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Seaside Memories
by CJ Heck
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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the romantic ocean

Seaside Memories

When I miss him most,
I walk on the beach.
Memories are always clearer there
on the sun-warmed sand,
where the wind plays in my hair
and I can allow myself to remember.

Our love had been
so like the sea and its waves,
but waves of thunderous heartbeats,
uncontrollable as an undertow
and us, as powerless in its grip,

each crest higher than the last,
building to a final peak
then slowly down again,
the currents teased
our own bodies home,
like a neap tide,
our passion also spent.

now I welcome low tide shadows --
not those on sand
but here, inside a memory.

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Reviewed by Southern Comfort 6/18/2007
This was so very beautiful and heartfelt! I felt the love that inspired this write! So deep and eternal! SC
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 11/11/2006
What tender beauty this write imports, into the very soul of the reader...

Outstanding finish, in the last three lines!

Love your work, and you!
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 11/11/2006
CJ, Your first stanza, reminds me of your thoughts I see in your bio pic...!
a wonderful intro to your "Seaside Memories"
The second...You show the depths of your Love~ the power of no boundries, but then in the third, you Crash, like a wave, over and over, and over again until the power subsides,but only within for you desire now, less emotion...tiring of it's wave but clinging to it's powerful passions still...
What an excellent write! Made me sad, with a smile...
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Paul Williams 11/11/2006
Excellent metaphor, I can hear the gentle roll of the surf breaking on the shore in this passionate and beautiful piece.

Reviewed by H. Lena Jones 11/10/2006
Beautiful, CJ. Memories are precious. Yes, they can make us sad, too. Still, without them we may well lose the past. Hang on to yours, even though painful at times, they are your way of holding you two together in a time that was. Hope this makes sense. :)

Lots of love, sweet friend,
God Bless
Reviewed by Zahala San Simone 11/10/2006
I hear you girl...I fell into infatuation once at the beach. And, it turned out to be one of the most romantic dates of my life.

You made me remember with this one! LOL!

Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/10/2006
This is Sweet and endearing CJ~ The waters Ocean can take us to many places! A definite pun intended! Smiling! You write with elequence~ PEACE! & Light! WArm HuGs, Sheee
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/10/2006
This is one of your very most deeply touched pieces to me!!

I can sooooooo relate to the feelings within this one!!

Compassionate and inspirational!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 11/10/2006
I find it so compassionate to write on sad memories. Our life is sad at times and this brings forth such sadness with great excellence. But let's not forget the happy times. Victor
Reviewed by jude forese 11/9/2006
the tides of memory ebb and flow with sincerity and passion in this delicate creation ...
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 11/9/2006
"now I welcome low tide shadows
not those on sand
but here inside a memory."

Crux-ily, I love the pathos of these lines! 'Shadows lie where light once rose.' Maybe 'arose', I'm not sure, a rose seems ground boundaried, non-specific to the sense of 'Seaside Memories'.

Lovely, in context and beyond, wrought piece, CJ.

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/9/2006
CJ this is so vibrant and rife with images of how the ocean speaks to, and effects us. It seems we all love being by the sea it evokes many memories.. Beautiful poem!... ET
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 11/9/2006
Coudl have been written by Deborah Kerr on the set of From Here to Eternity. I love the seaside, too. Things are so much more relaxed living by the shore. :-))
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/9/2006
The ocean spray and the power of the tides always gives me twilight reflections of love too. Poets are swayed by the emotion of the ocean...see!! Even now!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/9/2006
A soul-reaching metaphorical poem, C-J. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 11/9/2006
Beautiful poetry...your words are full of warmth, love, and memories. I love the metaphore, and the lines;
now I welcome low tide shadows
not those on sand
but here inside a memory...
Sounds like the experience is also embedded in your heart...for this poem is heartfelt. Beautiful...
Joyce bowling

Reviewed by Michelle Mills 11/9/2006
A simply stated, classy write CJ. I enjoy this side of you...the side who writes for adults that is. You're obviously quite multi faceted! :-) Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by J M 11/9/2006
Beautiful poetry and pic CJ.......... Sentiments heard well in this one.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 11/9/2006
Love so like the sea, so true. A serene yet sad mood set here...
Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 11/9/2006
A moving metaphor that's as clear as the midnight sun.
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 11/9/2006
CJ, this is so beautiful. Saying more may not do it justice.
Respect and Love
Reviewed by E. Richardson 11/9/2006
softly romantic, warmly sensual...this is a beautiful piece of work

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