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My ocean has waves.
Waves that clutch pain,
Thrash against shore,
I'd be out of my mind,
If I said I was well,
I waited for time to tell,
Still you never came to my aid.
Every six seconds you disappear,
We should have learned our lesson,
But things have been this deranged since last year.
My tears are weightless,
Invisible because I can't cry,
I wonder if the pain would be any different,
If you were a stranger,
Yet I am so close to you,
In the sense that you made me.
However I can't find the bond,
The one we've been yearning for so long,
So why should I be wrong?
Excuse me for my attempts to care,
Excuses on important dates when you couldn't be there,
I am at fault?
Not fair.
My ocean has waves.
Waves that wash up hope,
Hope that you will realize before we escape,
Hurry before it's too late.

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  1. Date: 9/27/2010 5:45:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Delaundria in John Freeman's contest "Your Free Verse Precept" Love,Carol

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 2:56:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in the Contest, Delaundria. Enjoy! Peace, love, Audrey

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 11:57:00 AM
    It is so sad to be abandoned by someone with whom you feel such a strong tie, DeAlaundria. Congratulations on your win in John's contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 11:31:00 AM
    Thank God for oceans waves that wash up hope, for by them the prcept is re introduced into the mix. "Congratulations" Dealaundria and thinks for honoring my contest with "Waves" Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 10:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on this fine win in the contetst, DeAlaundria

  1. Date: 9/26/2010 10:06:00 AM
    Congrats De on your big win in John's contest with these great words so poignant ..enjoy your sweet success this happy Sunday with luv...

  1. Date: 9/23/2010 11:15:00 AM
    It has been my pleasure to read your poetry today. Thank you for sharing your writing. Love, Carol