As I Stand Here By The Sea

Photo: Tracey Grumbach

I hear Mama calling me,
As I stand here by the sea

The tides lap at me mockingly,
They flow and ebb and go so free.
The seashells call Come look. Come see.
They know here’s where I want to be.

The sand squishes between my toes
Locking me there because it knows,
Though I’m still held within its throes
The time grows nigh before I goes.

Though I hear Mama calling me,
I still stand here by the sea

How was this love aquatic cast?
Was I a mermaid in lives past?
I step in more, to make it last,
For it lulls me, these waters vast.

Slowly the sun starts its descent
Bright seas turn dark in increments,
Giving me more now to lament
And finally I do relent.

For I hear Mama calling me,
As I stand here by the sea.

The time has come to let it be.

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Write a poem based on a photograph.

9 thoughts on “As I Stand Here By The Sea

  1. I took this literally, as the letting go of a deceased mother, until I read Heaven@asweetlust directly above. I’m still not sure which is intended.

  2. Becca / DayDreamerToo – Yes, every time I’m near oceans, seas, lakes – I’m entranced.

    Heaven and Bob – Interesting takes. I can see both views now that the thoughts are out there.

    Thanks all.

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