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Auguste
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By the sea


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Safe Harbor

by Michael


When I return to the coast,
there, my healing
will begin.

I'll sit in the damp sand
and let the hot summer sun
bleach highlights into my hair,
brown and turn my skin to leather.

Warm, salt waters
will draw the pain
from my being,
soothe
this tormented body.

I'll bring bread
to feed seagulls
and watch as they fight
over each piece.

I'll delight,
as children laugh and play
in the tidal pools,
splashing one another
and enjoying their precious youth.

I will paint pictures
of lovely women,

the seashore,

sailboats,
as they do battle
with the strong Atlantic currents,
heading inland to the salt marshes
and a safe harbor.

Somehow, I know
that I will also find
a safe harbor.

A place where I can rest,
share what it is
that still thrives in me,
where I am at last welcome.
A place where I might heal.

I know now
that this tortured body
will never heal,
but the gentle spirit
that limps within it

must.

Some evening,
as I sit and look upon the moon and stars
reflecting in the dark waters,
perhaps I'll even find a cure for this

devastating loneliness.



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

© Copyright 2002 Michael Auguste - All Rights Reserved
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This sad poem, does touch on hope in the begining. There is always hope my friend.
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Michael,

   Hold on to that hope and know that people love you. I care about you my friend, and I will always be here to help chase away the loneliness.

Hugs,
Tara

"My heart is like an open book, for the whole world to read"
     - Motley Crue, Home Sweet Home

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Michael--The ocean is a place to reflect and heal both body and soul...friendship and love help to heal lonliness.  Hugs!
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(tears fall down my cheeks) So very sad, sweet friend, my heart goes out to you and I hope now your heart is harbored safely in joy and hope! (big hugggsssssss) My heart cries out to yours, sweet friend, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Michael, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton
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Michael, as I read this peace full of longing and hope, all I could think of as I pictured the ocean, the gulls, you painting, was....
MICHAEL, TAKE ME WITH YOU!!!
I need to find a place like this for myself to rejuvenate, and get the wind back into my sails. Yes, a 'safe harbor.'
Enjoyed Michael.
~Hugs to you my friend, Nancy~

~Love, like magic, depends on believing.~

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Oh Michael, it seems that pain is always with you. I wish it would leave forever. I know the ocean will always help my spirit, and I know it does yours. Is your bird friend still about?
Take care.
Sanda
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I love the ocean too..as i began writing poetry when i lived in Hawaii...
Enjoyed your words Michael..what would we do without the moonlight and the ocean...they do inspire dont they?..

                           ~Victoria~
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Everyone,

Thank you very much for your replies.  I'm sure tomorrow or next week will see a change of mood for the better. *hugs* to all

Michael

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