Footsteps, Land and Sea

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August 10 by The Running Son

A Shade Of Pen

I love to write with Jim from The Running Father Blog .. he takes a duet to a million places,.. 🙂 🙂 enjoying this piece over and over again!

During California summers,
beaches, comprised of sand 
and water, come alive, 
hands shading squinting eyes.

The water shines and reflects
making people smile
A walk down the beach
Refreshes memories of by gone times

together travel

Of times we needed smiles,
needed the reflection of water
to remind us we’ve walked miles,
and will walk for miles, farther

The footsteps that we leave
Mark the journey we have made
So much further awaits
And so much we have made


But footsteps wash away,
displaced by waves, as days
and years replace memories,
fading into grey mists and haze.

I gaze at the rising waves
will they wash even my pain?
Is it only the marks we leave?
Or do they wash the scars…

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