Alic​e M. Batzel 

Published Author, Playwright,

Journalist, Poet, Freelance Writer 


By: Alice M. Batzel

She sits by the sea

gazing upon what is before her,

sorting through what is,

dreaming of what might have been,

imagining what still could be.

The sea calls to her,

though only in thought,

upon a mountain top, she may be.

The whisper of the breeze

carries her to water and shore,

safely at a harbor in her memory.

Wounds of the heart, missed opportunities,

questions of life, and broken dreams

long for answers and resolution.

The ocean is her solace, comforting and mending,

with reliable rhythmic waves

and the embrace of the warm salty air.

Watching today, reminiscing the past,

she ponders the future.

Emptiness finds filling,

longing finds hope, hurt finds healing.

She sits and watches,

and communes with the sea.

She is a seaside dreamer

sitting on the shore, a sandy dune,

or high upon a far-away mountain top.

The sea is where she finds answers,

hope, and healing, to face life’s challenges,

disappointments and unmet dreams.

The seaside dreamer makes the trek

by foot or through thought,

meeting what the journey may need.

She knows she will find

understanding, courage, and joy,

if she can get to the shore, gaze upon it,

open her soul, and breathe.

(Copyright Aug. 14, 2019 – Alice M. Batzel – all rights reserved)

(photo source: The Facebook page of Peaceful Moments For Women)