Today the words to this poem came to me as I posted this photograph of the jetty.
Poem - The Jetty of Life
“The jetty rose out of the sand and into the sea.
We walked into the sun and cool breezes
to where many a boat had been moored.
The wooden rail at the end of the jetty showed
where the tidal and wave movement of ropes
had sawn the wood but they still held.
These scenes give the living life of the jetty.
Some of these see the shore and others go to sea early.
The ropes sway and give and the tides give more
to see the gold truth of all life.
This truth sees our own life as a jetty.
The jetty sees all tides as we go on our own road of mind
in the ship of our ocean scenes of life.
The ropes hold hope and the scene
of the jetty gives all scenes signs
of having the lift to the sign of every man,
women and child of earth.
The sign for life of here and now is the jetty
to be a way to go; and to free the rope
is to free the ship or boat of life.
The jetty is of all scenes to free our goals
of the earth and our love for life.
We greet the jetty truth of having to hold on to the ship.
The ship is the way forth and we wade
in knee-deep water for some time
to see only the water and the sand.
When sand and the sun give peace of mind
to our goals of life, we free the jetty to go to be the ship
and give scenes the life-force to go,
to select life; of which road to take.
The sun, sea and the breezes to be,
go with love to our homes of earth
to see all scenes create the time of our ocean rides
of giving the destined road a go.
We travel time as a time person
and we travel mind and a mind voice of our heart.
Of heart we go to see what we love
and of mind we free only the scenes to be the jetty.
As we create life for our own time-frame of earth,
we caress the field of love to see our own night
give the way to see the sights of the sand and the sea.
The sea and sand give hope to be the seed
to travel the way forward to the road of our own heart.
The jetty is the way to travel;
and as we greet the sand to take foot to the jetty,
we free the mind to see the sea as a way.
The ship is waiting to see the way to go of our heart.
The mind, of all human scenes to free the way to go,
is the carrier to be, and the courage to take
the first step on the jetty of life."
- Lexene Burns