Return to Rocky Shore

Return to Rocky Shore

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Did we not after all come from the very same
rocky shorn and misty shore
but not to honor that by our return
in the final and forever more

In my memory  I still see my father kneeling
his elbows on his thighs
and telling stories of sea born brothers
of dark waters and of grey stormy skies

Verified  by searching in the seacoast  towns
musty records and certified form
These  favorite brothers turned away from the crown
becoming this new colony this country born

And so far from the shore these stories told
from a father never too  near the sea
though  yes they happened just as told
how from tyranny  they were set free

Centuries pass and stories melt  away to  myth
and soon the children learn other fables
of a quiet and countrified lifestyle on a farm
of captains chairs  and tables

But for me the salty marshes adorned with white  gulls
the briny air and noisy tides
there are old memories envisioned at night
are not dreams where memory hides ?

And I have  returned there many times to the sea
and to relive these childhood stories
of the fisherman and my grandmothers home
of the fishing piers and the painted dories

One day perhaps my ashes too
may adorn the place of rocky piers and sea foam
either on  shore line there
or along these fields of home

EdF

Sometime in my life I started to write about my life journey , in poetry, in storyperhaps to sort them out and enter them intoa place of safe keeping . The soul of the writeris perhaps best described in their words , emotions and thoughts . If these poemsor stories touch something inside youthen maybe I have succeeded in sharing . I will not write about my selfin profile , because self isn't so important in writing . Only the journey in wordsandthe sharing areimportant . Why would weever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life , nature , serenity ........

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EdF

Sometime in my life I started to write about my life journey , in poetry , in story perhaps to sort them out and enter them into a place of safe keeping . The soul of the writer is perhaps best described in their words , emotions and thoughts . If these poems or stories touch something inside you then maybe I have succeeded in sharing . I will not write about my self in profile , because self isn't so important in writing . Only the journey in words and the sharing are important . Why would we ever say " Now about me !"........I'd rather write about life , nature , serenity ........

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