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hoot_owl_rn
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Your Shore

I have spent my life adrift on the ocean,
with never a glimpse of land in site,
always searching for a place to land.
The wind never catching my sails,
never easing my travels.
The currents rough and rocky.
At times, I thought my ship would sink,
that all would be lost to the sea.
My darkest nights,
I spent praying for the light of day.
The hottest days,
spent wishing for the coolness of the night.
Then suddenly, when I finally felt
I could drift no more,
I hear my name called softly on the breeze.
A gentle wind catches my sails;
through the clearing mist, I site land.
The current brings me to your shore,
and there you meet me with open arms.
Finally... I have come home.



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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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caroline
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1 posted 09-18-99 12:30 PM       View Profile for caroline   Email caroline   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for caroline

Enchanting, hoot...I love the imagery.

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The only man worth your tears will never make you cry...
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2 posted 09-18-99 12:34 PM       View Profile for johnt300   Email johnt300   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for johnt300

BEAUTIFUL!!!
Excellent free verse, Hoot. Loved it. Is that a brand new one? Bye for now.
Tyson
hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 09-18-99 12:37 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Thank you very much caroline

Tyson, thanks...I wish I could say it was new, but rather a dream from a while ago...actually I forgot I had it until I was sitting here thinking about the ocean and the vastness of it...just reminded me of someone

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus

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Nan
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4 posted 09-18-99 12:51 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Give me a poem about the sea any day...
Your shore will befall you before you know it, R...
Paul Allen Lupien
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5 posted 09-18-99 12:55 PM       View Profile for Paul Allen Lupien   Email Paul Allen Lupien   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Paul Allen Lupien

Liked this one Hoot.Maybe patience is actually an active force-if one can wait long enough." Aye,there's the rub."

PAL

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juanita
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ok! it took my breath away!!
hoot_owl_rn
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jaunita, Nan and Paul......thanks for your praise. I figure anything to do with the ocean, you can't go wrong

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
U K Hero
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8 posted 09-18-99 02:47 PM       View Profile for U K Hero   Email U K Hero   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for U K Hero

I liked this Hoot it has flavour, excellent.
Seymour Tabin
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Hoot,
You know what they say
Be it ever so humble there is no place like shore. Nice poem.
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10 posted 09-18-99 05:10 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for IsabelleSkye

absolutely divine, I have found myself strangely drawn to the ocean lately.
I loved this one
Izzy

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hoot_owl_rn
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Isabelle, Seymore and UK....thank you all
Billy
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12 posted 09-19-99 02:22 PM       View Profile for Billy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Billy

Hoot, this is so beautiful. One of your very best. I've read it three times now. Great job.
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I echo all above Hoot......great job....

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
hoot_owl_rn
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Billy and Echo.....thank you both, I appreciate that

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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Touching words!!!!!! I am sending this to a friend.
hoot_owl_rn
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Thank you little Bit....I hope your friend enjoys

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
WhtDove
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Once again I am lagging behind, and find myself on the tail end. Better late than never. So goes life don't it, just when we think we have run out, and wind comes and pushes our sails. Very good Hoot, great imagery, so true!!!
hoot_owl_rn
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Smiles.....I don't know Whtdove, but I am believing in miracles more and more each day

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
Toerag
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Hoot.....That's cuz ya met me right?....That "miracle" thinggie?....Hunh?...Isn't that right?.....LOL....great work...as usual....
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20 posted 09-21-1999 11:35 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Wonderful poem, Hoot!
hoot_owl_rn
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Suthern.....thank you

Toerag.....but of course
Actually I have met an inspiration

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"In the depths of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer" ~Albert Camus
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