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Her Heart Is The Sea

Her eyes never leave
the moonlit horizon.
She will wait
an eternity, if she must.
She paces
as the tides
crash forth, then recede
back to the ocean.

Only memories
return here.
The ship departing
from the docks,
the sun sparkling
on the water,
a pair of dolphins
through the surface.
They had seen it
while in each other's arms.
Yet, now they
are distant

The sky turned ominous,
dark waters
engulfed the ship.
Everything went dark,
they lost sight
of each other
beneath the churning waves.
Her lungs
filled with salt water
as she desperately
gasped for air,
for life.

She drowned
the same day he did.
Her soul
washed ashore
along with her
cold, lifeless body.

She remains
haunting the coast.
Her feet leave
no imprints
in the sand.
She moves
with the wind,
drifts upon it, 
like sea-foam
atop the waves.
The dark water
through her
transparent form.

Her spirit's heart glows,
shining outward
like a lighthouse beacon
showing him the way
to her arms.
She is waiting
for him
to rejoin her.
He will return
just as she has.

Written by: Kelly Deschler    October, 10th, 2013  

This was originally written for Poetess Darkly's contest - 
"Heart Of The Sea"

Copyright © Kelly Deschler

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  1. Date: 1/11/2015 6:04:00 PM
    This reminds me of the movie where Kevin Costner drowned.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/15/2015 8:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think you are referring to the movie "Message in a Bottle", and I can definitely see the similarity between the two... Thank you for reading and commenting on my poem, Bill. I appreciate it!
  1. Date: 4/10/2014 5:56:00 PM
    Kelly, this is an explosion of feeling.. I LOVE it! Congrats on your win!!

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/12/2014 3:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, once again, Dave! I'm very happy that you enjoyed my poem! :)
  1. Date: 4/9/2014 4:17:00 AM
    This is a spooky write. So sad, so emotional, so deserving of a this win. Congrats Ron

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/10/2014 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much, Ron. That really meant a lot to me! :)
  1. Date: 4/8/2014 5:42:00 PM
    Beautiful, expressive, emotional and clothed in imagery. never ending hope? // congrats on merited win Kelly :) // paul

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 4/10/2014 10:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Never give up on hope, no matter what!...Thank you so much for your kind comments, Paul. I really do appreciate it! :)
  1. Date: 1/26/2014 12:10:00 PM
    Beautiful, I can see why it was a winner. I have always been drawn to the sea and I was drawn to this poem.

    Deschler Avatar Kelly Deschler
    Date: 1/27/2014 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I don't live near the sea, but I do find it interesting and mysterious. I'm glad that you were drawn to this poem, and that you enjoyed it! Thank you very much for the kind comments, Richard. I appreciate you taking the time to read my work.
  1. Date: 11/12/2013 2:37:00 AM
    Congratulation for wonderful win,,,,

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 10:02:00 AM
    Chilling. Gives new meaning to "heart of the sea." Congrats, Kelly!

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 6:39:00 AM
    Congratulation for this excellent win for this excellent poem. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:07:00 AM
    Congratulations on the win, Kelly

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 10:28:00 PM
    Quite a haunting story told with elegance. Congrats on the win in SKAT's contest. Very deserving of a win in any contest :)

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Kelly.... Congratulations, thanks for the support..... ~SKAT~ LOVE

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 4:09:00 PM
    I'm shocked that you didn't place with this entry. It's wonderful. Someone obviously didn't see what a jewel of a poem this is. Brilliant work, dear sister <3

  1. Date: 10/24/2013 3:45:00 PM
    Awesome poem! Sad and dark, yet with a ray of hope that he may yet come, no matter if it is an eternity. I admire the faithfulness of your character. I also think you did a very good job of introducing the story without giving away that she was not in her bodily form; it really adds interest.

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Beautifully crafted imagery. I like the fact it was told in a narrative form which makes it all the more interesting.

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 8:11:00 PM
    reads like an awesome movie ;}

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 5:36:00 AM
    Reads like a winner to me..A very unique way to go for the contest. Enjoyed reading your creative work..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 10:20:00 AM
    Some writing is beyond judgment. This poem speaks volumes and can stand as perfection. You capture every emotion possible with words so eloquently chosen. Kelly, put a star beside this one.... It cannot be bested.... Your talent with pen and ink leaves me astonished.... and respecting you more with each read.... Jake

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 3:17:00 PM
    - So beautiful and touching to read Kelly - A amazing poem for this contest ...... it will peak high on wins list! - Wish you a nice weekend! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 3:07:00 PM
    heartfelt beautiful piece kelly excellently penned

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 10:53:00 AM
    love this Kelly, you have put a lot of your heart in to this amazing poetry,,,, good luck in contest...