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Underwater Blues

Blue, for love of the depressed days
	Underwater I live or die
	Nowhere can I really hide

Bewildered the water dismays
	Sky absorbs the winter hunger
	A floating bird doesn’t blunder

Sadness pulls me under and lays
	Casts spells of confusion bequeath
	Leaves me to fall, sink underneath

I’m frozen with sorrow always
	Constantly I am beaten down
	To hold the great ocean god’s crown

I do not hear what the sea says
	While keeping me there with sadness
	I must have strength to rid of stress

With all my strength I start to pray
	Not knowing if there’s any hope
	I see that I must stand and cope

Blue, for love of the depressed days
Bewildered the water dismays
Sadness pulls me under and lays
I’m frozen with sorrow always
I do not hear what the sea says
With all my strength I start to pray

Russell Sivey

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  1. Date: 1/27/2013 4:33:00 PM
    hey is their a constanza contest going on? that is the form of my good friend connie!! wonderful.

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 9:35:00 PM
    an utterly magnificent poem with intense emotion ...something different for u Russell luv but far superior .. a premier write of poetic essence .. so great to read u my friend ..thankxx for prayers and sweet comments during my health crisis ..on slow mend but will try to be on more as health allows.. wonderful words ..

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 8:20:00 PM
    I believe what you have here meets all the requirements of a constanza poem. It is interesting reading.

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 4:56:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest..These are not the easiest to write but you did good..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 4:46:00 PM
    Dear Russell, the night’s darkness will not last as dawn’s rays of hope are close by! Soon you will come out of the water to breath the fresh air of a new beginning! Your verses, regardless the mood, are powerful and provoking. Thank you for sharing!