I See The Horn

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

I have two eyes and a coast.

My dark feet sink into the soft, white sand.

A light wind blows in from the ocean.

I look out across the huge expanse of clear, blue water before me.

And I see grace.

I turn away from the water.

Looking up at the low sea cliffs is breathtaking.

Their layers of rock form patterns that remind me of what

a soul must look like.

And I see serenity.

I look to the top of the cliffs.

I see palm trees. They flutter in the light ocean breeze.

They're green and brown always will be the colors of my life.

They coconuts are a favorite food for adventurous children.

And I see bliss.

I hear my cousin call me.

She is in the water, along with my father.

She is wearing a bikini, and is smiling, holding a ball.

He is dressed in a swim shirt from Germany.

I come towards them, my feet splashing in the waves.

And I see happiness.

I look toward my land.

Deserts. Forests. Mountains. Beaches.

People. Cars. Buildings.

I breathe in the air of our Golden Coast.

And I see spirit.

Submitted: June 09, 2010

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Graeme Montrose

Wonderful writ. You took me on a journey where I could envision it as you, your descriptions created a beautiful image. Enjoyed the read, thank you!

Mon, July 19th, 2010 7:21am

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