Poetry (old)

In the early 80’s my family moved to southern California. Shortly after that move we took a boat ride over to Catalina Island. This was the first time I’d ever been on the ocean. I wrote these three poems that day. If you read them please keep in mind that I was only in my early teens and knew nothing about poetry.

Sea

I have heard a poem about a tree,

But what I like better is the sea

With waves that gently roll

And with lives it takes its toll

I know there will never be

 

Anything with more beauty than the sea

Upon the Sea

I could stay upon the sea,

All my life and through eternity

With all the beauty there is to see

Out there upon the blue, blue sea

With the rocking of the boat

And to be forever afloat

 

With every roll of the wave

More of my soul it does save

With birds and whales

And the winds in my sails

Here forever I will stay

Until the memories are swept away

If you should look for me

 

I will be out on the sea… for eternity.

With Thee Upon the Sea

Oh to be with thee

Out there upon the sea

With the wind in your hair

Oh with you out there

 

Oh to be with thee

Out there upon the sea

To and fro the boat would sway

While the seagulls gently play

 

Oh to be with thee

Out there upon the sea

With the wind full in the sails

To see the beauty that is a pod of whales

 

One day I will be with thee

And see all the beauty there is to see

 

Out there upon the sea


I wrote this in my seventh grade creative writing class.

Storm

The dark clouds slowly roll across the sky

While the sunlight slowly fades

Gentle raindrops begin to fall in the grayish gloom

The drop become larger and fall harder

The rain feels like needles as it hits the green leaves of the trees

Still harder it falls

Leaving tiny craters in the dirt

Thunder booms

Lightning strikes

As quickly as it started the rains stops

The dark gray clouds change

To gray and white

And a short distance from there in a place that can never be reached

Is the dreamlike rainbow