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She Rode Her Own Wave August 10, 2005 2:09 PM

She Rode Her Own Wave

Shawna Shea
May 2, 1983August 11, 1999


She rode her own wave

Inviting any and all on

But never drifting off on others

It was a large wave

With a direct route to shore

Passing as the undertow

Pulls us further out


I can see her footprints

Extend on the beach

Extend out of reach

As I drift towards the storm

Into the storm

The gale force of the soul

The blind hurricane

With no name

Unable to swim

I can barely tread water

But it is all I can do

Hoping that when I catch my wave

I land safely

And softly

On her shore

And follow

Her footsteps

In the sand


By Skip Shea
December 1999

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 August 10, 2005 2:30 PM

This is so beautiful and touching, Skip!  You put a lot of feeling in it...  I bet you wrote it in a very short time, once you got the inspiration...My heart goes out to you...


Giuliana aka Princess Little Rock

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WOW August 10, 2005 2:34 PM

That is truly beautiful Skip!  I always wished I could put my thoughts into words such as you have.  Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us.  [ send green star]
 August 11, 2005 10:08 AM


I found this poem to be so deeply heart-felt, and as others have said, very touching. The imagery of riding waves, not quite reaching shore... very moving. Thank you for sharing it with all of us.
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Shawna Shea August 11, 2005 10:23 AM

Skip, sending love, prayers and strength vibes your way today. I always thought this was a lovely tribute to your daughter and it remains so at this moment.---peace & blessings, ginger

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Skip, this made me think of you today. August 11, 2005 12:05 PM

And if I go while you are still here…

Know that I still live on

Vibrating to a different measure

Behind a thin veil you cannot see through

You will not see me, so you must have faith

I wait the time when we can soar together again

Both aware of each other

Until then live your life to the fullest.

And when you need me,

just whisper my name in your heart.


…………….I will be there


©Colleen Hitchcock®

The line about just whisper your name in my heart gets to me emotionally and spiritually every time I read it. I hope you find some solace in these words as have I.


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 August 11, 2005 1:48 PM

Thanks everyone. That poem was written within a few months of her passing.
I wrote a new one today that I will post.

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