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The Far Side of Forever

In the hills along the bay

By Cathy holmesPublished 25 days ago 1 min read
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On the far side of forever,

in the hills along the bay,

the seabirds carry secrets

of the ones who lost their way.


In the watery graves of dreamers,

drawn to the sailors’ song,

the whales do sing in elegy

of their wanderlust gone wrong.


As the sun sets on the horizon,

drawing closed another day,

I think about the fishermen

beyond the hills along the bay.


Respectfully, I bow my head

to the mighty ocean blue,

and pray that she’ll be gentle,

and that home, she’ll guide them to.


On the far side of forever,

though my heart may long to stray,

my feet stand on the rocky shore

of the hills along the bay.

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Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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Comments (31)

  • Tiffany Gordon 16 days ago


  • Thank you.

  • Cheryl E Preston17 days ago

    Great poetry. Congrats on your top story.

  • Heather Hubler19 days ago

    Incredibly beautiful poetry, my friend. Your words just swept me away. Loved the pic!!

  • Gerald Holmes20 days ago

    Simply Beautiful. Well done Sis.

  • Hannah Moore21 days ago

    I kind of want to see this illustrated with paintings.

  • Rasma Raisters21 days ago

    Beautiful and love the rhythm and rhyme here,

  • Thoom Willit22 days ago

    So sad. I hope the sea guides their lost souls to peace. What a beautiful sentiment ❤️

  • Some wonderful words Cathy

  • Very soothing lines. Refreshing our minds.

  • Novel Allen23 days ago

    I wish I was standing there right now, sounds so lively. UMMMMM! Meditation.

  • K. Kocheryan24 days ago

    Oh, this was so pretty. The first stanza is fantastic!

  • D.K. Shepard24 days ago

    STUNNING!! An absolutely top notch piece of poetry! Lovely photo too!

  • Grz Colm24 days ago

    PHOAR… this had a bit of a punch for me of something that happened to a friends’ family members quite recently! I didn’t know them but yeah, challenging for my friend. Beautifully written as always Cathy! ☺️👏 Hope you are travelling well too. Have a good one!

  • Gina C.24 days ago

    Absolutely gorgeous 🥹

  • Fly Alone24 days ago

    Longing, loss and reverence for the sea. Climax: Painfully affecting the feelings. Great...

  • Bugsy Watts25 days ago

    This poem moves like gentle waves lapping on the beach. Well done, Cathy!

  • Dawnxisoul393art25 days ago

    Your poetic verses paint a poignant and evocative picture of the mysterious and treacherous nature of the sea, great work!

  • Andrea Corwin 25 days ago

    YEAH, that is where my feet prefer, the shore!! Beautiful poem, Cathy, I loved the rhyming and the visuals.

  • Caroline Craven25 days ago

    Stunning. I really loved this.

  • Poppy 25 days ago

    So gorgeous Cathy

  • Ohhh .... so beautiful and melancholy... a poem like a seagull's cry.

  • This had a sense of melancholia and made me feel things that I can't quite put into words. Loved your poem and your gorgeous photo!

  • Gabriel Huizenga25 days ago

    This feels timeless and transcendent- a beautiful requiem for the wandering and lost. <3 I want to turn it into a song, it feels rhythmic and musical!

  • Babs Iverson25 days ago

    Beautiful nature poem!!! It touched my heart!!!♥♥♥

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