I Sat Alone

I watched the ageless sea,
With waves bursting on shore,
Their timeless constancy
Going on forevermore.

Once my children were here,
My laughing young boys.
Those days were so dear
Watching them play with toys.

For years I have come here,
Again and again I come,
Seeking release from fear,
And daily tedium.

Those happy days were to me
A very precious few,
But this day beside the sea
Is just as precious too.

Today I hear children,
The parade goes on by,
And I am left to dream,
And watch the sea and sky.

Dean Albritton
Copyright 2000 Dean Albritton