Dawn by the Sea
I find my feelings jumping
You, me makes we.
Two beating hearts are thumping.

Skipping stones of lime
My frozen tears are flowing
Couplets filled with rhyme
My eyes and smile glowing.

Dawn by the Ledge
Met Dr. Heckyll and Jive
Hardluck Story‘s edge
We close our eyes and do dive.

Perhaps it’s overkill
Johnny can be good
High wires are such a thrill
On our stoop we stood.

Dawn in the Muck
Wallowing within the mud
Always pressing luck
Swallowing Maria‘s cud.

Going Underground
Knocking, who can it be now?
Upstairs in my house, no sound,
Possibly it’s a mistake.

A man with two hearts,
I like to live,” I sing
Charming wrung snakes and ladders
Still life I’m living.

Down by the Sea
I find my feelings jumping
You, me makes we.
Two beating hearts are thumping.

Thoughts gone down under
Yellin’ I do cry
Do you hear the thunder?
Raindrops will they fly?

Contributor’s Note:Dawn By The Sea” is an Ode to the musical group Men At Work, as prompted by my poetry prompt from May 12th, in which I asked writers to write an Ode to one of the favorite musical groups or sings. My poem, titled Dawn By The Sea, plays off the song “Down By The Sea” (click for lyrics)  which is also my favorite song off the the 1996 album, Contraband – The Best of Men At Work. On Contraband, there are 16 songs. Each one of the 16 song names, I have incorporated into my new poem Dawn By The Sea. The picture accompanying this poem was taken in the early morning dawn on Huntington Beach, California about six weeks ago.