Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Last Post of 2009

A friend asked me :
"Where the heck have you been these past many months"
She told me that it been said that I had been seen down at the beach alot.
She asked me how could I find such a horrible place so interesting.

Well the first thing that ran through me was annoyance.
But just very briefly, for annoyance with my friend or anyone is not allowed.
Next was empathy for my friend.
For she is not a very happy soul,
and does not see to very much of the beauty around her.

We made a date to walk and visit the first weekend in the New Year.
She headed home, and yes you guessed it,
I headed to the beach.

I arrived just as the sun was starting to go to rest for the day.
Colouring the sky in beautiful rainbow colours.
The soft rich colours reflecting on the ocean waves,
gave my heart such a lift.

There I sat, in a quiet little cove, on an isolated beach,
beckoned there by the call of the sea,
I realize that I am powerless,
I can not fight the call of the sea,
I must obey
I must be there to feel, to hear, and to absorb all
that Nature and God has to give me and to teach me.

So here I sit
listening to the sound of the waves,
the cries of the gulls,
My body absorbing the gentle soft salty spray from the ocean waves,
Enjoying the heavenly scent of the intoxicating salt air.
My eyes painting the scene before me on the canvas of my mind and my heart.
So that whenever I close my eyes, the beauty of life is always there for me to see and enjoy.

Once again I feel the strength and power of my beloved ocean,
as she lovingly surrounds me with her strength and gently teases my toes.

 once more I am lifted up from the earthly plain.
I feel such joy and complete peace fill my heart and soul.

All cares are taken from me,
And the year plays out before me,

I see of my sad friend, and now knew how to help her.
I see all  of the wonderful people who entered my life this past year.
I think of all my internet friends, and wish them well
I thought of all the loved ones that passed from this world to the next.
Happy that they have been apart of my life
I see the smiling face of my beloved New Husband,
And I thought of the joy and contentment that we have brought to each others lives.
And asked for many years to share this joy together.

I thought of a year filled with lots of ups and downs
A year filled with challenges aplenty.
A year filled with laughter and tears, both happy and sad.

I give thanks for this year that is about to end,
and thanks for the New Year that is about to start.

As I once more became aware of being back on the beach,
With cold wet toes
And a bright moonlit path back to my car,
I remembered a verse that was given to me many many years ago.
And until this nigh, did not mean much to me,
For I did not really understand it.
But this night it became clear.

I will share it with you,
Say good night,
Blessed Be
Meet you all in the
New Year

Yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision,
But..today, well lived
Makes every yesterday
A dream of Happiness.
And every tomorrow
A Vision of Hope
So look well, therefore,
to this day

Hugs to all
Lil Sam


Hermione said...

Hi Lil Sam,

That was so beautiful - the poem at the end, of course, but the whole post too. I feel sorry for your poor friend, and I can understand why you come to the beach - you're closer to your sailor man.


ronnie said...

A lovely post and a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it lil sams.

Yes, I too can understand why you go the the beach. I always feel at home when I'm around the sea and I would love to live by the sea again.

My love and best wishes to you and your husband.


Lady_Karen_Rebel said...

Ty x Sam...

Your right the beach & ocean is beautiful...Even the little beach at the edge of the thames estury down the road to me...

I spent a lot of time watching the waves over the last year...It helped me when I felt depressed...

"Happy new year"

Love Karen x

Florida Dom said...

What a touching post and I can understand why you're drawn to the ocean. Have a healthy and happy new year with your sailor man. You've come so far in the last year. It's obvious 2009 was a wonderful year for you.


ronnie said...

Lil Sam, stopping by to wish you and your husband a Happy New Year.

I hope it's a wonderful year.


PK said...

Lil Sam,
You are an excellent writer. I hope you have a great New Year!


Dr. Ken said...

Happy New Year to you, Lil Sam, and best wishes to you in your 2nd year of blogging.

I remember being told in school that bodies of water in poems usually represent life. And who wouldn't be attracted to that? Sure, the tide ebbs...but it always flows back in and when it does, it can be overwhelming and fulfilling.

May you always find high tide...

Dr. Ken

Florida Dom said...

Hope you will begin posting again soon and that things are going well for you.