.

In it I am weightless and free,

Feel so alive.. So me.

My confidant, my ally and protector,

My light in the darkness.

Being near you again, old friend,

I can jump with joy,

shout with gratitude.

Thank you God for this creation.

Without you, I don’t know where I would be.

Thank you God, my Parent, Thank you.

Thank you Sea

For All you have been to me…

Maxine Bell