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I feel the sea beating against my skin 
I taste the salt of primordial life 
absorbed by my restless mouth 
I hear her chanting in an ancient 
tongue, her words burning thru my 
ears and tattooed in my brain 
I smell the damp on the horizon, 
reminding me that I am small 
I can see endlessly, farther than a 
I swim past the breakers, holding my 
head above the churning dark waters
My deepest fear seated within 
I pass through 
Unbroken, unchanged 
As Mother Ocean caresses my spirit 
millions of refractions reflected in 
the water 
pulling me onward 
Past all fear 
Past all hesitation 
Fatigued and heavy 
My body slips away 
And I am born again 
Alive again 
In this Ocean 
Anything is possible
I give in to reason 
Let the clarity of knowledge pull me 
As I am reborn 
Vengeance & calm & terrible beauty 
I am wrath and mercy 
Sheltered in this Ocean 
come to call the Chosen home

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Awesome!! Please let me know so I can enter this one...if applicable =)

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 2:03:00 PM
    your poem has inspired my next contest theme... thank you...always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Lauryn, :-) i like the image of nature caressing your spirit. the ocean is my sanctuary, i too slip like without a care... a deep calling ending to those it admires.. a very drawn poem~ always~ PD