Awoke early that morning feeling restless
had the urge to go to the beach
never a lover of water yet was compelled
by the need to be near the sea
the Tide was coming in a breeze skimmed
along the sands making it swirl
as it quickly penetrated his mouth and eyes
the position trying to rationalize!
Calm approaching this place of tranquility
yet he could not understand
the turmoil his body was being buffeted
by unseen assailants around him
could not break away paralyzed with fear
the sea now lapping at his chest
anger grew within flickering lights ahead
had to hold the beachhead!
Could now hear raised voices a battle cry
suddenly part of a combat force
violently lashing out at spectral figures
mind in turmoil as the fighting
raged everywhere such pain and blasts
smell of death filled his nostrils
as a huge wave thrust him back to shore
exhausted he could take no more!
Sand shook as if hoards of feet pounding
a blinding flash consciousness lost
with a shudder was aroused by his partner
had been worried by his long absence
slowly standing could see all was peaceful
so cold and wet from the tide
must be some kind of seizure assumed
shaken together the stroll resumed!
An experience he would long ponder about
but neither noticed footprints
leading off the beach and a pulsating light
under the sea near the shore
a woman and her dog soon walked that way
it stopped and started barking
staring out to sea then the animal was gone
the owner knew something was wrong!