I had planned on posting more poetry about six weeks ago, but school ending and other stuff kind of got in the way. Hope these still bring a smile or a good memory.
The Beautiful Ocean
I stand frozen like a statue
admiring the beauty of the lapping waves.
She slowly moves back and forth
like a butterfly gracefully flying.
She acts like a mirror
reflecting everything in sight.
As I slowly walk away
she says goodbye
in a soft voice.
What Am I?
I slowly creep through the grass
I cannot move fast
I am like a worm
crawling on a leaf.
I tell stories to kids in the sea
about what good adults they will be.
I won against the hare
because I took my time.
He thought he would win
because his legs are faster than mine.
I may look young, but
trust me, I am old.
I am talked about horribly in this world.
You should check the things you say,
because you will also be old and slow one day.
The wind blew,
moving my hair around.
I closed my eyes
and heard her whisper my name.
She held me as her own
while I rested in the grass.
I remembered the love in her voice
as I drifted to sleep.
When I awoke, I reached out
but could not find her.
My eyes teared up
as I remembered her.
School is out and I have now retired. Twenty-nine years is enough, I have decided. I plan to do some writing of my own, but I sure enjoyed teaching these talented students. They will always be a part of my heart.