Alic​e M. Batzel 

Published Author, Playwright,

Journalist, Poet, Freelance Writer 


by Alice M. Batzel

She sits by the sea,

gazing upon what is before her,

sorting through what is,

reflecting on loss,

dreaming of what might have been,

imagining what still could be.

The sea calls to her

through meadow, prairie, mountain top,

wherever she may be.

The whisper of the breeze

carries her to water and shore,

safely at a harbor in her memory.

Wounds of the heart, missed opportunities,

questions of life, and broken dreams

long for answers and peace.

The ocean is her solace, comforting and mending,

with reliable rhythmic waves,

and the salty air’s warm embrace.

Watching today, reminiscing the past,

she ponders the future.

Emptiness finds filling,

longing finds hope, hurt finds healing.

She patiently searches her soul,

and communes with the sea.

She is a seaside dreamer,

sitting on the shore or sandy dune,

transported from rolling hills, desert, or valley.

The sea is where she finds answers,

hope, and healing to face life’s challenges,

disappointments, and unmet dreams.

The seaside dreamer makes the trek

by foot, heart, mind, and spirit,

meeting what the journey may need.

She seeks the shore where her truth waits,

longing to gaze upon the ocean,

open her soul, and breathe.

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(Copyright May 2020 - all rights reserved by author)

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(photo source: The Facebook page of Peaceful Moments For Women)