Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Wave--By Maurice J. Reynolds--United States

The Wave

The wave begins to form,
rising higher and higher
until it reaches its peak.

I watch in awe as it howls
in the wind,
ready to make a great impact.

It moves swiftly,
but begins to transcend,
decreasing little by little
until all that’s left of the
mighty wave comes gliding
onto the shore, kissing the tips
of my toes and then
the entirety of my feet.

So peaceful….
Ready to experience
it all again.

Maurice J. Reynolds is a freelance writer who has had material published in various publications.  He is the owner of To God be the Glory! Publications, a literary ministry that produces the poetry publication Creative Inspirations.  More information can be found at: www.tgbtgpublictions.com.


  1. Peaceful moments are a joy - finding them is a reward. Nice reading...

    Rhoda Galgiani

    1. Hello Rhoda, my friend. God bless you and yours! Thank you for the wonderful comment. Yes, peaceful moments are a joy and once found, are very rewarding and relaxing.

  2. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    I enjoyed reading your poem and how you describe a wave, "kissing the tips of your toes"! I love the ocean and living near the shore; my husband and I have the opportunity to visit often. It draws us closer to God as we soak up His magnificent creation! Thanks for sharing your inspiring words...God Bless!

    1. Thank you, Christine, for the beautiful comment. I forwarded Karen a more formal "thank you" to forward to you. Be blessed!

  3. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you for the kind comments you left for other writers today and for sharing your talent at Whispers. It the encouragement of people like you that makes this site a writing community. Best wishes.


    1. You are very welcome. Love the site you created.

  4. Thank you, David Austin, for the following comment--

    I like The Wave, by Maurice Reynolds, how one gets the feeling that its action is eternal.

  5. Maurice,
    Such eloquent words you have penned here.
    Your friend,
    David Fox
    P.S. Thanks for using my work so often in Creative Inspirations and featuring me in the latest "Kingdom Spotlight".

  6. Dear Maurice,

    Enjoyed your peaceful moments by shore, wonderful imagery and poem.


  7. I could feel the tension of the wave before the gentle break, Maurice, just like the real thing. Well thought out and written.
    Jan x

  8. I'm not sure why my computer is not allowing me to send individual replies, but it won't stop me from saying thank you to David Austin, David Fox, S. Stefanowich, and Janice Henson. Thank you all for your kind words and encouragement. I truly appreciate it. David Fox, you are very welcome. It was an honor featuring you in the Creative Inspirations "Spotlight" column. I hope your readers and subscribers enjoyed it. Thanks for advertising Creative Inspirations in The Poet's Art.

  9. Nice poem. Makes me want to go to the beach. Maybe I'll have to settle for my sounds of the ocean CD.
    I enjoyed this.

    Shirley Smothers

  10. I love 'ocean poems', and this one is so very nice... Terry

    1. Thank you so much for the warm comments, Terry. It is much appreciated.

    2. A real beauty here, Maurice! But then again, I prejudiced...love the ocean so much! Have written many poems about it. Your poem transports the reader to that place and time!

    3. Thank you, Annalise, for the kind words. Blessings to you.