Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A "Pome"

Dear readers, today I post portions of a comment that I received recently. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Many thanks Robb!

"Firstly, I LOVE your blog! I've been catching up on your blog as well as Lou Ann's today....I absolutely love Ocracoke as it's peacefulness reminds me of the beach we would go to when I was younger....

"Yesterday, I put my mind to writing a little something that I prefer to call a 'pome' and not an actual poem... Here it is:

"Ocracoke - Robb Foster

"To sit on Ocracoke my friend
And watch the sun go down again
The sails unfurled to catch the wind
Our souls will start to knit and mend

The calming sound of ferry horns
And laughing gulls that never mourn
That evening breeze to kiss my face
It tells us "Here's your healing place."

I'll travel on to points unknown
With mem'ries sure to wax upon
But nowhere heals me when I'm broke
Quite like the isle of Ocracoke..."

Thanks again Robb!

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  1. Toni Walls8:46 AM

    This expresses perfectly how my husband and I feel about Ocracoke. Thank you for sharing it.

  2. Exactly Thank you

  3. Robb, I love all your comments as well!! Lovely.

  4. Wow! Thank you all so much! Totally unexpected! I've been tweaking it a little; added a couple of more verses and was thinking about sending it to the O I Realty people later today when I get a chance; I don't have too many contacts down there other that OI Realty and, of course, John @ Fish Tail who is one of THE best in the OBX area. As a matter of fact all Ocracoke charters are the best!

  5. Anonymous12:07 PM

    Sums up my feelings about the island perfectly. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Anonymous10:48 PM

    NC Mainlander has had a long and tough day. You will never know how much I appreciate this wonderful & soothing poem. Rob, you have captured the very essence of Ocracoke. It's what I needed.

    Thanks, Philip, for sharing!