Saturday, December 5, 2015

Barefoot--By Paul Callus--Malta

Barefoot

I walk on the deserted beach
listening to the ocean song;
the breeze holds my hand.
Is this where I belong?

I leave my footprints in the sand
and feel the grains between my toes.
Is it too late to dream,
I ask. Only God knows!

Paul Callus is a Maltese author who writes both in Maltese and English. He has contributed to several anthologies. Apart from poetry he writes lyrics for songs and has published two books, one a story book aimed at children (related to his experience as a teacher) and a historical book based on research.

19 comments:

  1. beautiful thoughtful write, my friend

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    1. Thank you my friend. Hope you're keeping well. Have a nice day. ~ Regards // paul

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  2. Paul,
    This poem reminds me of the Footprints story, part of which God says, "When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you." Good job!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting, David. That Footprints poem is one of my favourites. Glad you enjoyed. All the best. ~~ paul

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    1. Thank you, Peggy. ~ All the best. ~~ paul

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  4. Hello Paul

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful poetry. Yes, your entry is poetry. I enjoyed the reflective voice and tone. I love the image of the ocean for the ocean always calls to me. Sincerely, Ann Marie Mazzarella

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    1. It has been a pleasure to read your lovely comments, Ann Marie (with the Italian surname). I love the sea, and am lucky to live so close to it. ~ Best regards ~ paul

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  5. Thank you for sharing your beautiful poem. I think it never to late to dream. I'm so glad you asked that question.

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    1. Thank you, Jo, for the encouragement. When young we ask questions, we still do when we get older! ~ Regards // paul

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  6. Wow! That's a nice peace. Enjoyed it.

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    1. Your wow means a lot to me, Ntchindi! Thank you. // paul

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  7. Paul, it is never too late to dream. Dreams inpire us to keep living when life's obstacles make us want to give up. This poem inspires with its beauty! Mele Kalikimaka my friend! Aloha, Connie

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    1. Lovely thoughts and images are captured in your words Paul, a wonderful poem. Take care, Leokadia

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    2. Enjoyed reading this one, Paul..Sometimes I wonder if I have crossed the line and can no longer enjoy such a simple pleasure..Sara

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    3. Hi Connie! Thank you for stopping by with encouraging words. Your support is always appreciated. As we say in Maltese...Grazzi u Sahha:) ~ Regards ~~ paul

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    1. Thank you, Keith. I appreciate your visit and the positive comment. ~ All the best for the new year! ~ paul

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    2. Thank you, Keith. I appreciate your visit and the positive comment. ~ All the best for the new year! ~ paul

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