One Single Impression: Monument

topsail island

Monument

As in memory

As in hold on

As in wait a minute.

This is important. Stop everything.
Look. At. Me.

OK I will what have you got?

You, stranger.

One day you stop and talk
One day I stop and listen

And again and again
Now and again

It is pleasant. Happy. Enough.

And that is everything
And all there is:
No history or future
Only that space in between

You feel the sun on your back.
I feel it on my face.
We hear the surf.
Feel the sand. Shift.
Grow used to morning
Amid pelicans and helicopters
And sensible babies who cry in fear
Of the enormous surf
We hear.

You and I are a part of the landscape,
And landscapes change.

The beach, though.
It will be here.
We will return.
We will walk.
We will run.

Comments

  1. Mother Nature gives us so many opportunities. All we need to do is take advantage of them.

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  2. Somethings never change! Always remain by our side!!!Lovely one

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  3. Beautiful and very true! Always love to start my day with your words. They always give me pause to look and to appreciate. Have a wonderful weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  4. Yes! We need to take a minute to observe. To embrace...to see!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  5. So true. Life is meant to enjoy these things.Using all your senses to absorb the energy we find on this living planet.
    All is good.

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  6. I sense your yearning for the beach in this poem. And yes you will return.

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  7. that is life for sure...lovely poem

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  8. that makes a good point!

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  9. So much out there to be as one with.
    Great words.

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  10. Oh yes, we must enjoy the moment...you'd think this would be easy, but so many times we're too caught up in the past or the future to just BE. I loved your take on this prompt!

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  11. Wonderful take on the word monument. I like the way you so often thing "outside the box."

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  12. ...And we will make a sand castle.. monument of the moment.. that beautiful moment..on the beach.. under the sun.. and we will return to find our foorprints still there.. well SANDY, so very inspiring.. HATS OFF TO YOU .. AS USUAL WHAT A BEAUTIFUL WRITE.. YOU ALWAYS MAKE ME THINK..an honour to the prompt with a unique creation.. Thanks!

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  13. Beautiful post as usual, it cheers me up, a terrible busy week for the past few days, finally it is Sunday here, nice to read your post, I ove this:
    "It is pleasant. Happy. Enough.

    And that is everything
    And all there is:
    No history or future
    Only that space in between."

    Very true.

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  14. wonderful words Sandy!

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  15. Wonderfully crafted post! =)

    -Weasel

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  16. Anonymous5:21 PM

    Probably one of the best entries upon this prompt. Thank you.

    Please have a good new week.

    daily athens

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  17. Very cool. I enjoyed how the poem
    travels - from the impersonal
    stone - to open space and to the
    personal - people as monument -
    as we often are.

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  18. I love this one - the footprints in the sand are so indicative of life.

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  19. Hi Sandy, I am sorry didn't know that I was to send th epoem.. could you guide me how do i do it or will you like to pick it up from my contribution? Or if you think its rather longer and need not be placed.. OK with me.. what matters is the reponse for OSI .. it is indeed wonderful.. many thanks to you and Andree for such a gift..

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  20. Sandy, this is lovey. I have always loved the ocean and walking on the beach. We must all change with time yet the ocean is forever.



    Melanie

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  21. love this Sandy ... I too was inspired by the ocean with this prompt.

    peace,
    JP/deb

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  22. Wonderful poem. Made me smile. The poem itself is a monument of monuments.

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  23. Hi Sandy~ This was beautifully written. I can just pictyre it happening as well through your words. I especially liked the lines:
    "As in hold on

    As in wait a minute.

    This is important. Stop everything.
    Look. At. Me."


    LOVE THAT! Have a great weekend~

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  24. love those type of fateful meetings.... enjoyed the pace of your poem... and the foto a lovely complement... masterpiece

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