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Below is the poem entitled ANKLE DEEP which was written by poet Michael Poyntz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I have been here waiting for you
ankle deep in the salty sea
surrendering away my pride as I gaze into
the spent promises that lap at my ankles.
waves created from the shipwrecked dreams
of what we wished we would be.
life's luxuries picked at by ever present seagulls;
the true connoisseurs of what sinks or swims

the tides and currents of our bodies,
once anchored in the
sound and mind for the
sailor and his mermaid song,
now a voiceless sextet held by
a blind man
who can see it all.
a multitude of minnows
searching for a suitable wardrobe,
waterproof against the hooks and sinkers
of love and the net of deception,
spawned from within the kingdom of the deep

it all seems to me
I swam upstream in vain
to you to be with…you to be yours.
naked truths have barbs
that are hard to swallow
you have changed my life forever 
you are never to return are you
I have been here waiting for you 


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  1. Date: 11/11/2009 9:54:00 AM
    I like this one a lot, very visual