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Skim Only the Surface

They gave me an ocean.
Miles long and centuries wide, 
Cerulean, cyan, sapphire and sky,
With a coldness so bitter, 
And a sound so sweet 

They gave me an ocean.
With fresh tears in the salt,
And a dance on the waves,
Glass messages adrift,

They gave me an ocean, 
But I wrote the vessel,
To the edge of a void, 
Seeking new beginnings,

They gave me an ocean,
I sail a rowing boat.

Copyright © Amy Al

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  1. Date: 1/27/2013 8:47:00 AM
    Amy, :-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Glad to see you among the poets on the soups front page. Love your wonderful verse. Have your self a nice & beautiful Sunday... ~PD

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:58:00 PM
    about your poem: it is a nice thought.... i love the way you never took advantage of the gift... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Amy, stopping by to say hi ;-) and welcome you to this lovely soup bowl. My name is Linda; everyone here calls me PD for fun. I'm here reading and enjoying new poets to love, appreciate and adore. (And make friends with:-) Please do not hesitate to look me up here on the soup if you need feedback on your poetry. I am looking forward to following your poems as you grow and post here at the POETRY SOUP. Take care~ LUV *LINDA

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:05:00 PM
    sail slow,sail positive,sail with God,the shore of golden sand is near,wonderful write Amy

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:07:00 PM
    I like the picture your words paint. Good write - JH

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 4:54:00 PM
    "They gave me an ocean," is a very hypnotic refrain. Well done!