The Ebb and Flow of Life

“To die is landing on some distant shore.”- John Dryden

Ebbing and flowing
restless tides of my mind
seeking clarity without disparity

As I wander these soft sandy shores
I ponder what happens after we take
our last ragged breath, is there more?

The rush of wind in the sea grasses
whispered cries as if the now dead
are calling to me from afar, yearning
for a soothing voice so they could speak
sweet words of joy, and less of melancholy

And if they could find any way
to communicate after they’re gone
I like to think they would say

The afterlife is thriving and beautiful
with no strife it’s quite lovely here
and every brilliant new day greets us
with a dramatic watercolor dawn

©2021 Linda Lee Lyberg

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Linda Lee Lyberg is a wife, mother, artist, published poet and author. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years, and her dog, Ricky Bobby. Linda writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. 
You can read more of her works at:
and her Amazon Author Page

31 Comments on “The Ebb and Flow of Life

  1. I love the last stanza. It reminds me of what my favorite librarian (and friend) said to me when I asked about the Summerlands (while I was a child). She said that people didn’t come back to tell us about it because they wanted us to get rid of all the bad here and to enjoy all the good, too.

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  2. water coloured dawns, we have this in this life too, think i’ll just stay here for a while (smiles}
    Happy Sunday Linda


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  3. I really love this moment you pulled me into with your words. Thank you! “a dramatic watercolor dawn” – beautiful!

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  4. Ah, how beautiful must the afterlife be! Your last stanza gives such a vivid and peaceful picture. Oh, that it is just as it is!

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