Waves vs. Cliff


I stand upon a cliff

So high above the sea

And watch the 'vancing waves

Crash into it 'neath me


Spray does fly and scatter

With a thunderous roar

Brushing gulls that come near

'Fore turning to sea a'more


Waves fall back, retreating

A slight reprieve to take

Then advance to firm cliffs

To try again to shake


I watch with amazement

At the beauty and pow'r

As the waves roll and crash

Repeating hour after hour


The cliff stands firm and strong

Yet let time have its say

The constant crash of waves

Will wash the cliff away