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Leaving Signatures in the Sand

I'm a writer, a poet, a dreamer. Born and raised in New York City. I now live in Daytona Beach, Florida. .

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Our bodies leave imprints in the sand,

still warm from the sun,

as a remembrance to the sea,

that this is where we lay that day,

until the waves wash -

these signatures away.


Somewhere dancing upon the waves,

magical mermaids from underwater kingdoms,

will receive our signatures,

like greetings

and will place them in seashells -

so others can hear our voices.


It’s truly funny to imagine,

that our signatures can travel,

perhaps to foreign shores,

upon the waves that took them

and weave them with others -

that they find along the way.


Like a special remembrance,

that we were once a part of life’s scheme,

we were here to love, to live and to dream,

leaving behind sparkling memories -

as we pass our signatures along.


Beneath the shimmering sun,

as the sea sparkles,

along the shore,

our footprints will wash away –

just like our signatures in the sand.


Only the mermaids,

that sit upon rocks in the sun,

know the secrets that the sea holds,

know the sounds of many different voices,

that leave their signatures -

embedded in the sand.

© 2017 Gypsy Rose Lee

Comments

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 30, 2017:

Thank you Kari.

Kari Poulsen from Ohio on August 29, 2017:

I bet your signature is as lovely as this hub! :)

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 15, 2017:

Thank you Tim.

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on August 14, 2017:

Wonderful poem bringing back memories of long walks and sitting on the beach. I like the idea of footprints and signatures being preserved and shared.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 14, 2017:

Thank you Eric.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 14, 2017:

This is delightful to read. Already the cause of my daydreaming. What a good thought you have given.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 13, 2017:

Thank you Genna.

Thank you Ann.

Ann Carr from SW England on August 13, 2017:

How enchanting! Great idea that our signatures can travel around the world. I live near a beach and there are many signatures of people, birds, worms, shells, stones and much more.

You've fired my imagination, Rasma!

Ann

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on August 13, 2017:

"Only the mermaids,

that sit upon rocks in the sun,

know the secrets that the sea holds,

know the sounds of many different voices,

that leave their signatures -

embedded in the sand."

I loved this! :-)

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 12, 2017:

Thank you Jackie.

Thank you FlourishAnyway.

FlourishAnyway from USA on August 11, 2017:

This was beautiful. I liked the theme and the way you expressed yourself.

Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on August 11, 2017:

What a fantastic picture you paint and even somewhat possible! I love it.

Gypsy Rose Lee (author) from Daytona Beach, Florida on August 11, 2017:

Hope the two of you have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you ThreeKeys.

Thank you Bill.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 11, 2017:

We all do this, don't we...leave signatures on the beaches of our lives? Beautiful poem, Rasma! Happy Friday to you!

threekeys on August 11, 2017:

Your words made me feel as if I was flowing with the tide. Sort of a lulling feel. Lovely, as was the picture.

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