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He Wears the Salt Air

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Auguste
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By the sea


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The Salt Air Cloak

by Michael


He wears the salt air
as a cloak
and pulls it tightly
‘round his fragile form.

Hot ocean sand,
like sponge,
draws weariness away,
soaks it up,
and it's there to stay.

Throwing bits of bread
into the air,
seagulls dive and catch,
their calls growing louder,
more urgent.

Dressed in jeans
and shirt,
he’s so out of place
among the barely clothed.

He gets curious looks,
as he rests and paints
ocean,
children at play,
the joy, laughter,
a lovely summer day.

His weeping flesh
he knows can never heal,
but gives thanks daily
for the depths
his heart can feel.

And he is blessed.
He is so very blessed.

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the human mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

© Copyright 2001 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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  Very Good
Blessed with eyes that can see.... heart that can feel
    Thank you
     Connie
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2 posted 06-17-2001 07:25 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Auguste,

Wonderful, wonderful writing here, sometimes it's quite OK to be out of place, it's a matter of where ones heart lays, beautiful work, loved it.

Love, Cerenity

"God doesn't have to be reminded that we exist.
We have to be reminded that He exist!"

(Writer Unknown)


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He truly is blessed, my friend.  Wonderful work, Michael.

All writing comes
by the grace of God.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

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This was so very beautiful Michael, thank you.  Take care.....Sue

Suetang

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Connie,
Yes, quite blessed!  Thank you.

Cerenity,
Thank you for the "Wonderful" and yes, it is okay to be out of place, not a carbon copy of everyone else.  Thank you.

Lone Wolf,
Thank you and yes, he truly is.  

Sue.
Hi sweetie.  :-)  Thank you

Michael Auguste~
There is more depth to the heart than the human mind can comprehend and it only has boundaries when we choose to fence it in.  

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Wow...this is vivid! I could see the contrast of the stark image of him against the beauty of the ocean...very very nice work here!!! You brought me there, m'friend!
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Michael, you poems always seem to be so visual. I loved it.

Dee

I wish you every happiness and may you always have the best of the good things in life. a brand

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remembering our journeys to the beach...and how we both looked out of place
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Listening to every heart


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Thank you, Archives...

I can see again my Michael in glory...

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Remembering..
and missing
our dear friend, Michael.

Paint the Heavens Michael.
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