Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Sand White As Snow

                                                    I have never seen the ocean
                                                    It's as old as time
                                                    Stretching across the horizon
                                                    With wings to sail, I'd climb

                                                    Nor have I felt the sand
                                                    Warm upon my feet
                                                    It must be magic and grand
                                                    Beside the water so deep

                                                    To watch a beautiful sunset
                                                    Slowly brings a tear
                                                    From my ocean seat I sit
                                                    God's beauty is sincere

                                                    Where the blue meets the sky
                                                    With nothing in between
                                                    Just knowing I'm so nigh
                                                    More beauty than I've seen

                                                    Perhaps I will embrace
                                                    A pretty sea gull in flight
                                                    A warm breeze upon my face
                                                    Nothing but sheer delight

                                                    Leaving my footprints behind
                                                    Walking by the shore
                                                    The feel of warm sunshine
                                                    How I long even more

                                                    When my day is through
                                                    The shimmer of each star
                                                    Breathtaking silver on blue
                                                    Across the ocean so far

                                                   Then my eyes will have seen
                                                   More beauty than my heart can hold
                                                   I'll feel like an ocean queen
                                                   Sitting on sand white as snow

                                                   @Susie Swanson, 2013


  1. I've never seen the ocean and don't really have any desire to be that close to so much water. I have a fear of water; I'm at home in the woods and mountains. :)

    1. I love the woods and mountains to Charlotte...I would love to go one time.Thanks.

  2. Very nice poem, Susie. I love the ocean. I've only seen it a few times, but I'd live near it if I could.

  3. Susie,
    You've never seen the ocean? It's a beautiful sight, although I prefer the mountains myself. I don't know what my kids would do without the ocean - they go there often. Maybe one day you will walk upon the sand. This picture goes perfect with your poem. Thank you for all your lovely comments. They mean so much to me.

    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

    1. No I haven't Sheri.. I love the mountains dearly. That's the only place I would ever call home but I would love to see it one time.. Thank you for all your comments.. I cherish them.

  4. Beautiful words Susie. I saw the Atlantic Ocean when I was 18 years old. I hope you get to see the ocean one day.

  5. We went to Gulf Shores last week, wish you could have gone with us :) Nothing like that white sand ... it was cold when we were there but we still had a great time.

    1. Oh I've heard of Gulf Shores.. My nephew went last year. They said it was so pretty.. I'm glad ya'll had a nice time. Thank you.

  6. You should go and see it Susie. There is so much power, yet peace.

  7. Susie,
    This is a great poem and I love the beautiful photo. You've used so many lovely images in this poem. It makes me want to take off to the beach.

  8. I love this poem...I can feel the sand between my toes and smell the salt in the air! Well done:)

  9. So beautiful, Susie... it has been years since I've been to the ocean but I can close my eyes and imagine how it would be to be there!