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Remembering Oceanside

My dad, and OHS class of ’70 grad, sent me this poem from a snowy Kansas City. Thought it might be appreciated by your readers.
-Mason Leaf

Oceanside

The sun sets softly over the north jetty

Reflecting an evening light on an outside break

You stop and sigh at the beauty

Feeling a tingle from your toes to your neck

The ocean beckons, salty, wispy calling

The waves slap out your name,

You remember the sanity and calm of the sea

As your spirit and soul long for the same.

The waves at the pier and the harbor

With memories of the shore break at buccaneer

Slowly, silently pulling you along

It all takes you back to your younger years

You think about those crazy days

The days when vast and wild dreams were pondered

It calls you back with mixed emotions

A time when soaking in the sun was all that really mattered

The ocean beckons, salty, wispy calling

The waves slap out your name,

You remember the sanity and calm of the sea

As your spirit and soul long for the same.

—Leif Leaf
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