Time to go

Waves crash like errant thoughts
slamming into the thickest forms
meant to last forever
piece by piece carried away
as brown muddy water swirls carelessly
tides moving in and out
sucking away the loved treasures,
time to go
to be born again.
Beginnings and endings
life has her moments that teach
the art of memories and photographs
replacing that which can no longer be touched,
swept away in rough storms
sometimes its just good to let it be,
drift on the good times
and let go the rest.
I saw a mermaid below
swimming slowly waiting to be seen,
endless depth in natures eyes
dark form lurking beneath the blue-green
as the heart beat in excitement
she slipped farther away
as I stood above content
for having been gifted with presence,
more memories stored
as the posts now come down,
the crew will carry away the pieces
of a history destroyed
by a fickle wind that blew over
yet saved me from her worst,
I will carry on remembering
the scent of salt
and the view of yesterday.

The historic Anna Maria City Pier was too badly damaged during Hurricane Irma that it will be torn down and rebuilt at some point in the future. A beautiful place where I saw my first manatee that swam beneath my feet as I stood looking down, they say originally someone thought they were mermaids….I think a mermaid would be much more attractive…..but it was so special, and I have photographs and memories to keep it in my mind for always. ❀

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26 thoughts on “Time to go

  1. Oh…..what a sad ending for the pier. Your poem is a fitting farewell. Just lovely…and yes, a real mermaid would definitely outshine a manatee–though they are, indeed, gentle creatures on a simple mission. πŸ™‚

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  2. thank you Sue, it’s a town a little ways away from where I live, our pier which stands 20 ft high was damaged too but they just now got the lights working again so back in business, no charge to walk on it and no fishing license needed if you go fishing there either, always lots of kids out there learning how to catch πŸ™‚

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  3. This is lovely, not of the pier being torn down, but your experience with the manatee. Just beautiful:

    “I saw a mermaid below
    swimming slowly waiting to be seen,
    endless depth in natures eyes
    dark form lurking beneath the blue-green
    as the heart beat in excitement
    she slipped farther away
    as I stood above content
    for having been gifted with presence,”

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  4. Beautiful poetry and now reading your explanation I see more deeply the meaning of the crashing waves.. Its sad when old constructions like this are no more, But as we let things go, we allow room for renewal, and I am sure one day another pier just as magnificent will be born.. ❀

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