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Betty Gravitt
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The waves call softly whispering my name
low and sweet
as I stand beneath the moonlight,
on a snowy white beach.

The wind blows a calming breeze,
touching me with tender fingers of love,
caressing my soul wounded and deep.

The stars twinkle high in the sky,
lighting scenes from a life
that has slipped slowly by.

From far away I hear...
the hoot of a lonely owl,
so tender and sweet,
it's aching loneliness touching me.

Tears of sadness fall upon my cheeks,
I hear the waves calling, calling to me.

In the moonlight
far away from the sandy beach,
the waves fold round me,
so gentle and sweet.

All is still all is at peace.

In the moonlight on a snowy white beach,
   The hoot of a lonely owl,
       sounds so alone
        and bittersweet.


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Denise
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Sad and beautiful, Betty. Well done!

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Seymour Tabin
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Betty,
I hear what you hear in your poem.
It reads to me almost like a hymn.
Beautiful work.
Betty Gravitt
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Thank you Denise. I always appreciate the time you take to read.
Sy... What can I say? The beautiful song of life. Thank you for the read my friend.


 B Gravitt

Alwye
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A beautifully sad piece...my favorite kind.  This is extremely well done.  

 *Krista Knutson*

~*Like a lion, without fear of the howling pack,
Like a gust of wind, ne'er trapped in a snare,
Like a lotus blossom, ne'er sprinkled by water,
Let me, like a unicorn, in solitude roam.*~ Hymn Of Buddha


Betty Gravitt
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Alwye... Thank you. I'm glad you liked it, and thank you very much for the read.

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Nan
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This is wonderful, Betty....
Betty Gravitt
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7 posted 01-07-2000 12:48 AM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Nan how could you ever guess? My most favorite place to be.   Thanks for the picture, and the the read.

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CrazyChick
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beautiful work!!!
Betty Gravitt
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Thank you for the read. I enjoy yours also.  

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whiskey
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Sad but beautiful This is wonderful Betty I love the ocean there is not a better place to me  
Elizabeth Santos
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This is truly a song
And it sings of your loving heart
Liz
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Betty, this is so lovely - it flows like gentle ocean waves.
Walking on the beach often has this effect on me too!

Well done indeed.

K

 '...I want to be free - free to know people and their backgrounds - free to move to different parts of the world...' Sylvia Plath
Betty Gravitt
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Whiskey... Thank you. One thing though... once the waves of the ocean touch your soul you're captured forever.

Thank You Elizabeth, my heart can sometimes sing... I think.  

Severn... the walks make me feel free and alive. Thank you for the read.


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