I wrote this poem many years ago, when matters of the heart and plans gone awry where my spiritual and emotional challenges. Nowadays, life is sweeter because of the lessons of yesterday.
When life cast its grey shadows on me
and the tests seem too much to take.
When my heart has been broken once again -
and my dreams have faded into nothingness,
the white sands of the beach is where I go.
Running past sand castles with
hidden treasures I may never know -
Running past lovers basking in the warmth
of the eternal sun
I reach for the cool embrace of the ocean’s waves.
Together we dance to the ebb and flow
of the tide of life
and together we stand unafraid.
In the silence of the distance
the ocean’s strength speaks to me
enveloping my soul with the
gift of peace it came to find.
© 2013 Marie Jimenez-Beaumont