The Trial of the Waves


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How we look at life is essential to how we live our lives. Expect nothing and accept all. Live it and love it and look back and smile.

The Trial of the Waves

The Sandy Beaches of our Lives

Like the Grains of Sand upon the Shore

Endless Pieces of each Day

Complicate us Evermore


The Rocks within the Shoreline

Protrude as Beacons Strong

But Slippery are our Steps

When our Path has led us Wrong


The Waves crash in like Trials

Trying to break us down

Maybe lose our Footing

Uncertainty does us Surround


As the Sea subsides

And the Wave Sleeps again

It's like the Spirit Soothes us

Our Troubles are made by Man


Tides recede and the Dawn is New

As the Lord has taken our Hand

Lifting us up to ease our Strife

We see the Sands are Smooth Again


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gogant commented on The Trial of the Waves


There is a sweet smoothness to this wonderful poem of yours, Swan.............A love has to stand the trials and tribulations of thought and soul, indeed they do.....................................gogant



Thank you ever so kindly gogant....your perception of my meaning is so true....Swan

dahlusion commented on The Trial of the Waves


Beautiful, simply beautiful in all of its poetic phrasing: "The Waves crash in like Trials Trying to break us down" — i love this! bravo!!



Again I am honored. I pour so much into my work, it's nice to know someone with your expertise, appreciates my efforts. Thank you Dah

A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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