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The Ocean through five senses


By Robbie CheadlePublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Picture caption: Knysna Heads, Western Cape, South Africa by Robbie Cheadle


Angry grey

Sullen and moody

Breast heaving

Tears running

Hands beating a frenzied tune

Sharing soul’s torment


Water gleams

Reflecting blue sky

And white clouds

Tinged with pink

Morning sun welcomes the day

Bright salutation


Wave crashes

Rain smashes and pounds



Sic’s itself on calm ocean

Changing its nature


Fresh fried fish

Salt encrusted chips

Dipped in white


The taste of childhood days spent

Paying on the shore


Salty tang

Scent comes before sight

Ocean smell

Front running

Provoking memories of

Sunscreen and hot sand


Salt crystals

Encrust my dry eyes

Peering from

Wind-burnt face

Wet from briny ocean spray

Reminds me I’m alive

By Robbie Cheadle

nature poetry

About the Creator

Robbie Cheadle

Robbie Cheadle loves to create in a variety of mediums including words, cake, fondant, charcoal, and oil pastels. She enjoys writing fantasy stories for children, poetry, and paranormal stories for adults in historical settings.

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  • Amjad Ateih Dib3 months ago

    Great work don't stop keep going

  • Great piece ❤️😉

  • D.L. Finn5 months ago

    I love how you weaved the five senses into these poems o a sea shore visit.

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