Beach …

I’m walking on life’s beach

finding my way,

threading through shingle, pain underfoot;

sharp stones and crushed cuttle-fish bones.

Treading on sand now, grains between toes

washed by the surf warmed in the shallows.

I’m walking on life’s beach where bane and balm mingle;

happiness and sorrow, the sand and the shingle

brought to its shores on high tides and low;

random as rough seas today or tomorrow …

I’m treading that fine line between hope and despair;

I think it’s called living: I’m breathing sea air… .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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8 Responses to Beach …

  1. Bilby says:

    I’ve just washed up on the beach, Marya; have been dipping in and out … trying to wave and not drown.

    What a beautiful place you have here; it suits you and your lovely poems. 🙂 xxx

    • atomsofstars says:

      Hello Bilby! …. How lovely to see you … a very warm welcome x
      I was beachcombing this morning and fortunately found you on the tide-line 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind opinion about this new venture … I’m delighted that you enjoyed dipping into its waters …
      Hope you and Ara are both well and coping alright and able to enjoy these fine summery days xx

  2. Bilby says:

    Thank you, Marya, for your welcome and kindness to marsupials. 🙂 We are coping, adjusting and, yes, enjoying the beautiful weather. I hope your and yours are well and happy. xxx

    • atomsofstars says:

      I’m more than delighted to see you here, Bilby … the pleasure’s mine:-)
      I’m pleased to know that you are all well and able to enjoy this unaccustomed spell of prolonged good weather .. my best love to Ara x
      Yes, thank you .. my family are all well but my niece is on her second tour of duty in Afghanistan so until her return there is that shadow over us …
      Hope you have a happy day x

  3. Bilby says:

    Sorry, “you and yours”.

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