It is summer and summer for me means “ocean time”. This poem articulates how I feel at the ocean no matter how chaotic or stressful my life can be. The sun and waves calm me deep inside. I haven’t been to the ocean yet but I have my memories and moments of bliss at the ocean. The sun on my skin, the rhythm of the waves, the saltiness of the water, the cold rush on my feet and my laughter that gushes over at another story told by my friends. We each have these little moments of bliss that we tuck away, our souls recognize them. Don’t tuck away those memories too far away during this time. Even if you are not getting to your place of peace, know you can access your previous experiences and let them soothe your soul when things get rough.
The wind whistles past my ears.Joshua Fraser, August 11, 2018
Closing my eyes, I lose all my fears.
The waves crash into the rocks.
Out here there is no time on my clock.
The serenity I feel here just soothes my mind.
A peaceful day so hard to find.
The breeze just calms my soul.
Helps me think about what is my life’s goal.
I then look out over the ocean,
And it feels like my life has lost its commotion.
The sun sets down over the clouds.
But the orange glow around makes me proud.
As the night draws near.
I feel like where I need to be is here.
The soothing nature this afternoon brings
Just feels like such a beautiful thing.
I sit and wonder where life will go,
But right now all I want is for time to slow.
To enjoy this moment and feel free,
To clear my mind and find some glee.
It’s days like these I truly treasure.
Amazing nights and beautiful weather.
It may not seem like much.
But it’s moments like these I want to clutch.
For once I feel like life is bliss.
So many hard days in which my happiness was missed.
I could get lost listening to the waves.
Listening to the birds and watching how the clouds behave.
I could close my eyes and fade into the night.
The tranquility I feel helps me win the fight.
As the waves keep crashing into the rocks,
I feel the happiness in my heart become unlocked.
The day is drawing to a close.
The peacefulness I feel right now I’ll only know.
Right now my mind is finally clear.
It’s time to go as the night draws near
May you find just a moment of Bliss in your day or in your memories.
May you be the love you hope for the world.