A Boat On the Sea
by Seth Milliman
What am I?
Just a boat on the sea
Sailing softly with the winds gentle breeze,
I have seen rough and calm,
Soft and chaotic,
With no rest in between.
What lighthouse guides me to its safe shores?
Am I destined to ride the waves with no light?
No, maybe not but I cannot tell the future.
You who travel paths less taken,
Those who seek refuge from the rain.
Take haste and seek quickly,
The storm comes without warning sometimes.
And if you can't see will you hear?
I am not wise but foolish,
Destitute and foolhardy.
But I will seek the lighthouse
In order to get in at least before the storm.
When we have gone to Virginia Beach we more often than not find ourselves at Dockside, a restaurant we have been coming to for many years when visiting family and friends. We like having lunch at a table - whenever possible - right by the water. This day we watched a fishing boat tie up and bring their catch to the fish market. You walk through the market to get to the restaurant.
There is a seating area outside for when the weather is warmer, and then you can say hello to the seagulls. I have seen a whole variety of ducks in the water, migrating back and forth. You can also see pelicans and cormorants. The seagulls had the place all to themselves when we were there.