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Uncharted Waters

An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown, I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface, yet I am timid in matters of love. If brave, I’d have shown you the whole of my gushing heart, no less than tides of bliss. Seeking depths unknown, I long to dive beneath your surface. Searching your eyes, I want for treasures lost on the ocean’s floor. The sun, like a gold coin, drops, splashing this face of regret. I blush in secret thoughts of you and turn away from the endless shore. A swoop from seagulls catches the light of your smile and breaks the hush of late sky. Turning away from the endless shore of regret, I blush. My lonely shore may flood, a wish to bathe in the caress of you granted. I shall break from fear, to brave a rolling river between us. Down current, I’ll swim until I reach your ocean of sparkling blues. I would drown in the waves of your uncharted waters. Glorious would be death in the caress of you, your uncharted waters…glorious. Written, 1/18/2015, for Craig Cornish's Manassian Quintain Contest,

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Where my True Love Lives - A Ballade

Seared upon my soul for ever more
That break of dawn upon a summer morn
As I made my way along that rocky shore
Strewn with remnants from a ragging storm
When through a rising mist of gray - so forlorn
I saw a badly broken sinking ship
With canvas wings of white so sadly torn 
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs

And as that mighty fearless ocean roared 
With salty breezy breath so filled with scorn
I saw it rise up from the ocean floor
Wrapped in a velvet coat so frayed and worn 
A red, red, rose impaled upon a thorn 
Where passion bled like rain from ruby lips 
Upon a vivid memory reborn 
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs 
The wind - it whispered - in my ear - Lenore		
As black clouds in the sky began to form		
Into a face I’d never seen before			
With hollow cheeks that endless tears adorned	
That fell in frozen crystal drops so foreign..... 		
Then from those clouds his face began to slip  	
And I cried  the tears of a woman scorned 			
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs		

Lenore, the love he would forever mourn
That from his pen on page in words did drip
As I read his poetry and love was born
There beneath those majestic purple cliffs.


 Author:  Elaine George
Written:  February 28, 2011

A tribute to: Edger Allen Poe and his Lenore

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The Stone

The Tale below was carved one night,
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might

.                         Preface

Well James made Beth his lovely bride
(And angels smiled, though teary eyed)
...their bodies bound, their spirits tied
.........their bodies bound, their spirits tied

Upon her hand, a shimmer shone,
As bright as blood, a ruby Stone 
...and brighter still, as love had grown
.........and brighter still, as love had grown

Soon James was sent to man a sail
So Beth removed her wedding veil
...her eyes were bright, her face was pale
.........her eyes were bright, her face was pale

“Well, I’ll be here when you return”
Said Beth to James, who kissed in turn
...a kiss that made her body burn
.........a kiss that made her body burn

.                         BETH’S TALE

1.              The Dream
One night, within a dream deformed,
The cawing of a Crow informed
“...a Ship was stripped where winter stormed
.........a Ship was stripped where winter stormed

Midst winds and waves the thunder boomed
The Ship of Death was surely doomed
...the sea engulfed, the sea entombed
.........the sea engulfed, the sea entombed

Your James... denied by Davy Jones!
His spirit gone, his flesh and bones
...are resting now amongst the Stones
.........are resting now amongst the Stones”

2.               The Quest

Awoken by the ebon Wight
And beckoned by the baneful bight
...I left before the morning light
.........I left before the morning light

Throughout the realm I rode a roan
Until, in time, I reached the Stone
...where shades and dreams in darkness groan 
.........where shades and dreams in darkness groan 

While skipping up and down the sky
A missing moonbeam mocked my eye
...enough to make a Swallow cry
.........enough to make a Swallow cry

For someone stole a star or two
And something else that fate withdrew – jewel of joy, my James Bijou jewel of joy, my James Bijou

The shadows of the evening swelled
Where demons of the dusk had dwelled
...and in the far, a vesper knelled
.........and in the far, a vesper knelled

The Stone, beneath the sky, stood cold –
Between the runes, a vapour strolled
...a cloak of fleecy fog consoled
.........a cloak of fleecy fog consoled

A Raven on a branch, enthroned,
Her wings waved once, a wail intoned
...beyond the bay, a banshee moaned
.........beyond the bay, a banshee moaned

I lay beside the Stone, his bride
I lay beside the Stone and cried
...but were it I, instead, that died
.........but were it I, instead, that died

The rainbow of the moon fell dim
A midnight Swan soon ceased to swim if to hide all hint of him if to hide all hint of him

Between the willows in the swale
There sang a Bird, a Nightingale
...which left me faint and feeling frail
.........which left me faint and feeling frail

3.              Contact

I felt him breathe within a breeze
Responding to my anguished pleas
...and leaves blew by abandoned trees
.........and leaves blew by abandoned trees

“I miss you too, my darling Beth”
Re-echoed from the Ship of Death
...the future buried in a breath
.........the future buried in a breath
The Stone lit up a ruby sheen
And clouds were kindled crystalline
...with consequences, unforeseen
.........with consequences, unforeseen

Above, the wretched Raven soared
To where the Ship of Death lay moored
...beneath, the icy ocean roared
.........beneath, the icy ocean roared

4.               Release

I’m joined with James beneath the Stone,
Though to the Ship my spirit’s flown,
...for nevermore to be alone
.........for nevermore to be alone

.                         Epilogue

That night the wayward winds were weird 
The Ship of Death had disappeared
...coyotes called and mortals feared
.........coyotes called and mortals feared

At dusk, the craven shadows crawled
At dawn, the winds of mourning called
...upon the Stone two names were scrawled
.........upon the Stone two names were scrawled

The Raven sits, with wings outspread,
Atop the Stone which shades the dead sometimes shimmers ruby red sometimes shimmers ruby red

.                         Epitaph

Between the sounds, where silence seeps,
Their love lives on and never sleeps
...and yet, the weeping willow weeps
.........and yet, the weeping willow weeps

inspired by ~fc~

Wight (obsolete): a supernatural being, creature
Bight: a bay or gulf
Swale: a moist depression in a tract of land

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The sea-waves touch

The sea-waves touch your open palms;
along the shore, blue waters bid
when stormy sea henceforth becalms,
and tide engulfs what skies forbid.

When solemn eyes their oaths avow
and roses beckon on your dream,
reach out and find his drifting prow
aboard your trip's perpetual stream.

Cause thoughts, like boats, may drift amiss;
for those who lived in old realms,
eternal love's confession is,
the touch of sea, upon the palms.

Cause those beloved, forever pledge
since prior times,
and search those loves on skyline's edge
who kissed their eyes.

© G.V. 12.08.2013 All rights reserved
(Iambic tetrameter)
(first draft)

Details | Terza Rima | |

Beauty Kisses The Beast

Sun golden shining warm upon the back speaks
wind cutting cold chills freezing thoughts held
captivating love standing a vigil faraway dream

Touching warm fingers of light in a deep blue painted sky
bewitching clouds gunbarrel grey shooting magic wishes
silver shading arrow points out into the softest peach charms spells

Everything spellbinding shines amazing beautiful enchanting 
snow covered mountains cold winds howling and whistling tunes
bells in the distance calls you're the rock one clings to on Trawbrega's shores

Drawing behind the eyes wind bellowing whispers a blessing tides turn waves
inside joy burns one candle warmly flickering happiness butterflies dance
blue blazes to see the soul of a deeply treasured jewel forever sings

unrhymed tercet 

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Rose and Rose Marie

‘Twas on a morn’ in early spring
When I met Rose Marie
In a garden
Where she sat - upon a bench
Beneath a willow tree

Where - with a glance
My heart was stabbed
With pangs of jealousy 
For it was  - very plain to see
She was - by far - more beautiful than me

She spoke -  with colored words - like rainbows
Spun with  threads of gold 
As she described the man she loved
With all her heart and soul

She told me - of his beauty
Raven hair and eyes of green 
And as she talked  - he appeared -  before me
As in a  -  living dream

She told me - how she met him
On the Shore of Evermore
There in the fields - above the cliffs
Amid the mist - an ocean roar

She told me how -  with their first kiss
He carried her away
As he poured his love - into her soul
There - so high above - that wind-swept bay
With Heaven  - but a breath away

Her words - like magic - in that moment
Cast a  spell on me
For I too now - had fallen - so deeply - in love
With Cannon Lee

I longed to feel his breath 
His lips upon my velvet skin
I longed to quench - the lustful thoughts
That now  burned  - so deep within

So - when Rose Marie - stood up to leave
And turned her back on me
I dug my thorns into her wrist
And  sealed - my evil deed

My jealousy - now turned to poison
Ran quickly through her veins
And as she tried - to pry me loose
I clawed her - once again

"Tainted blood" - is what they say
Stole his love away
And that is how - I came to be here
On these cliffs today.

So tenderly - he holds me now
And  finally kisses me
As his tears - fall on my open petals
And trickle  - down my leaves

Then - from his lips - there comes a cry
Of such despair - it cracks the sky
“ My darling - my love - my life 
Why did you have to die?”

And here so high - above these cliffs
These cliffs of ‘Evermore’
I hear her name - resounding -  above  the ocean roar
‘Rose Marie’ - ‘Rose Marie’
As he cast me  -  with a final kiss
Into the raging sea.


Author:  Elaine George
August 29th, 2009

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Love At James Bond Beach

Making Love In Jamaica At The Iconic James Bond Beach It is a sun splashed day;  the air is silent with the sound of waves  the ocean is moving to the rhythm of crying gulls.  The fine white sand underneath our feet is warm. The crashing waters from a small wind sculpted waterfall swims  into the arms of its mother sea. It is a private beach at a spot in the world  where the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean meld. It is a wanting sensation of hot then cold, that teases the senses. The beach is deserted it is only me and the love of my life.  The golden rays of light from the bright morning star  lives in the flow of her platinum blond hair.  In her eyes I can see the bright clear ocean,  with a piercing love glare that beckons me.  Her red lips, her light drenched skin glows  with the beauty of this perfect Jamaican day. Without a thought I grab the back of her head,  jerking my lover's whole body towards me  locking her in the strength of my grasp  inviting her to quench my desire. I bite her lips before engaging in a deep passionate kiss  remove her barely there bikini from her statuesque figure. She embraces me as I lift her in my arms  naked for all the Gods to observe.  I set her down under the refreshing flow of the rushing waterfall.  She attempts to pull at me, but I deny her, hold back both her arms and use my mouth  to suckle her, all the time absorbing the beating waters  that kneads my flesh like so much dough. Suddenly I set her free.  She pounces  like a lioness  a lioness in heat  famished  for the taste of flesh. The world dissappears  I find myself willingly trapped in a void of marvel. Nature's voice conducts  an orchestra of emotions. We writhe in the ecstasy of touch as a series of divine strokes finger paints portraits of rapture.  We dance slow to the precise notes  of a symphony of love into the arms of serenity. In one fluid movement our bodies become one. There is no end to the flavors we consume. Cooling waters flame our sins.  We explode like a building imploding gracefully to the roar of a white sound. Finally we pass out  naked, locked in each others arms.  When we awaken we find ourselves lying on  the fine white sand beach. Tattooed  in the telling shades  of a Jamaican suntan. 02~11~2014 Sponsor: Justin Bordner Contest Name: Make Love To Me In That Ancient Place

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Embrace my love

Embrace my love

Aboard he heard her words amidst the deck's cold winds,
he watched her pictured smile, upon the shelf,
"embrace my love when tides, lone shores engulf
as soon as grayish dusk descends on ripened fields."

Upon their rose, abandoned garden coldness casts,
two forms reshape next to the lightless hearth,
much of a void projects above his berth,
her saddened eyes to stare at his departing masts.

A wind-harp voice recalls throughout his time on bridge,
alludes her words when night befalls to dark,
"embrace my love, outside my sorrow's barque,
and after sun comes down, behind a distant ridge."

"embrace me when the currents controvert your route,
with sacred love our bonding I'll regale,
my song will reach you at the oak gunwale,
and shall transform the winds to flawless notes of flute."

© G. V., 11-09-2013, All Rights Reserved
(Iambic alternative Hexameter-Pentameter lines)

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Rose and Rose Marie - A Re-post

‘Twas on a morn’ in early spring
When I met Rose Marie
In a garden
Where she sat - upon a bench
Beneath a willow tree

Where - with a glance
My heart was stabbed
With pangs of jealousy 
For it was  - very plain to see
She was - by far - more beautiful than me

She spoke -  with colored words - like rainbows
Spun with  threads of gold 
As she described the man she loved
With all her heart and soul

She told me - of his beauty
Raven hair and eyes of green 
And as she talked  - he appeared -  before me
As in a  -  living dream

She told me - how she met him
On the Shore of Evermore
There in the fields - above the cliffs
Amid the mist - an ocean roar

She told me how -  with their first kiss
He carried her away
As he poured his love - into her soul
There - so high above - that wind-swept bay
With Heaven  - but a breath away

Her words - like magic - in that moment
Cast a  spell on me
For I too now - had fallen - so deeply - in love
With Cannon Lee

I longed to feel his breath 
His lips upon my velvet skin
I longed to quench - the lustful thoughts
That now  burned  - so deep within

So - when Rose Marie - stood up to leave
And turned her back on me
I dug my thorns into her wrist
And  sealed - my evil deed

My jealousy - now turned to poison
Ran quickly through her veins
And as she tried - to pry me loose
I clawed her - once again

"Tainted blood" - is what they say
Stole his love away
And that is how - I came to be here
On these cliffs today.

So tenderly - he holds me now
And  finally kisses me
As his tears - fall on my open petals
And trickle  - down my leaves

Then - from his lips - there comes a cry
Of such despair - it cracks the sky
“ My darling - my love - my life 
Why did you have to die?”

And here so high - above these cliffs
These cliffs of ‘Evermore’
I hear her name - resounding -  above  the ocean roar
‘Rose Marie’ - ‘Rose Marie’
As he cast me  -  with a final kiss
Into the raging sea.

Author:  Elaine George

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The Dream

From the mouth of the ocean and the eye of the wave
You erupt in my being and leap from my grave;
A lover so gloomy, yet dreadfully bright
You're clothed with darkness but crowned with light.
You come in the spark, you soar with the fire
The mist is your pillow, the tornado your choir;
I will kiss you to sleep on the wild ocean crest
A sleeping volcano, an earthquake at rest.
When you feel the earth move under your feet
The sun will bathe you with her sultry heat;
Let not the stars dim the light in your eyes
Let not my passion find you unwise,
For all that you are is to be all that you can
For you are the dream, you are my man.

Details | Terza Rima | |

Pearl Dreams of Rare Love

Break these chains that bind
holding in the deep ovens
blazing a fire for love. 

Smiling midday moon
dressed in a baby blue sky
with sparsely scattered clouds dot.

White mother of pearl
their silver lining treasure
held soft beautiful warm babe.

In her finger beams 
a light touching inside thoughts
sitting posed at three o’clock.

The moon just pops out
in kissing a golden sun  
white ivory pearls smiling.

Within daylight thoughts 
sweetly I pray in sunlight
shining warm all over you. 

Deep ocean salted
with the bluest warmest waves
luster smiles sunshine color.

The magic tear drop
forms the silver lining bright
and cries for ivory pearls.

Alchemic water 
wondrous most blue, dark and rare
lies love in Salt of the Earth.

Mermaids caress hope
encouraging happiness
makes all the more magical.

Pearl chain links in place
Neptune commands do it now 
with finest gold most smiling.

Bathed best and brightest
white ivory pearls ready
for their concatenation.

Neptune’s grandeur finds
all sea creatures in awe now
abounds pearl dreams of rare love.

Pearl Dreams of Rare Love
14 linked all so precious
from the ocean’s heart and soul. 

Gary Bateman and Liam McDaid – A Collaborated Poem, 
Copyright © All Rights Reserved (November 16, 2014) 
(Terza Rima in Unrhymed Tercet poetic format)

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- Sparkling Oceans Apart -

You're a maiden so hot burning thoughts 
whom melts ice inside deep waves salted 
unfolding ocean swells kissing your feet 
For once spoke those hot lips the truth shining 

Sunshine pleasing warm beholding to 
one's eye golden crowned jewel beauty 
rainbow luster coloring pearl treasure 

It's giving off their beauty pure free 
that does not require something in return 

A lady who pleases the heart warm 
Princess cut with deep class sparkling pure 
utopia's adorable sun rise 

How the body is heated and hear 
her echoing heart beat in the chambers 

Shining a future path dreaming ore 
every single moment precious links 
each one spent with you falling under spell 

Love is like pure sparkling magic gem 
unpredictable true and marvelous 

Magic silk covers batting eyelids 
enchanting soft lovingly flowers 
beautiful petals held within the shell 
Let the rose live forever and the sun 
shines always endless times glistening gold 

Written by Liam Mcdaid and Anne- Lise Andresen 
a co write in a 9/10 syllable count

a warm thank you anne lise

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No Wonder

I wonder why I feel so bubbly laughter, I cried, without you though...I feel the need to hide
But...why are you so sad today? Was it my fault possibly? Did I do you wrong? If I did, I'm awfully sorry...
Let the negativity subside...we are going along with life's bumpy ride...oh compassionate companion, stay by my side!
Are you by my side like the dolphin with the wild-and-free sea?
I feel sleepy, yet I'm still awake
I'm falling in love with a peaceful sleep
Don't be got to hit the brake
Be happy and be not afraid..oh please don't weep
I'm swimming in waters so deep
The benevolent imaginary friends are speaking lullabies to me...every story's beginnings has its ends
Keep your head up above the surface...
Wear a smile for a moment and drink in bliss 
Don't wear that grimace...
Rise above the surface...
My marvelous, angelic mermaid
Don't let your unique gladness fade
Don't be weighed down
By a friend's betrayal
Don't be lead astray ...don't let your gaily spirits drown
You must stand tall through it all
There's a wall between us
Yet...we're on the same rowdy bus
Don't fret, dear love of mine
You got to keep will do fine
On your own're never, ever alone
If you need me, I'm just a call away
I'll paint your midnight skies the light of day
So, don't be doused in dismay,
Darling...oh friend, we were both born on the month of May
It was meant to be that way
We are two peas in a pod all the way...I'll be there tomorrow's yesterday 
No wonder I feel so bubbly inside

Details | I do not know? | |


Be not lonely

Nor shed a tear

I hold your hand

I am spirit you

Not of flesh

Your soul

Allow me through

I open my heart to you

Faith is my existence

Have faith, my best friend
So my wisdom can wash over you

I was, and always will be here for you

Open your heart
Allow my ocean of wisdom

To wash over you

For in your heart
Every question is answered

Peace, love and serenity

I am your best friend

Love me
Love yourself

Establish love

For there is our freedom


Be not lonely

Nor shed a tear

I hold your hand

I am spirit you

Not of flesh
Your soul
Allow me through
When your heart is open
My ocean of love and wisdom

Will wash over you
And all your desires
Have faith
Will come true

Details | Terzanelle | |

An Epic Battle With A Simple Question

A beautiful heart pines from afar. To parallel freedom, we choose our master. In Love, the Dragon and Unicorn are! Celestial winged heart beats faster, Over mountain and ocean meet polar eyes. To parallel freedom, we choose our master. Embarking from sun brewed and moonshine skies Two alien races, in war, collide. Over mountain and ocean meet polar eyes. All brothers' swords raise, marching with pride. Sisters of heaven let feathers fly. Two alien races, in war, collide. The angered clouds rain blood from the sky. A new path finally found. Sisters of heaven let feathers fly. Brothers' swords low now to the ground. A beautiful heart pines from afar. A new path finally found. In Love, the Dragon and Unicorn are! In universe Out bound energy Where are we when we die?

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If the waves clutched for my feet once more And invited me to drift Would you pull me back from ocean's shore Or let my spirit lift; Would you wade into the waters deep And hold my frozen life Or discontent with ocean's tide Let be with saddening strife. If moonlight was our only cover And her reflection beckoned me- Would you swim a naked body And sing our souls as "Free" If ensconced in nature's grasping hands, Whether waves or Freedom's play Will you follow me, but nature's pet, And embrace the dying day?

Details | Light Poetry | |

Birth and Death

The sun and moon conceived a star shooting through time and space born within the ocean delivered upon its waves while Beethoven's sonatas softly played nightly gales whispered those tunes to all the seashells beach sand passed through coral reefs as soles of lovers feet tread buried in beach fires deep begging the earth most humbly to draw a breath but over the cliff the hurricane's wind blew until death from those turbulent ocean waters came a sailor's truth watching a passing ship with broken sails and ghostly crew waiting as death cast it's ending shadow old, yet new sending those born in ocean waves back to the waters blue in birth and death none shall overcome casting us away to where everything was once created in it's hidden depths and there began an understanding between birth and death, a truce
Inspired by: John F. Kennedy." We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came." 9112007

Details | Free verse | |

Seaside Romance

"Seaside Romance" in the twilight of golden dawn as amber clouds embrace the starry heavens faint sashay of soft wind chimes dance while thoughts trickle to memories inhaling scenes of sweet love last night on the ocean waves of pure delight as incense permeates the austere horizon the swirling seaside engulfs footprints of lovers etched in warm blazing sand silhouettes of passions form soothed by ocean waves infused into the caverns of elegant emotions kissed by an opulent ocean with true devotion imprinted for eternity a candlelight escapade irrigates in melodious symphony as loving touches graced silky skin bronzed by radiant sunlight in quiet interlude upon the ocean waves of blue hungry mouths fashioned breathless sighs while pristine pastel mountains smiled a fleeting glance captivated by a seaside romance as Summer fun evolved. . *For Nathan's Free Verse Contest

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A Starry Shade of Night

Love forever eludes me perhaps because it flies on angelic wings
And yet my earth bound body is beneath the weight of gravity
Its like following a rainbow to an end I'll never see
Or like chasing the horizon as it falls away from me
Will I ever find that pot of gold and embrace a warm sunset
With my heart on sandy shores beneath a sky I won't forget
To become envious of the moon as it illuminates her face
Gently dancing across her skin as it adorns with utter grace
Then inhale the scent of beauty as her lips press next to mine
As I watch the midnight sky reflect inside her radiant eyes
                and in her starry shade 
              Of dim and solitary loveliness
           I learn’d the language of another world
         That I found deeply within one kiss

                                       ~ JJF ~

Delphinus stars 
~Lord Byrons Manfred~

Details | I do not know? | |

The Resembling Soul

Somewhere there might have an ocean that I haven’t seen!
Somewhere there might have a tune of soul that I couldn’t hear!
I’m going and going if somewhere long far away!
I’m watching and watching if everything is wrong enough!
I’m not afraid of saying though, “I’m a Human”!
I become failed to know “You are not mine”!
The waiting of your soul for me at tomorrow,
By thinking the memories of you, why I couldn’t sleep yesterday,
Everything is one kind of Resembling Soul!
Imaginary Crying at the door of our hearts!
You would have known though, I am still enough better than you!
Even though, I become drunk when I drink the wine,
Even though, I feel happiness when I take the marijuana!

You might have become a sparrow, what does it come and go? 
I might have lost my Nest, what loses does remain?
That sky that is also yours, 
Those rivers that will also give me water.
You haven’t even learnt to say, “You love you”!
“You love me”, is it so easy to say?

Somewhere there might have an ocean that I haven’t seen!
Somewhere there might have a tune of soul that I couldn’t hear!
I’m going and going if somewhere long far away!
I’m watching and watching if everything is wrong enough!
I’m not afraid of saying though, “I’m a Human”!
I become failed to know “You are not mine”!
The waiting of your soul for me at tomorrow,
By thinking the memories of you, why I couldn’t sleep yesterday,
Everything is one kind of Resembling Soul!
Imaginary Crying at the door of our hearts!
You would have known though, I am still enough better than you!
Even though, I become drunk when I drink the wine,
Even though, I feel happiness when I take the marijuana!

July 2, 2009
Kallyanpur, Dhaka;

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Drop the ocean and lift the sky

Drop the ocean, lift the sky, Today seems like a goodbye, Memories of your voice forever linger. Drink the potion, get me high, Tears start to multiply , You wouldn't even try to lift a finger. Cast the demons, out of here, Lift me up, I have no fear, Show you what it means to say I love you. Wake me up, grab a beer, Fill my cup, and shed a tear , My love for you has always been this true. Drain the ocean , engulf the land, Time to focus , begin again, Learn to live without you by my side. Convey the notions, my own brand, Revolve my life, and take a stand, Without you , I know, I will be alright. Ring the bell, Sound the horn, Today i have been reborn, I can do this all on my own. Rise the fell, Mend the torn, Persevere through all the scorn, My , look at how much you have grown. Drop the ocean , lift the sky, Today seems like a goodbye, Memories of your voice forever linger.

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Moon Dance

The waves slide over the shore
Leaving tiny, squiggly trails
The moon and sun battle for the sky
And the big, bright moon prevails.
The beach is shrouded in darkness
Dimmly lit by only one light
That dances through the undertow
Marching its way through the plight.
A stencil of gray laces the sky
Creating a vision of death
Slowly overcoming the shore
'Til it takes its last breath.
The ocean itself which had once held
So much life in its depths
Has become drowned in its own contents
It is meeting its own death.
A storm lashes its way
Solmnly across the sky
To make room for what will unleash
That will cause the very moon to cry.
Dancing and waltzing across the shore,
The moon sadly turns away
She can't bear to see her ocean like this
And witness it going astray.
With one, final, swift motion, 
She casts her love out to sea
The love she held deeply for her ocean
The world, and all her countries.
She makes her way back to where she belongs
And lets the sun take over the sky
I didn't, in all my years,
Think I would ever see the moon cry.
But she shed those tears so bravely
And dried them so nonchalant
She turned and made her way back to the sky 
Like it was something she could never want.
The moon had lost the battle
And, defeated, began to fade away
Then the sun began to dance, too
To celebrate a brand-new day.


Details | Personification | |

Love You Like the Sea

I'll love you like the ocean
I'll love you like the sea

I'll caress you like the salty breeze
Does caress those white-capped crests
I'll embrace you as the breaking waves
Embrace the shore with zest

I'll kiss you like the rising sun
Does kiss the sea at dawn
I'll call you like the sea bird sang
With passion, again and again

I'll raise you like the morning mist
That joins the sea to sky
I'll move you like the pale, round moon
Does move the pounding tide

I'll push you like the summer storm
That brings the sea to life
And even as in you I drown
Never did breathless trepidation feel so right

I'll love you like the ocean
I'll love you like the sea

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Regrets I have so many
But one that drags me down
Every time I think about it
My face takes on a frown.

It was the day I left my wife
Though why I do not know
All I know with certainty
Is that I hurt that lady so

I never will forgive myself
The remorse is hard to bear
And everywhere I try to go
The furies, they are there.

I know until my dying day
I never will forget
The day I left my wife behind
It fills me with regret.

8 August 2013 @ 1720hrs.

Details | Iambic Pentameter | |

The Signal

The castle tower stands there tall and proud,
Awaiting for your safely coming home,
Just as I do, with tears that freely flow;
Salt water tears that pool are not my own,
The salty ocean droplets sting the eyes.
I am alone, in sorrows well nigh drowned,
And you alone, amongst the raging tides.
This white cloth waves to you amid the winds
That blow your ship to my own sandy shore--
My heart a wind-tossed stormy cloud no more.

Up here beside the stately castle wall,
Enfolded safely home within your arms,
The tears that from my eyes unbidden fall
Reflect your face alight with joys and charms:
There lie forgotten all my dread alarms.
I am with you, by jubilation drowned,
And you with me, the waves a distant sound.

Written by: Kelly Deschler & Isaiah Zerbst

For Shadow Hamilton's "Team Work" contest.
September 7, 2013 - September 14, 2013

Forms: Iambic Pentameter & Rhyme Royal 

Based on the painting of the same title by William Powell Frith, 1858

Details | Free verse | |

A seed of love planted in the soil of my heart

I sailed unaware into 
the ocean currents 
of her life:

smitten, I 
desired to ride 

them with her;
the ocean ways, a 

seed of love 

planted in the soil of
my heart had taken root 
and grew--only to perish 

a young hope 

that's fleeting:
though I loved her, 

still wounded

like a careless 

In spite of 
this and myself, 
I looked 

for encouragement
in her stare; 

at the outlines 
of her graceful 

I did wonder: 
she was 


a Helen of Troy, a prize, 
on whose loveliness 

so richly gorged! 

But never was 
a lonely man 
more wretched 

I was, 

as she could 
not return my

with equal measure of feeling.  

I would be more
glad had she been 
unwedded to another,

could easily be within 
my desirous 


In time, I 

her again;

and love, or the 
appearance of it--like 
an aborted 


flushed down the 

with her parting 
as well!

Details | I do not know? | |

The Beach of Promises

The Beach of Promises


Fingers entwined, barely touching,
turquoise waters teasing your dancing toes,

strolling along that serene deserted beach,
our promised dreams within aching reach.


Hands clasped, holding on,
sea-breezes tickling the nape of your neck,

walking together, alone, vowing to never breach,
the dreams dreamed on that faraway velvet beach.


Hands in my pockets, alone,
traces of you linger, teasing,

lost in my scribbles, your memory fading out of reach,

my thoughts ablaze, now and then,
catching a whiff of your fragrance,

wafting through alleyways of nostalgia,
your hand in mine on our pristine beach.

Details | ABC | |

Home is Where the Ocean Is

Summer is here once again.
The breeze is warm,
I smell salt on the wind.
The same sandy beach between my toes,
The same waters I learned to swim.
Sun burn on my nose,
To the Ocean I dive in.
I submerse myself in the waters of the Atlantic
Warmer than the West Coast Thankfully
Cold, I simply cannot handle it!
Further out I paddle faithfully,
For my mother ocean to keep me sane,
this is my therapy,
to soothe this migraine.
This place gives me energy,
a weakness with a name.
Pleasure Island, NC.
A place hidden with fortunes
and undiscovered fame.
Never could I stray from the ocean
my passions would never be fulfilled
and I would never be the same.

Dedicated to my Dad on Father's Day 2013
The man who introduced me to the ocean and educated me about it and gave me reason to love appreciate and respect it.

Details | Epic | |

Silk Scarf

Last night the moon told me to pass,
from that same knoll we used to walk,
midwinter's cold, after school's class,
- I heard the silences to talk.

The moon above, was a waxed smile,
transmitting to creation light;
the pines were present and the aisle,
recalled my bronze six buttons bright.

I think the night wanted to talk,
or maybe to attend and care,
something was missing from that walk,
but was ascribed in the hung air.

Arcane the moonlight and your stare,
asserted truths that were forgotten,
my only certainty was aware,
the pines our song recited often.

I think you passed alone from there,
before the solitude to nest,
upon my Oxford blue sky's fare,
and constellation of Northwest.

Ascend above the stars of then,
appreciate the ghosts of time,
upon the knoll I walked again,
amid the pines, the sage and thyme.

The arbor greens, recalled that scarf,
I bought from Indies, on last barque,
half-ended trip because the surf,
never revealed the moors in dark.

Blue waves on silk, buoyancy failed,
betimes it was this last of nights,
the winds of Indian reckon wailed,
sea waters entered from dead lights.

© G. V. 01-16-2012
( Iambic tetrameter)

Details | Free verse | |

If Old Men Fought

An old man looking out his door,
gaze fixed on a distant shore,
reminiscing to a time, not of happiness,
or, the prospect of a bright future,
to when he was sick to his very core,
to when as a youth, he went to war

A time before infallibility had meaning,
patriotism and bravado the craze,
the future was still unknown,
vigor for life at its all time high,
a time for romance, partying, buying,
no thought of pain, deformity, dying

Too young to understand or question,
ship to foreign shore, medals abound,
will impress the girls next time in town,
sacrifice not temporary,
forever more,
a legacy etched into a wall, few will remember,
flesh shredded, burned, torn,
families mourn

A time, when he willingly went to war,
will happen no more,
all lost in youth, now unrelenting,
no blind obedience,
minimal risk,
long life, his number one ambition

As he turns back from the door,
he thinks of the youth,
here now, soon no more,
lessons never learned,
the call to war,
to common the roar,
complacency the mood,
another generation removed

The old man agonizes
over what was originally not known,
war is preventable,
life too precious to waste,
the solution simple,
his vision, maybe too late

Send old men to the front to fight,
arthritis, heart disease, poor eyesight,
let the youth enjoy their life,
his near over, its only right

Send old men, to the front, to fight
ask them to give up their life,
patriotism and bravado, still alive,
will and desire would not last the night,
old men do not rush to death in their twilight,
failure inevitable, the old man smiles,
knows he's right

Wars not possible,
if old men, are sent to fight

Details | Free verse | |

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  

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

Details | Romanticism | |


The sea birds sat upon the wharf,
my only friends have been the shades
and the transmittance of our days,
floats on the nightly waving surf.

How beautiful the words gather
to build my solitude - her form,
rose petals dancing in the storm,
- was I her soul's ideal lover?

And when the bells of Sundays ring
unfair's my thought while flowers bloom,
where time's apostasy's my doom,
my words' approach in airs shall cling.

How Oxford blue, the harbor is,
up where the stars behind clouds hide,
fair constellation - unknown bride,
Athena's blest and soul's aegis?

Sea birds have sat upon the moors;
the waves explode to windward foam,
my eyes upon the landscape roam,
erewhile withdraw to verse detours.

Along the aural sceptre of morn,
(Soft and inspiring silence is!) ,
you send across the waters bliss,
heart beats like cymbals of times' mourn.

Maybe if I prayed to the sea gods,
they would revive our school years play,
return that celebration day,
up where my lines bedizened flawed.

Maybe if I smiled to wharf's sorrow,
you would return and join in mists,
amid blithe rhymes and palms kissed,
our celebration tomorrow.

© G.V. 01-22-2013 All rights reserved

Details | Free verse | |

Glisten in the Moonlight

Your glorious emerald eyes 
Glisten in the moonlight 
Glisten in the moonlight 
Delight dances in the water
I watch it joyfully
You are set free from the cage...
You're like a dove soaring in the sky
You are the rain...
drizzling down in ecstasy 
A hint of ecstasy is shown in your reflection...
When you caress me... I'm relieved... 
From the stress that forced me in chains
I knew we'd be on the brighter side of tomorrow 
We're glistening in the moonlight 
I knew we'd become candles in the heavens above us
We're glistening in the moonlight
For a moment, I felt your presence...your radiant with sympathy 
I saw at first glance the dark side of you
Tonight, we'll be together and fly through the horizon 
We'll watch the sunset say its last goodbye...
We'll wave a greeting at the moon! 
We glisten in the moonlight...
What if I was as handsome as the lion...
Roaring with pride and pure courage
What if we were glistening in the moonlight?
Would it bring health to our bones tonight?
Would it make our heart rejoice and overflow with delight?
Would we be able to survive this horrifying plight?
Would we be shimmering like a candlelight?
We're glistening in the moonlight... (6)
Ohh...yeah...ooh yeah...ooh yeahh...
We reach to the stars and hope we can trace a shooting star
I feel the coolness run down my fingers...
We're glistening in the moonlight
You're the dandelions in the fields
You're the gorgeous view that I marvel at everyday
When you kiss me, I live my dreams
We glisten in the moonlight
In a quick moment, I sense a feeling of endless renewal 
I roam inside of your illuminating maze 
Glow on... sunshine... 
Glow on...sunshine...
Glisten in the moonlight...
Listen to the truth and rub it in
You are ravishing like the sunset
But you're ascending while I'm descending
I feel extremely guilty
I wish I could glisten with you in the moonlight
You're glistening in the moonlight (6) 
Ohhh yeahh... oohhh yeahh... ohh yeahh
You're glistening in the moonlight (4)
We go our own way
I wish we can glisten like the moon
Glisten like the sun 
There's a dream concealed inside of me...
Reveal your light and pour it upon me
You glisten in the appealing moonlight
While I'm subsiding... you're fulfilling your dreams
Of gliding across the horizon 
You're independence... keeps on scorching with satisfaction
While I'm below you... 
Your emerald green eyes
Stared me down like a hawk...
Your emerald eyes
Gaze down at me genuinely...
I wish we could flee together in reality...
That could be a possibility
To glisten in the moonlight in glee
We were glistening in the moonlight (3)
But that was only a dream...
I'll pray that it turns into a reality
We were glistening in the moonlight 
Now, I've misplaced my delight...
Will I ever experience such a brilliant night?

Details | Rhyme | |

Tender Memories

A quiet evening alone by the shore
My thoughts return to the island once more
A young woman still haunting my dreams
I Was a sailor in love with her charms 
We spent a summer in each others arms
Living now isn't all that it seems
Paradise once was well within reach
Two lovers together on a tropical beach
Finding the answers without asking why
Watching the colors of the setting sun
Touching the ocean when day is done
Southern Cross hanging high in the sky
She held my heart in the palm of her hand
We walked together in the Caribbean sand
In the distance the harbor lights
Castaway dreams we shared with each other
Vowing forever to love one another
Embracing the tropical nights
I heard the ocean calling my name
Knowing my life would not be the same
I boarded that ship and sailed away
I lie awake nights and question my choice
I see her face and I hear her voice
I only have tender memories today.

  Vince Siuzadail Jr.

Details | Terza Rima | |

Ocean Waves at Sunrise

Light in her angel eyes, shines innocence, sweet and pure Glistening ocean waves at sunrise not subtle but audacious Pools of light reflect the truth when her words do not assure Irises full of gold flecks and green, the sun and sea engage us Eyes of wonder enlightened more by her precocious smile Secrets concealed beneath their splendor, sensitive and vivacious Compassionate heart, a smile given to comfort those with trials Questioning mind, mature and wise trying to right all wrongs A friendly girl, her gracious eyes invite others to stay a while Beautiful girl of nine years, do not relinquish youth for fear Your ocean soul flows through your eyes, infinite and free The light of the Lord will shine on you and dry every flowing tear Ocean waves at sunrise, your soul will always be a beacon of light ~ Shining through your eyes for all to see By Rhonda Johnson-Saunders For my niece, Lili Second Place in Your Own Favorite Contest February 2012 Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi

Details | Concrete | |

Trip Twist

In the void, sipping the zoid,
with mental properties of tripping on the spiral.
Falling down the tail of lions, awkwardly spinning.
With upside down tunnel vision leaking through.

Solidifying all matter that matters,
melting into the walls of your brain.
It tickles all the raindrops dripping in your eyes,
satisfying your desire of a synchronized pattern.

Bleeding purple from the rainbow,
and turning into swirls of diamonds.
Slipping exuberantly beside you; driving you wild.
Where the shadows stop the spirited scream.

Devour yourself into the omniscient grip. 
Icy cold finger tips scratch the surface of your divinity,
bringing you closer to the God who whispered in your unborn ear,
situated in your flesh from birth to death.

It embeds itself in the pupil of your eye,
dancing with your spirit and licking your soul.
Black shapes of madness wrapped in chaos and euphoria.
Twinkling and blinking dust of a cloud. 

Haze filled skies and blood filled smoke raining from the clouds.
Envisions of clowns and demons laughing at our demise.
Chilling sensations of sickening mannerisms,
mechanisms and mechanics sought out to destroy the tiny creatures.

These creatures running crazy into acceptance of demise.
Deprived of life, scared of death but giving into it's taste.
Taste buds quiver as the taste grows sweeter.
Death, oh death, tell everyone who you really are...

Too long have you been hidden in the shadows you cast, 
too long have we rendered your pain.
The world grows sicker as the hairs in my head grey. 
I'll never surrender as demons always circle.

Today, begins a new day of our fight.
And I have a good feeling about this day. 
Onward, we have united our minds and gathered ourselves within. 
Always ready for we accept our fear. 

We accept our hate and everything in between.
Accept it all for what it really is. 
No amount of doubts will over throw us. 
Onward, to peace.

Details | Sijo | |

Summer Love

Summer Love
Shores draped in white sand linens; beaches beckon, "Lovers come lay."
Salt perfume, ocean music, moonlit waters their embeance.
Treasuring star framed reflections, waves of passion.... Summer love.
Contest: sino strings Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi June 11, 2014

Details | Free verse | |

Love on the rocks

You baby are the first and last warm thought 
on my mind, each and every single day 
I want to lie beside you, nuzzle up 
real close falling asleep listening 
to your gentle heartbeats drum, slowly strum 
Rolling doors open, to a princess gem 
rare clear cut, one of the finest beauties
Sweet crowning regal, in the heart blossoms
flowering feelings explode, they now start 
shining much brighter, in your petals touch 

My sunshine satin warm fingers touching 
emotions confetti sprinkle ruby 
inside fires up, in light of every single one 
Silent whispering living echo in a breeze
floating on wings of love, you're the heart and soul gem 
Thinking deeply treasure of the deepest ocean 
you rock the waves rising then crashing at your feet

~ ~ ~ ~ ~
About this poem:
10 syllable by 10 syllable one in a hundred
then 10 syllable rising to twelve midnight dreams

Details | Prose Poetry | |

Siren's Song

I long for the open sea while gentle waves call to me in my sleep
Dreams of salt air and a boundless horizon
No words ride the night, yet I hear her song and know her voice.

Stand I here at waters' edge while the moon bids her rise to greet me
To embrace her as she beckons me to follow
To become one with her, or perish in the striving

Marooned, here I stand on this island in the sun
Afraid to plunge into the depths, I am rooted…captive
Denying myself passage to that distant horizon

O happy tide, would that I were as free to leave

Details | Couplet | |

Starlight Kiss

Awaiting faraway soul to guide fate the star shooting fireworks
catching one's breath destiny will spread this heart's wings 

To fly free with the spirits loving pure this is how one sees a dream unfolding 
wrapped up warmly inside treasure life growing stronger pure

With an amazing vision awakening sunshine just to see love happy 
surrounded by beauty always gentle humble and meek an angel sings

Oh I have walked the beach on a cold frosty moonlit night 
stars silver jewels as the moon smiles howling over and back 

A soul searches to find that one in a thousand dream whispering waves
blushing clouds swept away carried within warm wings kissing beats

About this poem:
an unrhymed couplet

Details | Lyric | |

It's Not Over

Don’t say it’s all over (cause it’s not)
“Sorry” won’t cover it…so don’t go on your knees and pray for my forgiveness 
Oh baby…don’t listen to the commotion…I’m done taking cover (it’s all for naught)
I’m plummeting in slow motion…into the remorseful pit…I’m plummeting in my nightmare’s abyss

I want to carry you through the night… 
I’m swimming in the ocean of my tears… 
My sodden wings lost its ability of flight…
You've been swimming in your distress for years… 

Shut up! Don’t say it...
Don’t even think of it (don’t even ponder it)
Hey! Don’t say it’s all over…though we’re breaking bit by bit 
‘Cause there’s more treasure to discover 

I want to remind you to fight the good fight…
My misery pools are brewing inside of my head…
I’m backing away from the light & exploring the night… 
You’re giving in to sleep and I’m wide awake on my bed 

Shut up! Don’t say it...
Don’t even think of it (don’t even ponder it)
Hey! Don’t say it’s all over…though we’re breaking bit by bit 
‘Cause there’s more treasure to discover 

Please don’t tell me…oh, don’t tell me…darling!
You’re giving up today… (I beg you to stay, despite your inner pain) 
I’m scared I might erupt – it could be quite startling!
Someday, things will change for the better… (Don’t turn the wrong lane)
I’m waiting for that day to arrive – perhaps it will wash away our dismay…

I promise you a tranquil reality 
I want to stray with you tonight 
I still have hope that He’ll set us free
I was wondering if you could stay the night
Maybe the Lord could grant us 
Pure, incredible delight 

Shut up! Don’t say it...
Don’t even think of it (don’t even ponder it)
Hey! Don’t say it’s all over…though we've plunged into our own pit 
‘Cause there’s more treasure to gather…

Details | Rhyme | |

The Journey

I'm on a journey now,
Destination unknown,
Into the world outside my home;
A path the sun has never shown 

I' won't be there so soon,
It's gonna take a little while;
Like the distance to the moon
But can't be measured by the mile

Through the winds of neptune I try to see,
Barefoot across the burning ground.
Keep moving on that's the key
To keep my bones from being found

Across the oceans of this world
I swim the distance with a salty tongue.
I fight against the curl.
Upon my muse my fate is hung.

There's nothing such as time.
This journey's ending soon. 
I see the final stretch to climb
In the shadows of the moon.

I came so far from all I'd known. 
Through misty shores I see what's true.
I've found another home.
I journeyed here for you

Details | Free verse | |

Make him a soldier

Make him A Soldier

Make him a soldier 
so I won't cry anymore

Transform a boy to a man
 so he will stand...alone

 In the dark forest
as natural combustion of dusk in the sky 

Red blood running through our veins is the same
identical as if we share the same DNA 

And even as a child I couldn't deny how our hearts beat the same 

Rate pulse pace...boom 
it startled me
 but as I gaze in his eyes 
I felt a deep connection 
as if he knew me better than I knew myself
Our love is so pure and shall never be tampered 
and even if life tries to poison us 
we will always have each other 
pure love
Blue water
 a million miles away from me 
and as he travels from sea to sea 
I think of him daily 

I try to remember where we came from
 blue water 
shared space 
different times

 Blossomed from a tulip where our petals do not vary 
and the sepals seem to follow a course set to sail 

So I beg you 
Make him A soldier 
so I won't cry an ocean of tears 
Transform a boy to a man
so he will stand beside me in my darkest hour.
 Help me to raise my head 
when he is long gone from here 

When my fears are red 
 my soul turns blue 
let me remember the purity of us 
how I loved a my brother a man of red, white and blue!

Details | Personification | |

We Heard the Ocean Speak

I can go ahead and personify the ocean
As this pen has been granted the poetic license
To carve a soul from a still object-
And make the ocean take the form of man.

The soft sand shaking forth beneath our feet
The sweet salty smell of the ocean-
Caresses our nostril to the presence of nature
As we watch the image unfold-
Of such huge expanse of water with ships lacing its trails.

So the sun came right above the sky
Embracing us with his scorching arms
Sending waves of heat upon the earth-
As we scamper to find a shade to rest our legs.

So we watched the waves wash the sea up the sand
And watched as half naked men dive headlong into the sea
And there by the shore some set their dice to roll upon the sand.
Just you and me; we watched as the day sailed by
And beggars raised their hands for token-
And little unfortunate boys walked hungrily behind their mothers.

Together we heard it speak,
As it tells us of how beautiful life is,
And how tumultuous the world could be,
So we should expect it.
It speaks to us about the joy that abound
When two people confide in the other,
So we should embrace it.
It speaks to us of how marvelous God is;
So we should seek Him.

Let’s bury our worries in the sand of yesterday
As the ocean speaks to us-
Of men who have been lost in the wind of vain
And of people staggering effortlessly in chain.
Man is history; just a filament of a story.

We heard the ocean speak,
So beautiful and terrifying,
We heard it shriek.

Details | Rhyme | |

Adrift at Sea

For years this ship has been sailing the seas
From the beaches of Hawaii to the Florida Keys
With no land in sight and no view of atolls
The ship was used to pitches, yaws and rolls

Alas, land has been spotted ahead
After four years of feeling left for dead
No more sorrow or lonely, sad songs
Just happiness that good fortune has finally come along

Like an island to Odysseus’ men many years ago
This island is what the captain has wished he would go
After so far away from love and compassion
This was not an example of instant satisfaction

This ship has suddenly turned engines on to full throttle
And its captain now drinks rum from a bottle
Never again he wishes to see
His ship out of love and adrift a sea

Details | Rhyme | |


Just the sound of waves crashing against the shore
And no more.
No more voices of doubt and regret,
Or self disrespect.
No more heart break,
Or separation ace.
No more waiting for a new dawn,
Or old pain to be gone,
No more wishing away thoughts that will not budge.
Just silence...
The silence of love.  

Details | Iambic Pentameter | |

Notre Dame Marion

She thought of the details the Mistral sweeps
the tears she shed that night atop the deck
How beautiful it was to bear her dreams,
but why the heavens caused that evil wreck?

For ten odd months the postage she received,
the scent of ports conveyed and the ship's norm,
but near Alaska's Bering Strait, bereaved
the vessel spent her masts, within the storm.

The Mistral spoke that night, 'the ship was split',
and he was there inside the faint starlight,
he smiled - she guessed that he knew naught of it,
- how was his face angelical and bright!

He kissed her face (or so she thought), and hair,
and then she saw him on the captain's bridge
atop the Spring tides on departing fare,
upon the moors she laughed, conjuring griefs.

On Aleutians snows today and slow,
'Notre Dame Marion' heads on the windward tide;
atop the deck are standing in faint glow,
two ghosts that conn the ship on ether's glide.

© G.V. 01-09-2012

Contest: Any poem goes.
Sponsor: S. L.

Details | Rhyme | |

Bucket Full of Love

In his damp, snail smelly, back yard, water boiled in a vat.
"Hurry honey", said Grandpa, "the tide has just gone out".
In my six year old mind, we were in for a "great big treat".
Willingly, I'd fill my bucket full with sand crabs we'd all eat.

Overcast dark sky and dank fishy cold wind didn't dampen
spirits while scanning wet sand for holes that were sunken.
Intently digging, then oh so thrilled, I yelled,"I found one!" 
Clunk! Into my little tin sand bucket it fell; one prize won. 

Sadly looking, seagulls mocking, I'd managed only eight.
Grandpa smiled, dumped them in the vat with, "GREAT"!

Details | I do not know? | |

My Wishes are Simple

My Wishes are Simple

My wishes are simple,
my desires few,

to gaze upon an ocean,
and marvel at a solitary drop of dew.

My wishes are simple,
my dreams not too grand,

to feel the waves teasing my tired feet,
with no footprints left in the cool, wet sand.

My wishes are simple,
my thoughts serenely gentle, calm,

my heart resting beneath a swaying palm,

healing my being, caressed by nature's soothing balm.

Details | Light Poetry | |

Stained Glass Masterpieces

In his eyes I see tomorrow
he is the holder of all my time
like beautiful stained glass 
holding rainbow colored sand

His touch is healing and divine
like the warmest sun 
in summer time
his words are like seashells

As they call out to lovers in the ocean
drifting along the tide to sandy beaches
he has found me anchored to him
holding me with his soft sensual kiss

I see the moon in mid-day now
shining right beside the sun
they over came the obstacles 
of all the storms on the run

We are in the eye of the hurricane
where the sky is beautiful all day
enjoying our mystery
to the rest of the worlds dismay

He is the ink that now flows from my quill
I am the tapestry the ancients could never fill
together we are a master piece designed with our love
we are the ones who are well endowed in love

Stained glass masterpieces.
 art inked with sand from above
two beautiful lives filled with God in trust

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The Ocean

as i stear deeply into your eyes, i begin to drown.
your mind is open, heart is deep, your love is wet.
beautiful as the ocean sunset reflecting the waters.
the satisfaction knowing the limits i can go with you are none.
for that no telling how long this journery may last.
as i get ready to set sail, i grab upon your hand to ensure your at comfort.
sailling from late evening all through the night. 
stars shining that keeps the sky lite up while your reaching up to the angels.
you begin to scream seductively as the boat rocks gently a steady movement. 
no waves has yet to arrive, the ride has only began.
slow motion slow pace but oh so passionately.
you ask if ill deep sea dive, with no hesitation I go head first.
enjoying the sensory, heaven down below.
hell is above, our sins are sexual, the love is forgettable. 
our bodies moving more then ever before, the waves are approaching.
as I aboard, drop the anchor you start to climax this ocean aint never felt so good.
im in you, you in the moment as the night is falling.
the sun is rising our sexual peaks are arriving.
I hold you close and look deep into your eyes once more.
as I say your love was the ocean, it was open, it was deep it was wet. 
it was something to remember.

Details | I do not know? | |

one more day

One more day is behind us,
lost for ever in the ocean of life,
quietly as it can be,
as lonely streets with no one to walk with,
street lights are  the only witnesses,
lighting the way to my home,
as I walk down the road,
my heart is crying
deep inside the chest
calling your name,
but you...........
you're def, 
where are you,
who knows that?

One more day is over,
gone for ever,
lost for ever in the ocean of life,
but you,
where things went wrong for us,

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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Going Home

What is it to see the soil of home again?
A welcome, snow-struck and a return
To cold; sharp white contrasts sunburn.
We converse in broken tongues to men

We know, hooked on holiday language
Comprised of wandering hand signs.
Collect the car and pay parking fines,
Drive through towns and over a bridge

Until we reach the Western gateway.
Oh when will we arrive at our house?
No camels there, only field mouse
Which are eaten by our cat anyway.

The plane flies for an age, slyly yawning
Through the stretching, pealing sky,
A knife through air; what it is to fly.
Our travels over; a new day is dawning.

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Le Vacance Pretentieuse: Storm Part VI

Water licks your feet
Far cry from the beating sun
Desert sand to sea

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Holding the moment

Poetry contest title.... Romanticsm in Rime Royal Free Poetry...Anthony Kirk

Holding the moment.

If I could hold this moment in both hands
And not let my love slip away from you.
And you and I can be like shifting sands
And move across the landscape like a dune. 
Your beauty scent, by motion of the moon.
Your eyes in mine, mine eyes do catch your gaze
The beauty and your orbs to me amaze.

We could sit still, and watch the seasons change
And watch the sun, cut arcs across the sky.
And then to see the rain and not complain
See beauty like dew drops fall from your eye.
A drop so true exalted from your sigh
Perfection pure and love that’s on our side
Flows gently like the slowly ebbing tide

Then waves do crash against the rocks of time.
The granite worn, torn by the waves. We cry.
We watch in awe and fear the pure sublime
And grasp each other hard least we might fly,
Or be dashed, swept against rough rocks and die.
We lay together with the seeds we’ve sown
Lay facing upwards, letting our love grow.

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Tale of a mermaid

Along with the rising of the sun Sea and sky hand in hand in blue Creating a faint line of illusion, A boundaries of the real and unreal. There was a mermaid dancing with the waves Her long golden hair magically shiny, A true flawless unnatural beauty. She waited for the lonely souls; Who doze in the dream of eternal love Who needs to be saved from nothingness Souls who stray in search of peace. Since the era of the gods, she has lived, And so her story will continue to live. In the dreams of every sailor.

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from slopes to brines

She waited on the skyline, bloom and thorn
accordment of their oaths and thoughts at night
annealed recited entity - vows sworn
- the brave ascended to the Halls of light.

War-bullet traveled through the frozen air
companion loved - his stare embraced the ferns
- the laurel and the sage ascribed his fair
the stalwart chose the path of moon and ernes.

Dim lantern's flame her thought - on peaks beseech
ornate the winds surpass the granite plate
denounced the corteges and oaths to breach,
her highness steps, adorned demise, third fate.

And in the mists when winds bemoan in pines
their solemn words will fly from slopes to brines.

© G.V. 06-05-2013

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On Friendship

-dedicated to and inspired by Awoh Kingsley-

To define a friendship Is to define each element held in a grand sea The moments shared between the water and the single fish The seaweed coursing in the shallow Sinking in the deep Through trust two can prosper And even be happy But when mistakes are made Trust becomes a demand A weapon to test each other Trust allows that seaweed to flow Trust can also allow the currents to bury them Without openness that trust will falter Like an underwater volcano Holding all the fire in It is bound to explode And though water will cool it somewhat There’s no telling how long the next explosion will take A friend should not take his time calculating that Instead allow words to flow Like the gills of a fish Allowing water in and out Cooling and moderating forever Filtering the bad into good Above all, love must reign For friendship cannot grow without it Without love There would be no elements in the sea The sea would be a bottomless pit Of nothingness

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~~ Beloved Wife ~~

I was looking for Inspiration, for an “Elegy” Contest Poem
A Rambling POET , Constance, with  POETRY from her Heart
With deep embedded feelings Her  ~~Beloved Husband~~  is where I start
For I too lost a dear true LOVE, Glenn and Lenore in Heavens Home
I felt the pain of agony, the pain of a lost LOVE,  I know what Constance felt 
Together in Spirit, yet so far apart, together in Prayer, at a Gravestone we Knelt
I stare upon the ocean of tears that Constance cried, for in that ocean ,my Wife died
As we grow old together : Alone : let us meet in Heaven, YOU with YOUR Husband
                                        I with my Bride
Inspired By A Rambling POET, CONSTANCE"s Contest "Scavenger Hunt"
Dedicated to "A Rambling POET: Constance" 

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Tear a Heart, Shred a Soul

She sat alone
Against jagged stones
Carving her misery into them
Watching the blood, red and worn
Retell her sorry tale

The ocean waves crashed at her feet
As if trying to warn her
As if trying to tell her something
"He isn't there anymore"

But she won't heed the angry voices
Nor will she try to move
Because the ocean reminds her too much of him
His blue eyes, and cold heart
And a midnight summer charm

She waits until it fades to black
and the ocean looks like a black abyss
Then she hopes it will swallow her
leading her to him

Maybe the ocean will take pity
And lead her straight to hell
And into her long lost love open arms
Where he's waiting for her

But the ocean refuses to open
And refuses to let her drown
They try to tell her that he isn't there anymore
She has no reason to cry

Tear a Heart, Shred a Soul
No difference will it make
Unless you head the silent whispers
That he is waiting on the sand
Beneath the moon
Watching and Waiting for her return

His tale too is a sad one
For she will never come back
Her ripped up mind
Her beaten body
Lay in the ocean, buried deep
Waiting for him

(i have the same poem up on a different site...username XxUnforgivenxX)

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'nearly a storm'

Like a raging sea
crashing into reality
faces enlightened
feelings enhightened
the heart and mind pulled
the urge is in full
but the climax not filled
the fresh water distilled
the fizz and the buz
goes flat and undoes
the water still ripples
as the mind slowly cripples
the near overflow
bubbles down to a low
and the ocean lies still
as the storm turns to a chill
what may have been
mellows out to a stream
a slow narrow calm
to stop the strong ocean harm
now a flat murky lake
covers the tidal heart brake
gentle way out, like the tide going 'bye'
re-adjusting the balance, 'so long' temporary high..


Details | Quatrain | |

The Rose Of Avalon

Across the ocean far away
Angeles looks to sea
For weeks she’s been expecting him 
her prayers an anxious plea

The winter season has arrived
an angry ocean roars
The other ships have come back home
and all securely moored

The only ship uncounted for 
the Rose Of Avalon
Angeles worries desperately
her faith she falls back on

Each day her hopes are dashed aside
the image disappears
There are no ships beyond the sun
her hopes give way to fears

An then an image reappears
A mast with all its sails
It is the Rose of Avalon
her guns begin to hail

Details | Sonnet | |



The silver clouds fled high, above the fair;
analogy of rainfall was and bliss,
the boats were swaying their unearthly prayer
like coffins cradled they above abyss.

Exploding foam his smile became and oath
with blooms of red the fates regaled Spring's knell
the main mast ropes and sails became his clothe,
communion hush he drunk, from Faith's dark well.

And in that stillness he regained her grace,
conceived soul's amvon to sustain her glance,
invited by her verse and rains' embrace,
a Stygian sermon was her offered chance.

That night the boats returned his childhood dream
to coves of their liturgical redeem.

© 06.10.2013 G. Venetopoulos

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In this world

Beautiful day, sun full beam upon

 my face. A fresh brilliance as I Inhale,

 this world is truly indescribable. I

 certainly cannot comprehend the

 depths of the deepest oceans to the

 highest mountain peaks. I could ponder

 till the grave the vastness of the landscapes,

 every creature God has made. A world

 teeming with life every corner far and wide.

 I have let the barrier down. In this world

 God's love is beyond our understanding. Its

 unconditional and forever lasting

Details | I do not know? | |

Modern Day Fairy Tale

Through time and space we aren’t together,
But soon enough we will past this weather.
To meet one day and sigh each other’s names,
And to become one so our lives are the same.
The ocean stands between us, but our hearts still meet,
Broken laptops and internet problems are bleak
No credit on my phone, but you must hear my moan
I want you so bad right here with me,
But we are apart separated by the wicked sea
Modern day fairy tales face other foes in their place.
But we make it work because our feelings are encased.
I still go giddy simply speaking to you.
But when we ride the ocean and meet at last,
You so know I will blush deep red seeing your sexy Mexican ass.
You will laugh and make it sound so silly,
That I still can’t look at you without shaking and going dizzy.
This is good though because you know what I’m like,
I act like a school girl because you make me feel alight. 
Once more I say with feeling,
That this ocean can’t keep away our beings.

~Contest Entry~ 
Fairy Tales sponsored by Debbie Guzzi

* Personification
Broken laptops and internet problems are bleak
But we are apart separated by the wicked sea

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Half human, half fish the mythical mermaid
has inspired many to write memorable tales;
and this beautiful and most gentle creature
comes out of the water to seek new friends,
to feel sunshine and with eyes kind of sad,
she only attracts those humans who care.

Towards noon, she sands on the water splashed-rocks and loudly sings
to let everyone know that she longs for love again;
even the curious seagulls stop croaking and flap their wings
to applaud her...who wouldn't feel a tender emotion inside
as her deplorable lyrics attest her sadness that the cold ocean  
is a mermaid's home and that she is allowed to inhale air for a little while?

Shivering mermaid living in the deepest, gleaming water....
let me hug you sweetly and make you feel my warmth if others 
don't approach you and ask you to share your loneliness
when no soul mate is there to run his fingers through your salty, messy hair;
if I were a fish, I would be your sweetheart on the coldest nights,
but being so different, doesn't mean that I dont love a kiss that truly delights!

Details | I do not know? | |

For Bruce Springsteen

for bruce springsteen...

it was a rain-swept monsoon day

way back then, so many moons away

when i felt the music strumming in my veins

setting me free like a runaway horse without any reins

you sang of simple truths, 

your verse spoke to people just like me

in my lonely, wasted, and desolately quiet night

as you screamed out tragic human wrongs, and of everyone's plight

'bobby jean' spoke to me

of that girl down the street

glimpses of whom, we as innocents would furtively meet

and 'the river' that flowed through my ever-barren heart

led me down further roads of thunder

when slowly i finally learnt that the hardest part was fighting on

and never to surrender

to the hard-luck dreams that were born to run

while i danced in the dark 

with memories vivid and stark

even as i whined like that dog who for forever lost his howling bark

and then a 'human touch' came along

and 'better days' seemed real, not just words in a song

and still you sang and swayed and spoke straight into my unseeing eyes

as gardens of secrets were opened, and as your fist punched the skies

in an anger that i too felt and in whose cauldron i too burned

as we saw murder get incorporated, while on its wobbly axis, our fragile world apathetically turned

and then suddenly i was told that i was all grown up

working on a highway of scattered ideals

and absolving myself by sprinkling some coins in a waiting cup

well, after all these years of walking along so many a thorny road

with an armour of your verse covering me, even as i hear them taunt me and even as they continue to goad

but now i can feel myself fading away, into the bleakness of this coming night

just like the ghost of that old tom joad...

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Windswept Beach

Windswept beach of the Pacific,
we would go there to meet you
and crash ourselves like waves 
upon that shore.

Seagulls circle overhead and wait
for opportunity.
We go circling in the sand and likewise wait.
Tiring of the wait we run and burn our feet
upon the scorching sand above the waters edge.

How high the kite, how low the mind,
comparing to the ruminating sky.
Summer will not last forever on that shore;
our frame will fall apart at last.

And breathing as a gull we gulp the air
and grasp the hand of our beloved there.
We towel the wet and scrub the day which weeps
and mourns in silent meditation.

The ocean waits for me, 
with frothing foam intensity,
and I will to go there willingly
when the time of love is ripe.

Details | Chant Royal | |

The Devil's Thief

Arranged in paradise, by suffering's fate,
to have no end, to be alone and wait,
it was her love, acceptance came so fast
she had no time to think it might not last,
as he, the sailor left, she loved too late;

He'd waited on the dock so long he grew
to be inspired by something she won't do,
'twas just a recognizing love is there
the reaching out for what is everywhere,
but love for her was something all so new;

the sail was set and ties that bound the ship
were heaved away, and thus began the trip,
upon the ocean, far into the sun,
to where the keel was loose and let to run
and sailed right on to where the moon would dip.

She on the shore, he on the watch at three,
both dreaming dreams not ever let to be
but absence makes the heart more fonder yet,
and out of sight means not they will forget;
the ship sailed on, uncharted was the sea;

the gale that came and sank him to the reef,
took from the shore the lady in her grief,
and they were thus to marry, in the sea,
united 'neath the waves, eternally,
depriving love from time, the devil's thief.
© RON WILSON aka vee bdosa the doylestown poet

Details | Haiku | |

Preceding Dawn

A long kiss goodnight,
Atop the damp grains of sand:
By receded waves.

Details | I do not know? | |

Something like me and You

I want us to swim,
In our new bodies,
Which buttress our boney disproportion.

I want the fish to be enticed,
By our old skins
Which serve as useless armour to this world.

I want the cold to be unrelenting,
To our restless hearts,
Which beat  inaptness into our beings.

I want the water to cleansing
Towards our tomblike wombs
Which welcome love but  reject life.

 I want the tides to be shifting,
Until our spineless existence
Take the form of something solid,
Something soft.
Of something like me and You.

Details | Rhyme | |

Lifelong Journey

The clouds in the sky
Pouring droplets as we walk by
Couldn't we just comprehend guy
What is it that drives us by

I'm fast sinking in the ocean's lawn
Couldn't help but fell to the ground
In the ocean of loves crown

Couldn't you feel my impression
Or you just see my distortion
Have a feel at my emotion
In the ocean of loves in motion

You and I walking this distant life
Just trying to understand it's dice
The great nature of this land undispice
For you,for me,for us,to pay the price

Yet it seems so far
You and me a distant bar
Couldn't we do it at par
So that we could be a little star

And be a little bit wiser
So that life could be a little bit better
Don't want to be a trendsetter
But just want a tranquil life that's greater

What is it that triggers our insanity
Could we cool it off to have a longevity
Just to be a little bit in vanity
For you,for me, for us, to see it's rarity

Details | Blank verse | |

If love was sand by the ocean

If time was sand by the ocean we would always have mounds to walk on
it time was sand by the ocean and love was hand in hand, there would always be a sunset and a light breeze.
if time was sand by an ocean and you was the sunshine, the day would always shine in my doorstep of love
if this was forever true
then the world would be better, with people like you.
If time was sand in an ocean and no more secrets, and age was just a number then I could have you in my arms to hold
those eyes gazing at mine like a i was a picture on a wall.
Only time is not this sand by an ocean and you have to bide time
for I am on journey to find myself and make amends.
find me in your heart if you can.
be unlike the others and grow up to be a gentlemen, learn what true love is and what my time in the sand by the ocean to me means.
then forever wishes may come true, for feelings I do have for you too

Details | Rhyme | |

Difficult Trials -Part 2-

Turn the wheel
*******he sea...
Push aside the misery...
The abominable agony...
Endure this hardship...with me
Fight off the tears and let us roam to sea
Don't make it hard for me
To determine the waters

We are the same kind
If you can be so KIND, let me show you your destiny -
To dwell with me in tranquility  

We will try to share our responsibilities...
Take turns and share our possibilities...

How have you been?
Sorry we have shut our ears
To your deafening cries
I'm turning the wheel for you
You're losing still - why are you so blue?

I'll shut out the feeling of anguish

You'll get what you wish

We will start anew
We will start on a fresh start
We will fulfill our dreams and make them come true
We'll brew away the sadness
I'm determined to eliminate
The distress... swallowing us like a tidal wave...
Behave, you wild childlike waters!! Behave!

Don't worry - we'll get rid of
The limited happiness
And make our heart pump with merriness
Don't be a magnet of depression stress

You'll experience a wonderful opportunity 
So you may feel  at one with
Our world full of possibilities
And eliminate those cruel, wretched words
That tore apart our responsibilities...
Our activities... our reveries... our possibilities...
That brought us back together

We'll be hiking
These somewhat difficult hardships together 

Details | I do not know? | |

Do Not Resuscitate

Do Not Resuscitate 

You did not tell me we were drowning. 
I’ve always known to swim. 
Why didn’t you tell me we were sinking?
I would have rescued us again. 

The ocean we were swimming, 
Was vast, and wide, and blue. 
We were seeking out a treasure
Just our love and me and you. 

Why did I not see that we were drowning.
And scream for help to come. 
That ocean race that we were swimming, 
We never could have won. 

 You told me once before, 
That you knew you couldn’t swim. 
But I thought I could hold your head up
Help you breath the air and take it in. 

I threw on my lifeguard persona. 
I wanted to save you. Save you and I 
But I knew I couldn’t jump in the water again
At the time I just didn’t know why. 

You did not tell me we were drowning. 
I wish you would have told me then. 
If I had seen that we were sinking, 
I could have let the rescue of myself begin. 

Details | Light Poetry | |

If you are not close to me

If you are not close to me...... Can I start my day without you my love Your absence in my house dries me out I have become my own shadow in my house and its makes me to draw in a ocean of sadness Day after days and night after nights my thirst of love brings me nothing but tears I silently think you from a distance and I feel your love throws at me with helpless If the ocean were not in love then the waves will have no strength If the sun were not in love then the lights will have no brightness If the moon were not in love then the nights will have no romance If the wind were not in love then the music will have no voice So, my love if you were not close to me my life will be in dreary. Ravi Sathasivam /Sri Lanka Copyright @ 2006 Ravi Sathasivam

Details | Couplet | |


Hidden from view her dulcet voice rings out
carrying her dreams across the ocean with no doubt

She knows one day she will find him as she sings of love 
as she swims the ocean she is met by a white dove

A letter it holds in its beak from a mortal man
her voice has enthralled him, although it carries a ban

Curious she swims to the beach where he is sat
only once there she finds him a bit too fat

Sighing she continues her lonely search
a voice rings out calling her to a rocky arch

There she espies the merman from her dream
together at long last, they swim now as a team

At long last she is no longer alone, to him she is now bound
together their songs sing out filling the ocean with magical sound

written 05/30/2014
contest Mermaids

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The ocean waves are calm tonight
they gently brush the shore
The breeze now constant in my face
I’m here sweet Elenor 

My troubled mind it finds a friend
in rhythmic ocean sounds
The moon is watching over me
as darkness now surrounds

The walk along the beach at night
is healing for my soul
It helps me set priorities
some things I can’t control

Each night I come to share with you
the details of my life
I wish that I could hold you love
I miss you my sweet wife

Details | Free verse | |

Difficult Trials -Part 1-

Turn the wheel
Out of curiosity
I'll be'll receive
Something special...something to make you whole
Though the trials you must run through
Are a great struggle that can easily
Pull you down
And I want to erase your frown

You will feel way better about yourself
Just trust me...take my hand...
I'll encourage you to have a satisfying time
Just for your own liking
We'll be hiking
Those somewhat difficult hardships 
Together for eternity 
We'll spend time in the future 
Together in unity

*******he sea...Let's flee and be free!
LOOK how nice you look!

Trample those insufferable nuisances
That dare put you down
To the sea floor
I'll push them to the core!

Feel free to walk the 
Road of Recovery 


Details | Free verse | |

Love is like an Ocean

Love is like an ocean,
one moment, a calm, liquid plain,
the next a torrent of mountains
that crash down
and tear themselves apart.

Details | Free verse | |


There's this girl that I know who misses her home
The place filled with laughter, her joy, and her hope.
This girl, she is sad, and I've seen her heart break.
She just doesn't belong here, and she doesn't want to stay.

When she's at the beach she just sits and she stares
Across the water to who knows where.
The ocean is the one place she has found on this Earth
That fills her with any kind of peace and hope.
Though still she is sad, she's not where she belongs,
But at least at the ocean the fierce homesickness calms.

She'll walk down the beach and look out at the water,
Totally uncaring of those who might watch her.
She knows she's not normal, that she isn't like them.
But she knows that they cold never understand.

This girl that I speak of, how I know her well. Yet at the same time I hardly know her at all.
It seems to me as I walk down that beach that
I'm never gonna know of who I truly speak.
Because as long as I'm here, so far from my home, my heart, my pain there, my hope,
I am only half here. 
I am only half home.
And all that I want....I just want to go home.

Details | Lyric | |

Be Still My Love

Written March 25, 2013

Any minute now
The sun will rise again
A ship sets sail for the ocean
Another's coming in
I don't quite know
Where I should even begin

The day breathes a sigh
That makes me wonder why
The rain falls only in the den
Where we sit so patiently and wait
The same couch from our first date
Maybe this is just our fate

What house is this I'm in
The paint is wearing thin
The sound of stories told
Has got me growing old
Just you and me my darling
And all the red starlings

Any minute now
The night will come again
We'll set sail for the ocean
Watch others coming in
If I ventured in the slipstream
Would I find you in my dreams

So be still my love
Don't fear this life you're in
Things will change this time around
I'll let the light shine in
I'm just waiting
For this life to begin

Details | ABC | |

Our Night At The Beach

Hand in hand 
walk along the beach 
Calming sounds of the ocean
feel that zephyr breeze
Secure n Content
Mind is at ease 

Cant stop smiling
never felt like this before 
In heavenly bliss 
as we lay upon the shore

The scent of his cologne
His gentle caress 
Sweet n tender kisses
Head rested against his chest

Good conversation
He stimulates my mind 
Could it be that my heart has 
finally consigned?

A moment in paradise 
It all seems so surreal 
Perfect moments like these,
are the ones that truly suffice

This may be the beginning 
of something beautiful n real 
The union of two souls 
That were made to congeal. 

Details | Free verse | |

Soul Mate

Have a seat come talk with me,
Where the ocean touches the earth’s sand,
Underneath coconut trees where love lingers throughout the inland,
Watch the sunrise and set.

Where the ocean touches the earth’s sand,
Love is embedded onto me with a simple touch from your,
Fingertips, I love you.

Underneath coconut trees where love lingers throughout the inland,
We breed such beautiful children,
May they be fruitful and noble men. 

Watch the sunrise and set,
As the foundation of our future unfolds,
We shall prosper for eternity.

(Trimeric Form)

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Submerged Love

A hidden protected love which will surface now and than. Submerged into the 
deepest waters of the ocean floor. Why it is so still? Like an ocean plant frozen in 
place. Could it be devoured? Only by yourself. No one else can harm this submerged 
love and the effect it has on us.
It's like a gateway of roads and highways manifesting into a bold flight with colorful 
patterns of gazing light that enters in our eyes and alows a sudden twinkle. This 
love is submerged deep into the mounds of lakes and rivers combining forced 
airways climbing through our hearts.
We can visualize almost anything but a silent love that only shows itself when 
Love can be dwelling or it can be timid. However it shows itself is how the true love 
feels. It can overpower you or just look you in the eye. Either way it is gentle. Like 
an anchor which is held down this love is anchored but can release itself as a gentle 
blossom flourishing like a million blossoms from one vine to another. Climbing to the 
top and finding it's way home.

Details | Villanelle | |


The conch shell decorates the chest
With the ocean resounding in its soul
As the distinguished maestro plays his best

Soft, low, and inviting just to test
Which music touches the soul
The conch shell decorates the chest

While the cobalt blue waters of the ocean crest
The violin gently held and bow softly pulled
As the distinguished maestro plays his best

The gray hair and beard show his years stressed
But his love only sees his great gift while
The conch shell decorates the chest

That under the open window sits at rest
Sun shining on that bay as the violin music drifts astray
As the distinguished maestro plays his best

While his love just a room away dances and sways
To the music that touches her soul this day
The conch shell decorates the chest
As the distinguished maestro plays his best

(This is written from  a picture that is on James Fraser's web site.  I have his permission to 
use the picture for my write.   Thanks James.)

(The word maestro here means: a master of any art.)

Details | I do not know? | |

The Sieve of Time

The Sieve of Time

Cast ashore,
along the banks of time,

whirling through the passing years,
clinging to my futile scribbles set in rhyme,

Cast ashore,
thrust into an unrehearsed pantomime,

clenching slivers of joy as weariness descends,
lulled into a peaceful slumber exhilaratingly sublime.

Cast ashore,
hazily adrift, a dandelion seed on the wings of time,

trapped in the sieve of spiralling memories,
caught between pristine bliss, and reeking slime.

Cast ashore,
flung aside for no discernible crime,

my human heart thuds with elusive hope,
though battered, bruised, and covered in grime,

I stagger ashore, 


embracing each moment of detached, oblivious time.

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Ocean's Rites

The Earth rotates around …spins The moon carries its own power The ocean, it focuses on Seeking the meek, lighthouse tower The waves are created …splash We play within the froth and foam Lowering myself to its side I know its love within the zone Into the sea the sky …reflects Makes the waves a romantic blue Entranced I follow the shoreline There is no greater love than you The heavens and with them …power And the ocean lives with its own I carry along with me strength To survive when the Earth does groan Spins, the world moves for life loved Splash, the oceans crash for desire Reflects, thinks of ancient days past Power, holds enough to quench fire
Russell Sivey

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Your Moon, My Ocean

Your Moon, My Ocean
 Should I compare your love to the ocean?
 One heart beating with such fluid motion,
 with such smooth waves flowing from the sea.
 Their white trickling foam washing over me.
 Till your soft currents drag me out to you,
 floating peacefully on soft shades of blue.
 But if you're my ocean than I'll be your moon,
 Looking down from the sky bright at night's noon.
 With my heart beating strong to give you light,
 Till the sun comes to bring an end to night.
 Though that's the moment most precious of all,
 cause as the sun rises, I get to fall,
 fall towards my ocean till our lips meet!
 My Sea, falling in love has been so sweet

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Love notes

The full moon hung heavily in the heaven's
Reflecting on the water below
The ocean waves played a melody
Lulling peacefulness into
the stillness of the night.
A virginal vision dressed in white
rides upon her white steed.
Throughout the forest
a fine mist, hangs
Glistening, the woods
in fairy like glow.
The stars twinkled, in sad refrain,
the ocean, lapped timelessly ,upon the shore
Mimicing the beating of the heart.
She gazes, over the ocean ,where,
the full moon illuminates.
Her crystal tears, flow.
In her hand, letters,
written but never sent.
Love notes, that will never be read.
For, he died that day
Never declaring the love she felt
Now all that remains
Pieces of paper
Written but never sent.

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Our Divine Haven

This town was the place we used to call our haven 
You don’t remember which road we’ve driven on 
The stars were shining against your cherished soul 
You’re a part of my belongings 
You’re ascending above the ground 
The peace is still like hidden treasure – it’s bound to be found

I believe in you…I put my faith in you
After the miracles you’ve performed 
You don’t agree with what you truly are 
The sky is grieving 
You jump from puddle to puddle
You’re struggling to meet your destiny  
Even if your body is saturated in sweat
You must keep your head above the sea

Follow me and I’ll lead you to divine haven 
Forgive the past that embraces you with remorse and think upon our jubilant future
It’s tempting to just give up and turn around 
I could tell you've been stressing out 
But rest your head on my shoulders and let loose your strain on me  

Each melody is an exquisite sound that bounces into our ears
Commotion and strife will cease and your heart will be free
We’ll flee  together…despite the unwholesome weather 
The voyage has just begun…hold my hand and we’ll rise like the sun
Trust me…we will be strengthened and well-equipped before we take that road of victory  

Follow me and I’ll lead you to divine haven 
Forgive the past that embraces you with remorse and think upon our jubilant future
It’s tempting to just give up and turn around 
You’d rather be drifting away and never be seen again 
I wanna change your mind and erase your frown
Take your mind off of the distressful past
Let loose your strain on me  

Hey! I know you’re stronger than you realize
You’re not a failure – don’t be disheartened  
Don’t worry…you and I will earn our future prize 
This mess will clear up in a moment
Just stay by my side and never depart 
From the light… I promise that we’ll endure till the end
Just stay nearby and our hope won’t tear apart
We are willing to do anything to attain our wishes and delight  
Let’s take action and snatch our glory before our time is up 

Follow me and I’ll lead you to divine haven 
Forgive the past that embraces you with remorse and think upon our jubilant future
It’s tempting to just give up and turn around 
You've been trying to keep a steady pace 
But rest your head on my shoulders and let loose your strain on me

Let loose your stress on me…
Don’t be under pressure
Let me handle your anxiety…
Reach towards our divine haven
Do you need a helping hand? 

I wish you a carefree 

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heart of the ocean

Opening up 
from the ocean 
singing warmly 
actively colliding 
deep sea currents 
circulating feelings 

Come to me my love 
the awakening of passions storm 
it flies within me still 

Arising from the depths 
slowly emotions 
gently ripple 
slowly swelling deeply 
stirring blue 
rising waves 
rolling out 
unfurling a carpet 

Love this body whole 
take me into your souls home 
loving you baby 

Breaking waves 
sweetly curling 
to shore 
gently kissing sand 
touching wet lips 
upon your feet 
a jeweled dream
found home 

our hearts forever 
softly sleeping quietly 
together we touch as one 

heart of the ocean deep ocean jewel found on the titanic 
a love story became a tragedy touching the hearts of the world a jeweled dream 
to die within the arms of love

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working on a boat

There’s no end to worry, when working on a boat.   
The relentless sea is always busy,
Eager to embrace her,
Constantly reminding you that ownership is an illusion,
Challenging you to preserve her with 
Perception and attention
Before that limitless horizon
Overwhelms her, unimpressed with the
Purity of your desire.
And even when she's trimmed just right,
The bright work polished,
The wind and ocean harnessed in her sails,
And plunging through that vastness,
Adjustments are required,
Your hand on her tiller
Keeping her heeled over
In the slip stream,
Her tell-tails fluttering,
And all that ocean beckoning.

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I search for words
To describe this feeling...
After you told me
You hate me...

I remember when 
I went swimming in the ocean
One day in January...
Ice was curled in elaborate design
Of wind-blown swirls on the sand...
Snowflakes mixed with grains of sand
And bitter wind blew both into my face-
Sea foam blew across the beach
Like stray, sodden mushroom clouds
And the ocean waves were dark 
And angry...
It was so cold, this January...
But I wasn't scared.

That day, I had I thought of
The ocean in autumn;
When I swam last in autumn,
It was October, and the
Wind was harsh and strong;
Waves were wild with
The fresh memory of stormclouds,
So they crested high and broke hard
On the beach...
The sun hadn't shone that day either.
The water, when I dove into it,
Was cold, but warmer than the air-
Vicious to look at,
But under the surface of the waves
Still gentle as summer...
I had gone back in more than once
Just because I loved the feel,
The pull of the current, the raw energy
Of the water against my skin,
And I dove through waves again
And again...

I knew it would be worse this time,
A few months later
And so many degrees colder...
I almost decided not to do it
When I peeled off my coat, 
My shirt, my boots, pants, and socks...
The wind bit my skin hard, tearing
Into my warm body, and the gound,
Icy, was like bared teeth against the soles
Of my feet...
Too late to back out now.

So I ran, barefoot, over ice-ringed
Puddles of seawater and snow-flecked sand...
I reached the water, the first soft waves...
I was slowed by the foamy surf,
Which, only knee-deep, was a strong deterrent,
But then I was past it, and I dove...
That first, frigid, smack in the face
As the water closed over my head
Stole all heat, all memory of heat,
From my body all in an instant...
I surfaced gasping in shock,
Heart about to either stop or burst-
I'm still not sure which,
All I could think of was the cold...
It was so cold...
Colder than anything I've ever known...

I retreated clumsily-
I should have recoiled from the ground,
Stepping quickly and lightly
Over cruelly sharp grains of 
Equally mixed ice and sand,
But I could no longer feel the cold...
I could feel nothing...
Could think nothing...

When you told me you hate me...
It felt like that.

Details | Romanticism | |

You are near

A gentle beam of the sun
Touches locks of your beautiful hair,
And the sudden breeze of the fresh salty air
Brings the thoughts of indescribable joy and quietness...
And it seems, that the time now has lost its usual run,
And the day has strengthened its brightness.

The sweet song of a nightingale
Flows into the peaceful and warm atmosphere,
I feel your gentle touch and we see how there
In the blue sunny sky spindrift clouds appear...
I raise the anchor in order to sail
For I know you are near...


Details | Free verse | |

The heart of Your sea

You pull me 
Through precipitation and perspiration 
I come to You

The swamps of my Saliva,
the marshes of my muscles,

You pull me
Through erosion and evaporation
I come to You

The stream of my spinal cord,
the meanders of my membranes,

You pull me, 
Through clamminess and condensation
I come to You

The pools of my plasma,
the basin of my bladder,

I come to You,
to the heart of Your sea.

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Within Me

Within Me

Flowing through the rivulets of my everyday thoughts,
memories of you surface, gasping for air, breathing in,
permeating, absorbed by the pores of my ageing skin.

Famished, greedily gulping mouthfuls of fractured life,
awash in distant yesteryear, when your feathery kisses,
banished the vacuum, dispelling my anguish and strife.

You are eternally carved, and embroidered into my soul,
I wash ashore, smashing against the boulders of the now,
seeking solace, begging for absolution with my empty bowl.

The book of fate is sealed shut, the tea-leaves have been read,
nothing remains within me, the burden of smiling has been shed.

Now I am stranded, between dreams and the empty years ahead,
searching for forgiveness, in the miles I have yet to wearily tread.

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In Time She Wakes

In time she wakes; I, the the sun, that kisses her face. 
No lies or disguise, just the radiant reflection of African skies on the rise in her eyes.
Beauty unmistakable, incredible, unforgettable;
My eyes drink the scene until I'm full. 
Her hair, her face, that skin, where to begin? 
So smooth the soft surfaces surrounded and swirled in swirling sheets that keeps my amber bright morning light tight in her sight. 
She can't quite fight the bite to ignite with all her might. 
Yet before the day slips away she'll sway and play in Plettenberg bay. 
And from her lips drips the sips from oceans where now sleep the ships and slips of men that crashed and smashed from sirens singing and calling out their longing and wanting so haunting - the sound spilling from that same coy style of a Mona Lisa smile. 
She wants to linger on but horizons blue, orange, yellow and red hint of bed instead it must be said. 
Soon to the night she'll wed but before that rest she shares her shape in shadows on the shore. 
A dance does she once again as I gaze with the last blaze of my rays across the waves, 
until again, through the morning haze, I'll wake her just to see her eyes kiss the skies that light up from the light in my eyes. 
For she is my earth, my world, my purpose, I am her sun. 
This breathing circle, this vision, no dark nightly dream would it seem could ever forever our helix make undone.


Details | Ballad | |

Along By The Shore

Together on the beach, laying with you
Holding your hand, gazing up at skies of blue
Though our time together is ending, oh how it flew
We both know girl, how our love was true

Young hearts together, without a care
The love in her eyes
The sand in her hair
Beauty like I've never seen before
We're loving each other, Along By The Shore

How will things be when we're apart
It's time to depart, tell you it's a new start
Lets lay here forever with you in my arms
I'm falling so hard, falling hard for your charms

Young hearts together, without a care
The love in her eyes
The sand in her hair
Beauty like I've never seen before
We're loving each other, Along By The Shore

Now I wonder if she can hear me
Hear my calls to her, my cries
Oh how I fell in love
With her blonde hair and brown eyes
And I remember those nights Along By The Shore

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Mora Piya Ghar Aaya - My Beloved Has Returned Home

Mora Piya Ghar Aaya (My Beloved Has Returned Home)


the leaves fell, as you left, a bleak chill wafting across the barren space within my being,
you left, taking your smile and mine,
my smile rests with you still, leaving a void impossible to fill.


pangs of longing consumed me, my only company in the frigid nights,
my tears remain frozen, within,
unable to fall from my broken eyes, as I searched the depths of the cold, harsh skies.


birds returned home, though you did not, and I felt soothing rebirth all around,
memories of you began blazing, their embers stoked,
and at last the tears rolled, like ink on this blank notebook, my whole being pined for you, my very self in anguish silently shook.


alive I felt again, the promise of the coming cooling rain, easing the heat of desire,
yet the furnace slowly raged inside, your absence tearing into me, shattering my nights, my longing for you soaring unfettered across the skies,
dancing on clouds, blissfully free,


heaven itself opened, the deluge an unending dream,
rain falling all around, mingling with my flowing tears,
and then I saw you, you returned, and I embraced you, never wishing to let you go,
and though I may wear the mask of the clown,
if you were to leave again,
my very soul, would quietly slip away, and in the monsoon rains, I would gratefully drown.

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Appreciation in full

So much you have been to me and for me. when there was the concept of lost love you 
brought with you the meaning of true love. At times when I felt that I suffered alone,your 
tears told me that my miseries were also yours. When trouble came pouring down, you were 
my shelter. Even when everything seemed to be going wrong your touch let me know it 
would be alright. As confusion surrounded me and I lay on the brink of insanity, youbrought 
me peace of mind. In the darkness when I was lost and searched for friends, you came as 
the light by being my truest friend. In this world where there is said to be no garauntees 
youve proven to be my only garauntee...How do i show my appreciation in full?

Maybe if I were able to have the planets rotate around you, or reach into the sky and gather 
the stars to put at your door step to forever light the path you walk on...That would be 
appreciation in full.
To shed tears until the deserts of the world are no longer dry but instead blossom with roses 
that match the complexion of your skin, or to have a single drop of your own tears be the 
secret of the fountain of youth...That would be appreciation in full.
Having the angels of heaven proclaim you as Gods most precious angel on earth and the 
priest of the world know the love your name brings as its own religion...That would be 
appreciation in full.
Directing the bees from every continent to bring their honey only to you as a representation 
of how sweet your touch is, or a million butterflies to explain to you what my stomach feels 
like when i am in your presence...That would be appreciation in full.
To go back in time to the begining of my life and be born for the purpose of being with you 
and only you,or to make the blessings of your first and second child becreated from my 
seed...That would be appeciation in full.
Having the waves of the ocean spell out your name within every ripple of motion or to make 
love to you under the stars in the middle of that same ocean while lying on the waves...That 
would be appreciation in full.
Spending my life in prayer thanking God for having you, while looking into the sky seing 
your face in the clouds or hearing your voice within every breeze of wind, feeling your touch 
within the suns warm rays...That would be appreciation in full.
My pride in life is having you and for that I trust solely in us, you are my love, my life, my 
wife...How do I show my appreciation in full?

Details | Free verse | |

Love is an Ocean

Love is like an ocean
Peaceful, calm, satisfying
Smooth sailing
Laughter, joy, sunshine
Love is like an ocean
Stormy, windy, terrifying
Rough waters
Anger, hurt, frustration
Love is like an ocean

Details | I do not know? | |

Port of Call

Port of Call

Barefoot on a talcum beach,

alone, not lonely,

with the breath of the ocean a caressing balm,
soothing pained memories away,
to the swaying of a solitary palm.

Barefoot on a talcum beach,

alone, not lonely,

feeling the brushing away of all past turmoil,
on a quest for solace, ever so hard to find,
yet comforted by the crashing of the waves,
as the tide cleanses all pain,
and leaves despair far, far behind.

Barefoot on a talcum beach,

alone, not lonely,

drenched in a sea-breeze of mist,
that hushes the ache of bygone moons,
tasting the salty tang on my lips,
as the burnished sun,
over the distant horizon,

and dips.

Barefoot on a talcum beach,

alone, not lonely,

searching, ever searching,
for a slice of solitude,
as memory bids a final adieu,
reaching under the sea so vast,
and seeking comfort in the depths,
while embracing,
the tomorrows to come,
wishing that they be true.

Barefoot on a talcum beach,

alone, not lonely,

seeing my truths drown,
as they slip beneath the turquoise waters,

feeling my heart ablaze,
with a passion that rarely falters.

Barefoot on a talcum beach,

alone, not lonely,

yet knowing that I am home at long last,
wishing the waves would wash away,
the defences that once stood,
like an impregnable wall.

Barefoot on a talcum beach,

alone, not lonely,

I have found, at long last,

my final port of call.

Details | Free verse | |

What is love and what is not

This time, I sing the praise of ecclesiatical love.
  Though not esoteric, thou  followers never allow
to think it beyond the sinister bodily move. 
  O' never touch it, that is a sacred cow!
which makes me wonder what is love?
  When that thing has gotten so low; i vow
there is something that i got to show.

I love my love, told my friend when i quizzed,
  cherished his nth love. But just before kissed
his (n-1)th love, ritualised the MoU and finally buried.
  Love is an ocean claimed my friend, who spews
everytime when tasted water. Deep down the ocean he dives, 
  thrives but when  reached the brackish lagoons,he skews.

Love is blind told another, when she is not bothered
  of her anorexic size zero- a licence to get tethered?
Happily abandoned their loved parents as they are feathered.
  Indeed she showered her love on her parents at an early stage
Her love just slithered when she got a posh and lovely date.

The immortal of the mortals, you named it love 
  an oaf's hormonal misfiring? galloping generaton's conduit?
smokescreen to lust? passport to brain's prostration?
  an unplugged persecution? spielberg's avtar?
a pandora's box? a frankenstein monster? a nelson's eye?
  a monkey on your back? or a touch screen monitor? 

geez! Iam still in an ambivalent mood!
  Is love - greek's Eros? chaldean's shedu?
Freud's ***** envy? oedipus complex?
  electra complex?  legitimate sex addiction?
a parent's affection, strictly and only, to their child - 
  then why the missing gender? 

Is that the worm's eye view of an eagle? or 
  just the eagle's eye view of  a worm? 
As usual, my instinct blossomed and spread the scent of wisdom
  love is a connecting wood in a ladder between the unconnected two 
love is honey in the life of a bee and a flower
  love is bliss in devotee and the divine
love is thirst for a man in the desert
  love is sugar in a juicy mix of lime and water
love is also the fuddle of a drunkard with the drink

Details | Free verse | |

My Love

It comes from my heart
It flows like a river
You are the ink 
I am the paper
Together we give life to the words of love
You are the ocean 
I am the sun
We meet, and our chemistry evokes love
It is the color of the sun 
Softly kissing the ocean and
Her lips turn peach in shade

My love is what I profess
My heart is what I propose
If you will, keep in your coffers
With my trust, you I bequeath
My dreams, with you I will subsist
I submit my being 
Not because I am beguiled
But because 
I am speechless

Details | Couplet | |

Was I Ida Strauss

I have a fear of drowning in deep waters, dark and cold;
I dream the waves are parted revealing Death's threshold.

I wonder, tremb'ling in my bed, if another life I've known;
Is there a body 'neath the sea, dissolved, bone of my bone?

                        * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

We boarded the Titanic, her maiden voyage from the shore,
Just the two of us together, me and my husband Isidore.

Grandly cradled on the ocean within the ship of dreams,
Unaware an ice tow'r waited in the frigid, black extremes.

Roast squab and French ice creams, champagne and caviar
Were the first class luxuries, sailing on beneath the stars.

Near midnight the vessel shuddered as though wounded in the heart;
We waited captain's orders to load the lifeboats, disembark.

"Women first!" the crew commanded; older men could also go,
But Isidore would not depart, the truest gentleman I know.

He entreated me to leave the ship, but like Ruth of long ago, 
I replied, "We've lived together many years. Where you go, I go."

We faced Death as we faced life, companions to the end . . .
Climbing the staircase to heaven, hand in hand with my best friend.

The story of Isidore and Ida Strauss is true; they were first class passengers on the
Titanic. Isidore was co-owner of Macy's. My connection to Ida is fiction.
The grand staircase on the Titanic was called "the staircase to Heaven."

Faye Gibson

June 22, 2014

Details | Light Poetry | |

May I have This Dance

In the moonlight, may I have this dance?
Take your hand in Lover's motion
For 'tis better to have this rigid Romance
Than drown myself in the Ocean...

Details | Ballad | |

Dream Reality Poem

I love the beach
and ocean so much.
My dear that when
God created the.
Universe and stars
silver blue ocean green.
Beautiful lover then i was
kept a prisoner of your love.
Dear giving natural birth
to a lost and dormant soul.
Babe being trap into your
space oasis for love.

By Kenneth D. Bolden

Details | Free verse | |

Between Dawn and Birth of a Song

People are dancing on the rooftop,
I can hear the wineglasses
kiss cheek to cheek.
Music drips down
to the sidewalk with laughter,
wrapping itself around neon lights;
And It did not stop at my
outstretched hands.
It did not see me standing there.
The streets are cold
and the wind cuts across my face;
things have changed along the way.
Friends are gone and so has my love;
I guess it is me and the night now,
Me and the shadows beneath my dreams.
Between this life and the next,
Between forgiveness and regret,
We shall dance away the night
with the soft sand between our toes.
Some stagger on stillettoes
while others wait by the phone;
We hold our dreams in our fist
and try to make it last the night.
When it gets lonely in the dark
the lies sell higher on the street;
And in your heart a stone is set
for each promise you did not keep.
It doesn't mean a thing to me now.
It doesn't mean anything 
without you.
I never wanted the whole world;
I just wanted you
and the earth to stop
spinning so much.
Between you and me,
There is the deep blue sea.
Between my heart and your lips
there are a thousand different reasons.
I look in the mirror
and the wrinkles are
deepening on my face.
I do not know this person
staring strangely back at me.
They are telling me on which
street corner I am allowed to stand;
that they have measured my pain
and proof read my confession.
Now the wet smell of the ocean 
is closing in on me
and I do not think I can
stay back this time.
Will you walk with me to the ocean front?
Will you hold my hand beside the shore?
Between earth and heaven
All our sins will be forgiven,
Between dawn and birth of a song
We shall fall in love again.

Details | Free verse | |



Walking on the shore of loneliness
Comfortable I sink my toes into the sands of life 
And feel its time squeeze through these toes.
Behind me I can see the footprints left
Now a single pair, marking the moist sand midst 
Pieces of polished glass and shells of my pain 
Smoothed by sand’s force to etch the edges’ 
Sharp piercing power.
I look to the future watching
The sun’s warmth dip
Into the sea of gradual darkness.
Then you, a wild wave crashes overhead
Enveloping me in your power
Swirling the sand away beneath me
Sweeping me from my valiant stance
Sucking me under into your passion’s tide.
Picking up long buried sharp shards of brokenness 
You pierce my vulnerability and I wash to the shore
Exposed and panting for air.  

Details | Free verse | |

My Heart Submitted To No One

My heart submitted to no one,
A completion of self with another was a fight to shame a proud mother
And still as the waves crash against the rocks, 
You sway against me, push upon me- rough and waylay 

My rough edges are flattened by the fire of your foam
Intriguing droplets- molecules of mental, murderous muse
I scream inside, delighted--affrighted, by your hearteous sight
Numbing the tingles that used to tantalize my mind

And still, I held on to what I was made for
To push away, to shy away, to stay...and to adore
A companion with no dominion upon a wafted shore

The sun often beats heavily on me when your tides are low
It is as if the love you so passionately offer is all for show
Only to descend into the sands of "NEVER LEAVE ME ALONE"

I bid a strong goodbye to the hardened, rough surface of my bind
It is time you see my smoother sides-- where the sun sets straight behind
For though you were rough against me and over me still...
Your calmer tides have scorched my pride and mellow-drained my will

My heart submitted to no one
Not even to God
Still in past tense do I blame the one and only sun
The sun that beat on me day by day with passion in its rays
Sets behind and still I'm blind to the hope of better days...

Details | Prose Poetry | |


"In the 1840s, two sisters fall in love with the same man.
                       While drunk, he writes a letter proposing marriage
                       to the wrong one."

My friend from New Zealand calls from Palm Beach
to tell me in her lovely down-under tones
that David, her husband of 40 years is gone.  
She'll go in August, that august month, to take home 
what's left of the hearty man who loved her--
admired me.  Ashes to ashes, earth to earth, 
dust to dust, or in the case of the precious 65% 
of the body, water, returned to water.

New Zealand, Yes! "Green Dolphin Street," old film 
of transport.  Lana Turner in her finest role. 
Van Heflin, concealing love for the bride sent-for 
in error--her inconsolable sister fleeing 
to the sea, whose incoming tide entrapped her. 
A rocky climb to safe haven with the holy women 
at the top of her washed-out world saved her.
Poor girl, first time an ocean ordered 
"Get thee to a nunnery!"

I have been a witness to the mysterious tide 
of Mont St. Michel's 'plein mer,' its glistening lip, gliding 
snake-like to reclaim what was solid, solid no more;
threaten feckless strollers struck with sea fever,
or a would-be bride in wrongful death.  Solid, this earth, 
as far as we know, "terra firma," yet terra agua 
summons us: the cobalt ocean of my childhood, 

a sparkling Paris fountain, its sibling in St.-Michael 
town, assorted rivers I have loved: Georgia's 
Chattahoochee, the fabled Seine, or the Flint River 
of family outings. These move the plasmic stream 
within, washing where the ashes of my brothers 
enrich the ocean.  David's destination, as he 
follows their lead, and Yes! I will join them 
when the tidal heart runs out.

                  for my brothers, George and Jim

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The Winds Of Love Part II

The winds of love are blowing strong with amorous emotion written with stars, the story unfolds with the world’s spinning motion it echoes through the canyons and tides the waves of oceans from sailor signs to poet rhymes a tale of love’s devotion

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Inhaling The Sea

Inhaling The Sea

I  found her walking the sandy shoreline
N othing on , naked and she was so fine
H eaven must have dropped this angel down
A s I felt the sea wrap us in a soft gown
L ove seared us together, never to ever part
I heard this vision whisper into my heart
N ever my love , never send my love away
G iving in to the sweetest taste of her play
T he sea sent aroma of its love flavor to me
H er smiles soon brought out this sweet plea 
E chantress please stay and marry this man
S he agreed if we both became loving sea fans
E ach morn walking there to face the rising sun
A vow to walk very slowly, enjoy life, never run


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Message Received

Verses you wrote, words never spoken,
doomed to the Atlantic Ocean’s floor;
veiled messages in bottles, broken,
never meant to reach my shore.

Years have passed, a youth held ransom,
assuring that we shall never meet;
captured by a warrior, handsome,
your prize of solitude, my defeat.

Love is the word you would write
upon the paper lining of your soul;
that you would offer me in spite,
access, under inviolable control.

Quietly crumbling when touched by hand,
rhythms contained within their beating;
endlessly shifting, words are the sand,
through fingers, slipping, lost now, the meaning.

I deny my sun to greet your moon; 
add hours of six for my teary vision
that sets upon your nights of gloom,
contemplating of me, your derision.

Each word is a note, each line a song,
I send, though my heart tells me better;
on the ocean’s mist, now carried along,
sealed not with cork, but love, this letter.

[Published in Before the Frost (2013) by Polar Expressions Publishing]

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he is my ocean

I release my spirit, the ocean, it takes over me like an unknown trust.
Like food to my soul, craves feeding my soul, like an unknown lust

As I sit on the shore, I feel the sand beneath me, I grasp in my hands and watch it sift 
Feeling it slide between my fingers, wanting to hold it and let go too…..

Mind with no sound, I stare into the ocean, how deep is the ocean? How far it extends?
Stealing my breath, arousing my emotions, bottomless, endless like it never ends

With certainty, the ocean comes strong to draw me in
I clench the sand in my fist, planting myself, NO No I wont give in!

Refusing to go, but the tide is so strong
I fight the tide, but my strength is gone
This ocean I have loved for so so long
Is now claiming my soul, my confusion is found

My heart beats, my emotions full of explosions
A perfect infatuation, seeing within the ocean

Floating like a high, I sense something is wrong
My ocean once fascinating, now singing a different song…..

How could I be a fool, thinking this was heaven sent
I should have grasped the sand that day, I should have never went

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Making Love Over The Cliff

            Making Love Over The Cliff

Edges of the wool blanket ripple
Wave on the breeze in the fever of the wind
A parade of plaid, reds greens and blue 
The lovers lay there for hours
Wrapped in warmth, in bliss, on the high mountain
There, on the jutting cliff edge, with their soft kisses
Out on the ledge overlooking the vast ocean
Yellow silk scarf beating on the woman’s flesh
Her red dress comes off suddenly on trembling fingers
Naked on the mountain top that sees a distant lighthouse
It watches back from out at sea
Cloaked in bright orange and green
One hungry yellow beaming eye of light
Spins day and night on open waves
Scanning for intruders on this mystery
Love in the afternoon is nice
It is the spice of life
Red wine leads into passion 
On the cliff on mountain top 

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Unrequited Moon

Your eyes cloak yearning and lust
Your dreams have all began to rust
Anything that you kiss turns to dust
If that doesn't kill them the silence must

If I was a fire you would be my oxygen
And your once silent heart talks again
Whispering for me to stay near
(Or that’s just what I want to hear)

You’re the masterpiece untold of a mystery that won’t unfold
You suffer a never-satisfied syndrome
And you’re an orphan to love that needs a home
You’re in a word cellar that needs a story teller

You’re a lock that needs a key, and a bird that needs a tree
You’re the night that needs a day, and a picture that won’t stay
You’re the sparkling treasure, pursued through the rotten moor
And you've tossed your old boyfriends in a forgotten drawer
Only to take them back out on snowy nights
To keep you warm under your golden lights

Deep in the sea you've said to be
And I see in the sea what mirrors me
Your lunar heart answers only to the ocean
Your gravitational pull sets me in motion
Your drifting moon thrusts me with it’s rays
And I swim further into your desirous waves

Sinking my every shuttle and ship too soon
Drowning in the ocean, to be with the moon

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To Sleep Naked With The Wolves

Those hazel eyes that pull back with the tide 
And come alive when submerged 
She had a witch’s way about her 
So spellbinding and lost 
with her jeans of the week 
dingy and dilapidated 
that spoke of wild nights 
being desired, and left desiring 
They fit so well with 
Her cross to bear 
her beautiful brown hair 
And the uninvited eyes it’d bring 
Lonesome was all she ever wanted 
On a sandy bluff somewhere 
Leaning into the wind 
In the arms of love’s memory 
It’s so much clearer when it’s gone 
To sing when no one’s listening 
To sleep naked with the wolves 
These are the things she needs

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Standing on the shore, A girl fully clothed with no shoes. Her eyes filled with great suffering.. .lost hope ensues. As she notices the water stretches as far as she can see, her hearts implore won't let her be. The sky changes color. First green to blue then gray. Much to her dismay her shattered emotions now egress. "The color gray, the color gray." her tears profess traveling down her face "Oh, why the color gray." A color so dark, so deep, still allowing you to see the depiction of sadness it brings. To the sky, in her heart, buried deep in her mind. In the sky is that feeling. A very isolated out-pour of a feeling.. a feeling she tryed so desperately deny. The tide, closing in. small foamed waves now landing at her feet. It's so cold, the water. Identical to her, how she feels, all she only knows now. Numbness. Weakness. and her defeated soul. Depleted ..A heart is now left with no beat. She reflects on the lost hope her broken heart tried to hide. Seeing within herself the damage it has done. "Love is it" she says in a soft whisper ".. love is it." The disturbance of the oceans song snatched her out of realization. As she listened to the water, as it forcefully emerges hitting the shore and it's rocks with all it's might, as she listened to the water cascade back towards the ocean only to return hitting harder. The ripples and waves. Uncontrolled, involunterily. She is relieved for the ocean is singing the same song. Her song.."Love is it" she mumbled. "It understands how I feel. It knows exactly what I am going through." She smiles. "Love is it. The beating of my heart, with pain constrained inside it. The utmost sadness. Blinded happiness and misguided hope." The heart lies beat-less... No more discursion: Her last thought before submerging her body deep into the depths of ocean. In acceptance. Drowning. No longer standing on the shore. A girl fully clothed with no shoes.

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i am not the ocean

I have absorbed all the tears
Which made the ocean bitter
Tears made no bitterness on my lips
Whereas ocean has turned saline 
I have gone through all those feelings 
Which raised hurricane in ocean
The foam of anger spread on its face
I am calm and cool
At every moment something dies inside me
I keep the dead inside with care 
It throws  all its dead out
There is a small difference in me and ocean
It lives alone 
I live in the sea of people

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One's head 
In the hands 
Sailing an ocean 
Of dreams 
I begin drawing 
The perfect picture 

Searching the horizon 
Waves of emotions 
Flow out 
to someone 
Playing a song 
An unsung melody 

Plays a tune 
From the 
deepest organ 
If I could 
buy you 
one world 
In giving 
to you 
My everything 

Romeo must bleed 
Flowing down 
Humbled ink 
From the deepest well 
on paper 
Poor but rich 
With love 

One soul 
See's far beyond 
All materials 
the next chapter 
It was never 
meant to be 

Feeling pain within 
Love painless 
Without hurt 
to the dark side 
Breaking heart 

Something of beauty 
Romeo he bleeds 
Juliet never saw 
His blood 
In the heart 
One of a flower 
Feelings for love 
Motions beautiful 

Always is forever 
Happier ever after 
of love 
Housed in dreams 
Two hearts 
one treasure 

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A Traveler's Story- Part 1

My first love will always be the sea
even though I know on shore a raven
haired beauty with a loving, warm heart
waits for me.

She offers me the comforts I need and 
her smell of lilacs, my heart to her it leads.
Her small hands each time waves good-bye
and without her knowing it, my heart deep
inside cries.

Happy to sea I may be, but I know someday
she'll grow tired of waiting for me. A Traveler
I may always be for my soul will forever belongs
to the sea.

There is only one thing she asked of me and it
was to promise to share my heart with her through
out eternity; This for her I can do, but to my first
love, she knows I will always be true.

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The Sea Blue Eyes II

There she is the false image standing quietly
She is just standing looking at a beautiful flower
She notices her passion of earthy desire
Something is happening she burst into the sun
I look up as her hands grasp my face
Her sea blue eyes gazed at me
Her warm hand and then a bright light blinded me
I went down on my knees and cried
The salty water dropped on to the ground 
I live by the ocean so deep
I do not know how to swim
By the thought of a beautiful look 
That made me shake
With fear in my head I saw those Sea Blue Eyes
I cannot restrain myself she burst into the sun
What is going on is it just the feeling of being left behind
She was a desire and now I have none
Driving nuts and insane what will I do
Believing such a image is a dream
I walk on the sand by the ocean with flowers in my hand
Raising it to the sky and trying my best to lure her
The image came close 
It pulled me into the ocean I was soaked
What a lonely human being I am
I grope the sky with such desire
I look pitiful and look anguished
What horrible feeling I have to pull the beauty that is nature down
The wind blew one day the image once more appeared
A young woman standing beside a flower with deep Sea Blue Eyes
Looked at me a glance of hope and happiness came
I reached for her and all of a sudden I fell into a deep sleep
Months past they had told me that I jump off a cliff 
They explained that the flower patch was by it
I realize heaven and earth cannot be reached with out a sacrifice
With meaningless thoughts I would wonder of to the cliff area
To see the ocean were it meets and ends
I was told a story long ago that the feelings of the ocean can seep into your soul
The trend of this story came shortly after some deaths
I was fooled the lady with the Sea Blue Eyes can manipulate anyone
Ladies and men, she is an illusion of the utmost desire
Blaming everyone human kind knowing they are lyres
The ghostly images that creeps everyone is oneself
Desire falls upon those who are lonely 
Believe of the unnatural becomes science
The Sea Blue Eyes is no lie cause they have been taking souls
Through century they have been taking souls for tolls
I stood once again near the ocean reaching to the sky
Lonely I was ready to disappear 
One day she not the lady of the sea it was the one I knew
I was blessed that day she embrace me 
I then fell into a slumber of bliss and desire
Now I just hear voices and I am paralyze down
A disappointment I was fooled once more by the Sea Blue Eyes 

To be continue.

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Sailing Across Imagination Ocean

Anything possible in thought
True love floating there
Anchored by unconditional devotion
Never ever drifting apart

Rough seas are life
Calm of her embrace
Still worth the trip
Only storm in eyes

Paradise island she offers
Never lonely with two
Lovers floating sweetly together
Holding each other's half

So I sail on
Unrelenting desire my wind
Needing ship
Wanting each other....destiny

Copyright © 2014 Robert William Gruhn - All Rights Reserved

"A poem to me is the essence of any thought,
Being built from its foundation into tower scraping sky.
It can fly like no other bird to places never seen,
Even spaceships can only dream of taking its place."

© 2014 Robert William Gruhn

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He Called Me Sunshine

The feel of his hand, the touch of his face 
It was all I could ask for and a warm embrace
His voice softly, and his eyes were mine
A gentle yet whisper he says sunshine
My heart thuds at the words so sincere and true
His coal eyes staring back at my ocean blue 
I stumble and ramble and start to say 
His finger touches my lips in a knowing way.

This night was cold and the windows of ice 
His warmth around me all would suffice 
I traced his face and ran through his hair
My soul to his and for us to share
Though night is brief and then to day 
So into his arms I think I shall stay 
Unfair had I thought love to be 
But he opened my heart and allowed me to see.

Yet our eternity can last only so 
We faded and melted as did the snow
His voice now stern and his eyes away
What more did we have, nothing to say
Our love that was his as it was mine 
I’ll never forget he called me sunshine
As water rushes my ocean blue 
To this day I know what we had was true.

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tsunami of love

though my blood flows like every man 
the love in my heart reaches out across the land 
though their minds visualize one or two 
i know my mind only sees you 
starting from the heart and pumping within 
like a tsunami in the ocean where the waves begin 
as the crest of the waves expands on the shore 
so is my love wanting your love more 
my love overflows like the rushing waves 
clearing the shore of the path it paves 
the flow of my heart runs deep like an ocean 
as the will of my actions reflect my emotions 
overwhelmed by my feelings and emotions that drowns 
caught by the under-toe that forces me down 
but the love in my heart conquers even the sea 
like the love that you have conquers even me

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She looks to me
with deep green ocean eyes.

The waters are calm
but storms lie ahead.

I swim anyways.

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Thoughts: On Nature of You

At dusk I wait for you, have waited
like the whisper of flies that are lost
on land and I am clutching the rails.
The wind is stronger than I, but my feet,
scarily, are becoming fixed
against the cold, deep stars.
They are drinking and speaking Portuguese
below and it's beautiful heard on water,
but in a different way, kind of
like a tale told over and over again
in an ancient language, or tonight
where our silence tells well of the living.
I wait for you, and laugh
at the thought of Parmenides on the sea.

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Damper Waves

Do you recall that hut beside the shore?
It shook at dawn, to rhythm toss of waves.
We lolled in cycle round of driven love,
so young and pure of heart, we teased in love
without a clue of caution sign on shore.
We failed to see how angry rose the waves,

reposed inside till swept to sea in waves.
Beset by fear without one thought of love,
we prayed the wind propel us back to shore.

Love's ardor drowns if shore's awash in waves.

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Fall for me, Love

If I could personify my heart
I would see a lost, young girl
though her face seems child like and naive
her eyes are wise and cautious, aware of the world.

She stands near the edge of a cliff
the frothy chilled ocean beneath her
confused and scared, she looks back
at the path that made her reconsider...

The trail through the trees is quiet
the gravel full of regret
the safe ground is fear and uncertainty
the gentle breeze, lonely and unable to forget.

She faces the ocean again,
preparing to make a wish with a token,
when she sees her lover, standing on a bridge below
with his strong arms wide open.

"Fall for me, Love," He shouts over the waves.
His love and smile are bright
"fall and I will catch you."
He patiently waits all day, all night.

"...And if you miss," She yells to him
"I will surely suffer," with sadness in her reply.
She gazes past him to the dark ocean
and relives past mistakes with a tear in her eye.

She's jumped this cliff before
fallen into past loves' strong hold.
More than once, she fell again
into the heartache filled ocean, so cold...

She feels the scars on her body, 
physical reminders of emotional pain.
The plunge into the cold isolation is horrible; 
unbearable is the desire to remain...

It takes courage and strength
to get out of the dark sea, 
climb up the cliff face again and again, 
to reach the plateau of numbness and safety.

"My love, I could never let you miss," he says.
" Don't you know the joy of your heart with mine, alive and on fire?
Burning like the sun, singing for me
with love in your eyes while you glow with desire?"

"My love, I am yours, from now until forever.
Have faith that my heart is true.
After all, when I fell, you caught me.
Now jump, sweet love, and let me catch you."

If I could personify my heart, 
I would see a woman filled with love, hope, and charm
running towards the edge at full speed
and smiling like the sun as she jumped into his arms.


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Titanic Letters contest

I write this poem from my heart
As I set off on my fresh new start
A woman of the age of nineteen
Leaving her family for this American dream
With just this napkin and worn out ink
I rest this night under Gods eyes and think
Of all that I am leaving behind
To make sure my little boy and I will be just fine
The ticket cost more than we could afford
But while the captain said "all aboard"
I knew it was my last chance to truly live
And have a chance to someday give
These little hands the ability to play
Lord give us strength is what I pray
From nine to two im committed to dine
On deck with musical fingers that chime
Then again at six for dinner time
Seriate this ship while they enjoy evening wine
Though they will make money off me
My only song and melody
Will sound across the ocean floor
Free at last my wings shall finally soar
And when he’s older he will understand
A mother’s love and faithful hands
Directed his destiny to new borders
While voyaging on still waters
When he’s grown he will know no lack
For all his wealth will be in tact
I end this write until part two
My payment now I must pursue,
Day three on this exquisite sea
The people have been quite nice to me
They house me and my angel all for free
While I keep playing so eloquently
I know we will soon be there
A man offered us to stay in his care
All if I will teach his wife
To dance on zebra keys with abundent life
The lavish life I can plainly see
Never again will we feel pity,
Why are people screaming upstairs?
Ill finish my line for down here I’m unaware
This poem I keep sown in his pocket
For my son you will look back and it will be your cherished locket...

I sit here and look at all my land,
I wish for a moment I was still in your hands,
Dear mother you sacrificed your life for me,
That night our ship of dreams lost its identity,
Now grown and wise,
With your gental green eyes,
This piece of you is all I got,
As I write, my stomach is in knots,
Even though I was only two,
I remember all that you went through,
Wrapping me in a little tote,
Slipping me in that safety boat,
For many had to stay on deck,
While the ocean engulfed that wreck,
And only the rich could really survive,
Dear mother I was your wealth that’s how you kept me alive,
You have never left my sleeves,
I keep your words sown as part of me,
I know that you’re playing For God and all his angelic bliss
I end this journal entry with a cherished kiss.

By; Sabina Nicole
Titanic contest

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A Drop

A droplet that falls in the ocean 
You are the reason I move in this crazed motion
Dry the broken eyes 
And I will be here to listen as your heart cries 
Sigh to me and I can do it too but what good would it do
All I want 
Is for you to hear my hearts
And to depict a meaning 
Singing to my every being 
With just a drop in an ocean but your one out of a million I have chosen
Closing in to a life embrace 
I notice the smile in your eyes 
And red across your face 
You have been misplaced in a world with evil
And a raging fire that storms ever deeper
But some how I have found a keeper 
From just a drop of due upon a morning day 
Please hold me in every way and keep these things at bay 
Sway with me as we move in the universe 
I will take one step first 
Nothing could make me love you or submerge my soul deeper
Seeping steeper into the thing I once called human 
But beauty has its way of showing a perfect creature 
A drop in an ocean 
Or a pouring water fall
To a fire that burns forever 
Swallow me again and again 
Envelope me with a word of love 
So in love am I 
That I wonder why 
A piece of gods heart
Is doing on a barren desert land 
And here 
I have found a crystallized form of sand 
That brings me to riches 
Souls among this prize are on high demand 
So I will voice to you with bands of heavens light 
Trying to strike a key 
To make myself know
To a beauty or an aphrodite clone 
Lone me more passion or a heart to love 
Because in no way can I do what you have done to the world 
With a smile one more time 
You will make my heart explode
Like a drop in an ocean 
The reason I hold you among the stars
And the reason my heart is rightfully yours

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If there is love
lend me a drop
and allow it to explode
into this Ocean within...
Spare me an Ocean of love 
Where I can drown and be myself no more...
...and I'll return it to you tenfold

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An aquarium to my hope

Your eyes are deep oceans
Of eternal devotion
Of intense emotion
Of pure passion
Of mystery and danger
Of insight and wonder
That inundated my heart
And baptised my soul
In everlasting love

Your tears are crushing waves
Of a fragile heart
Of a single truth
Of an unbroken trust
Of a powerful thrust
That leads me to you like a wishing well
Here my thirst for a confession to tell
My love for you to rekindle

Your eyes are crystal balls
To all my future fortune
To a life of happiness
A reflection of tenderness
A mirror to my success
To a life of richness in all respects

They are a turbulent waterfalls
Of love overflowing
Of romance ever flowing
In them I drown
Lost without shape
An aquarium to my hope

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This vast ocean is streching beyond my horizons

this ocean is a dark storm filled hell

My sorrowful waters contain hordes of demons

waiting to pull me down and drown me within its vast emptiness

This ocean will hide me even from my loving angel

who is seeking to free me from its violent grasp

I must survive this frozen place to be reunited with my angel

for i must protect her fragile heart from this evil place

My sorrowfull ocean is forever stretching

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A Warm Mist

It is that of your body next to mine as if it was from an ocean spray of mist                     
with warmth in mind. 
As if it was of a hearts desire to feel that of a delicate rose silk flower. 
To know of it’s elegance and beauty, only to smell and taste that 
of a warm mist of beauty. 
To lay with something of such curves of standing would make one’s heart                        
race for a Winston Cup standing. 
That in heaven he has found one of out standing, which brings a warm mist about.            
Not of eyes but of heart instead, that to love one would be like heaven instead.               
That it’s like a dream come true to have you.                                                                
That in all I know, not only have I got beauty instead but 
I’ve got that of heart because you got mine instead. 
Just a thought of you is a warm mist to me but to be next to you would be an ocean breeze. 
Filled with that of a sunshine breeze but with that of a cooling mist. 
That in my heart plays the mist of time and that’s you here with me in time. 
And us making loving like it was going out of style.                                                          
As I feel that of your passion unfold and become that of a warm mist heart. 
All wrapped up in nothing but skin as I taste that of your juices drip in. 
As we involve our bodies in that of a warm mist spring and we sweat like its rain. 
It is that of the rain that makes the mist, as that ocean wave blows at a twist. 
You can see the colors for miles, that to which is the bottom side of that ocean wave. 
That like you, its beauty shines through; that with every wave is a warm mist 
blown through. 
That I know I have caught the biggest wave because with you, 
there’s a beauty blown my way.
And in my heart I think of us laid on a beach this day, with nothing but                             
the wind and a warm mist spray..

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Sea of confusion

Have you ever directed your attention to the sea? 
How unassuming she seems to be! 
Gently she laps back and forth, 
Unimaginable is her depth!  

Till! Suddenly! 
She seems to have been angered, 
Some invisible force has caused her, fury! 
She rages, unwilling, unable to be quietened, 
Then, just as suddenly, Silence! 

I would liken us, too, that sea. 
For we are inconsistent, just like she, 
Prone to sudden actions. 
Long spells of calm appreciation,
Under the surface reside, rage and fire.

Till something, we know not what, 
Sparks that fire under the surface. 
Then we rage for a time, unchecked! 
Then rest peacefully, the rage, momentarily quietened. 

We are unassuming, just as she. 
No one on face value would guess our fury. 
A mask of deceit we wear, just as confidently as she. 
A mask of unchecked power! 

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Lonely space traveler

I sunbathed on the surface of mercury. 
I windsailed on the sand dunes of mars. 
I gazed upon venus and from my memory. 
It was the most lovely by far, but that 
was until the day I saw you, 
from across the universe. I couldn't help 
notice how beautiful was your blue, 
and that's all it was worth. 
   and I like to fly far away from here. 
across the galaxy to be within your 
atmosphere. Whoa, time is just an ocean 
that i'll brave to sail. 
For a chance to say hello to you. 
I bid farewell. 

   Raindrops are falling on my head 
as I rest on a lonely world that lies 
between us. But don't think for a second 
that I've been mislead. If you look out you'll 
see me riding on the back of pegasus, and a 
million years i'll still be on my way. So don't 
dare try to say it's all a lie, because if you're 
willing wait then baby marked this day until 
the day you see me streaking through your sky. 

   and I like to fly far away from here. 
across the galaxy to be within your 
atmosphere. Whoa, time is just an ocean 
that i'll brave to sail. 
For a chance to say hello to you. 
I bid farewell

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writer for a day

i was a writer for a day, a joker clumsily gifted who became a criminal in the home town of time, with words propelled by infatuation, they spoke. 

i was a writer for a day, through the  keyhole of remembrance, a muse's fuse flickered, the dawning of the end was surely planted, contrasting hooks and flowing locks, a jester does not lie, he can only joke. 

i was a writer for a day, until those connected painted pictures of a troll singing glitter laden lyrics, suggesting the lack of a soul, then eyes that'd never met filled with hours of painful regret, and soured hope. 

i was a writer for a day, more or less discovered a brand new ocean, sans rudder, failing direction, investing hope in cosmic waves of emotion, walking imaginations plank, something broke. 

i was a writer for a day, elephants, monkeys and me captain albatross, sailing the seas of the land of delete, golden sands perfect isles with an unimaginable beautiful smile, secured by loves golden rope.  

i was a writer for a day, basking in the setting sun, whose passion was second to none, whose admiration for la luna's perfection only eclipsed by the ticking hands of reality, stung by a scorpion horoscope. 

i was a writer for a day  -


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Birthdays come but once a year
A day we celebrate, a day to cheer
We all know the day we're born and our age
For birthdays bring us joy or change of stage

The day I celebrated my fourty-ninth year
On the other side of the world fear
Horror for a young girl named Heather
Who was swimming in ocean waters from boat tethered

Swimming around the ocean deep 
Working up an appetitate for something to eat
Was a great white shark fourteen feet, whopper
Jaws powerful enough to bite through copper

At home I thought I had turned fifty
I figured this year would be very nifty
My father who was in his nineties
Reminded me that I was only fourty-ninty

In a land way down yonder
A girl named Heather was pulled under
Great white figured she was good meat
Nice and tender a very tasty treat

A girl named Heather was saved
That very day lived to be one to praise
People who worked to keep her alive
She praised God who lives in hearts and on high

Sara lived many years
Saw her grandsons through tears
She was the strength and glue
Who saw her family's problems through

Just in recent years in a land down under
A fourteen foot great white shark did blunder
Caught in a fisherman's net
He'll probably live this mistake regret

No, the fisherman cuts the lines
Frees his catch and shark from bind
Now the shark he named Cindy
Follows him around even when windy

Follows him everywhere he goes
Let's him pet her on her nose
Rub her belly and dorsal fin
She even grunts and tries to grin

Which of these do you think is the most grateful
Heather who is now disable
The shark who was spared his life
Or Sara the mother, grandmother, and wife

(The story about Heather is true. The shark circled and bit her right leg.  Then circled and 
grabbed her left leg.  The people on the boat were hitting the shark and try to pull her into 
the boat and the shark took her whole left leg off.  She was only attended by a nurse who 
was on the boat and radioed a doctor on shore as to what to do.  She was 20 hours away 
from the nearest doctor.  She was lifeflighted to a hospital in California where she had to 
have multiple surgeries and now has an artificial leg.     The story about the shark caught in 
a fisherman's net was really not true.  The grandmother here was a true story.)

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Greatest Treasure

                                                Love is like the rain that splashes to earth,
                                                just comes whenever but has great worth;
                                                to the ground it falls and runs to the brook,
                                                then it scrambles to the stream as a new look;
                                                the stream becomes a river so gallant and wide,
                                                then on to the ocean where the big ships ride;
                                                from the ocean it rises back to the skies,
                                                as it continues it's cycle it becomes our prize;
                                                just as love starts with a friendly handshake,
                                                in the beginning  the direction friends take;
                                                from friends it advances to being puppy love,
                                                after a while, it becomes all you can think of;
                                                then as the bodies mingle in romantic pleasure,
                                                your love becomes the worlds greatest treasure.

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Like the Waves on the Ocean

 Like the Waves on the Ocean 
the waves on the ocean, that is what its like to have the love of Christ. It never ends Just like the waves on the ocean.
His love is like breaking waves against the walls of our heart.
Racing to save us he is trying to tell us his love is forever, like the never-ending waves of the ocean that ‘s looking for dry land. His love will strengthen our faith, love given us joy, peace. like waves on the ocean softly rushes to tough the sand. Jesus is rushing to save our souls.
So feel the waves of the ocean and let God guide you to the sands of eternity heaven holy land  

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Washed Up

Where the Jester lies
beaten against the cold shore,
the Queen of Hearts sings.

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What If I Can't Forget?

if love was so mouth refreshing,
why must the sky tell me 'you better forget it'
we've angered at each other like as if our hearts were torches,
we have shared our drinks from the corner store we once had,
and you keep whispering in my ear 'you're living in the past',
if mistakes weren't so easy to make,
deep inside the core of my throat, i'd know i'd be perfect,
the lost loner dreams at the top hill and prays on his knees,
the last lover never dreamed a day in his life,
he only hears the voice of her saying 'you'll never see me'

so what if i never see you again?
i'll drown my lips into the ocean because they were once kissed by you,
i'll throw a balloon in the sky tied with poems that i never got to tell you,
but i'll never let it pop because if i do,
i know i'd cry century's for you to give me a second chance,
so what if i can't forget you?
i'll drown my lips into the ocean because they were once kissed bye you,
i'll throw a balloon in the sky tied with poems that i never got to give you,

ah, so what if i end up with no heart?
because you've kept it within yours for years,
so don't give up on me even if you're not here to stay,
we've spent last night and that day,
and forever more you'll be here to kiss my lips,
but yet, on the tip of my tongue i have the sense you forgot about me,
so that kiss won't be the same ever again,

you've said our destiny was written in our stone,
now i'm laying in my cadaver with only one bone,

so what if i never see you again?
i'll drown my lips into the ocean because they were once kissed by you,
i'll throw a balloon in the sky tied with poems that i never got to tell you,
but i'll never let it pop because if i do,
i know i'd cry century's for you to give me a second chance,
so what if i can't forget you?
i'll drown my lips into the ocean because they were once kissed bye you,
i'll throw a balloon in the sky tied with poems that i never got to give you,
now i love you.

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Love Within A Storm

We made love within a storm
In the midst of passion and mayhem
Somewhere, somehow love is in the air
In the eye of the storm
The ocean waves bangs against the surface
As our friendship was set on hold
Didn’t expect this, didn’t expect it to be me and you
But as the rain pour harder
I feel myself hard in you
As the storm passes
The ocean is calm
Our friendship is back to normal
But I’ll never forget
We made love within a storm

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Castle Heartstone sank into the mists of magic 
The Princess of Magic, spell cast 
For one day, 
we shall return 
When Faeries can play 
When The Wise Ways, 
will always last.. 

Our enemies will never have.. 
What lies in our hearts 
Wonderful things 
Magic, love 
The colour of the seasons 
What it brings.. 

Masts creaked, 
sails held strong 
A fair wind 
for the Heartstone throng 

The Four Kings, 
having command of the ships 
The Princes, 
the navigators 
for they encircled the world in wind 
Queens, for strength 
Princesses, for love and laughter 
Faeries for, joy 

An ocean , so blue 
Its' light reflected in the Heartstone 
Brilliant fire, 
felt in the hearts of many too 

The night, so clear 
You could touch a star 
The Faeries brought one to light the way 
For, Faeries can, at play 
Illuminate their hearts, 
to all those they hold dear 

Such a Tapestry of Stars 
Only a Faerie could weave 
For, they left the world 
Such hearts , grieve 

Soon, the land disappeared from view 
Masts creaked 
Sails held strong 
A sense of something new... 

The Castle was gone... 
Disappeared by the Princess of Magic 
Its' beauty not to be despoiled 
by those they had foiled 

Hidden in the mists of  Magic 
Castle Heartstone, lost in our memories 
such thoughts detected 
on an ocean , so blue 
in its' light 
feelings reflected 

A King , cannot stop the sea 
Storms blew 
The ships held fast, 
for such things never last 

Beautiful treasures were not left behind 
The Heartstone 
The Tapestries 
The Book of the Wise Ways 
Seeds from the Whispering Trees 
Water from the Stream of Sighs 
The memories you can find, 
for you are not alone 

The Eagles of Heartstone, 
came too 
Upon golden wings, they flew 
High up, above 
The ocean , so blue 

The Swords of the Knights, 
were brought too 
Faerie magic, sometimes not enough, 
to stop an enemies bluff 

The ships were filled with song 
The beginning of the end.. 
The end of the beginning.. 
Hope and love, 
in the hearts of this happy throng 

Days filled with golden sun, 
a little rain too 
Upon oceans of blue 

Each day 
The king of air launched the Eagles 
They soared high, 
to find the land 
that was meant... 
For, magic cannot die

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sleepless dream

Sometimes when I close my eyes
I see us holding hands.
We head along the ocean shore,
were walking in the sand.
We lay down by the water
and I have you in my arms.
We lay until the sunset ends
and then we watch the stars.
Your head is on my shoulder
as you lay in my embrace.
You're humming softly as the moon
illuminates your face.
I whisper then a silent prayer
while looking to the sky.
"Lord please don't let this moment end,
please keep her by my side.".
I hold you until you fall asleep
and then the stars are gone.
The darkness of the night becomes
the morning light of dawn.
Awakened by the crashing waves,
I gently take your hand.
We head along the ocean shore, 
were walking in the sand.

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The Couch Doesn't Pull Out

Walking a plank into a miserable ocean of loneliness
Not knowing how to feel the earth beneath my feet
The learning process was long and unstable
I couldn’t hear the voices of reason
My conscience not capable of such logic
You told me not to fear
You taught me how bleed
I pitter pattered throughout your heart without doubt
You pitter pattered to another’s 
Sadly caught, you tried redemption
I sought revenge
Killing myself by allowing your presence
Slowly pulling the trigger held to my head
Easing into the gunshot
Like valium filling my filthy mind
Cupid’s arrow surely missed the mark
You can’t stay here tonight
My arms tight with stroke
Jesus surely would not allow such madness
Religious free and full of angst
Whether drowning in the ocean or absorbing the shot
Worthiness shall only be measured by my heart.

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My "You"

Name the ocean and I’ll swim to you
The sacrifice of love would be worth it, it’s true
I cannot imagine life without my “You”
Death would be a better an alternative, than starting anew

But the ocean I fail to swim across
Is falling out of love, which leaves me at a loss
My “You” is gone and the image of her
The one thing I long for, the image I would refer

I am lost and I cannot find me, 
My emotions are scrambled, I feel like I cannot see
I want to love, to be happy; is that too much to ask?
But this ocean I drown, I cannot swim, I cannot complete the task

Help me, give me my “You” back to me
Just on more time, and I can die happy

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Falling through the cracks

Hold your head high
Strut, don't just walk
Smile your damn smile
Cause I hope you're proud
Look at what you've done
Messed with my heart
Made the disaster I've become
Congratulations you've torn this life apart
Congratulations you broke my heart

I've cried enough to fill the Nile
You've ruined me
There's no point in denial
I can't help but think of how you gave up on me to be with her
My insides splinter
All I asked for was just to belong to you
Do you even care what you're putting me through

Yet I still love you
An ocean of hopeless emotion
Stand up and be proud
You're the first guy to tear me down
No, don't apologize
I just don't care
What's done is done
My life is never going to be fair

Caught in the eye of the storm
A grey blur of the world around me
Falling through the cracks
Don't care about life enough to get back

Hold your head high
Cause I hope you're proud
Look at what you've done
Messed with my heart
Made the disaster I've become
Congratulations you've torn this life apart
Congratulations you broke my heart

Yet I still love you
An ocean of hopeless emotion
Stand up and be proud
You're the first guy to tear me down
No, don't apologize
I just don't care
What's done is done
My life is never going to be fair

Caught in the eye of the storm
A grey blur of the world around me
Falling through the cracks
Don't care about life enough to get back

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Never-Never Land

I stare out into this huge blue Sea,
And the waves, well, they just carry me.
My mind drifts so far away,
Because the Ocean is where I lay!
I’m off to never-never land once again,
So take my hand and let this journey begin!
I listen carefully to the Oceans roar,
The waves, well they just help me soar.
My mind relaxes with my day,
Because the Ocean is where I always lay!
I’m off to never-never land on a hunch for so much more,
So take my hand and let’s find new places we can both explore!
I can see blue water with big fluffy white rolls,
Waves, well they just capture my entire soul.
My mind just helpless with my day,
Well, it is the Ocean where I lay!
Off in never-never land I can always see,
A gigantic Ocean covering over me!
Far away in never-never land near the Ocean is where I always lay.
Lifeless in the sand is where I’ll always be.
So take my hand and be lifeless with me in the sand.
Together, just you and me on our journey to never-never land,
Just lifeless in the sand, together you and I and always we’ll be hand in hand!

© Copyright: 1997  Ann Rich

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Ripples in the Sea

When I see this Moon and gaze deep into the stars,
My mind wanders as I search for where you are.
Looking up, looking down, this enormous Sea is where I can now be found.
Standing alone at the Ocean’s edge and hearing its roar,
My heart pounds and aches for so much more.
Gazing deeper and deeper out into this vast blue Sea,
I can gather myself with this soul that was given to me.
Ripples in the Sea are all that my eyes can see.
One by one they collide with force to touch what was given to me.
Infinity with the depths of this Sea, 
This is what the Moonlit Ocean conveys to the truth inside of me.
Standing alone and afar from the depths of this Sea,
Ripple by ripple captures the every breath that I have inside of me.
Oh how they carry every single thought away from the insides of me!
Reflections of our Moon spread across this glimmering Sea.
Endless and endless ripples!
This vision I know I will forever see!
I hold my breath and carry a true smile, 
Searching for that last ripple to reach its hundredth mile.
Alone I stand at the edge of this Sea, 
The depth of this Ocean covers over me.
I wonder and wonder can I truly hold what was given to me?
So if ever in search for that which you know you believe,
Please remember that I left me standing with the ripples in the Sea.
One by one they collide crashing directly into me.
I stand with a force that was given just for this person that lives inside of me.
Come to me! Please touch what is on the inside of me!
Feel what has been given just for the love of me!
So if ever in doubt for that which you truly know you believe,
Look deeper and deeper out into this incredible huge Sea.
The ripples one by one know you will believe.
They touch, they feel, they hear what is left standing out by the Sea,
And that my friend is the life that God had already chosen for the soul that lives inside of me.

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A falling silent sky
And upside down, in this sky I cry
Broken rules as all silence screams
The air is thin, is this but a dream?

A glowing distant star
It comes so close, but its warmth is far
Moonlight recites painful rhyme
In space I breathe, but choke all the time

A fading planet of blue
The ocean all, reminds me of you
With such delight I feel the sun
Reflects the earth, as I am undone

Solace of my disease
That I can see, but never reprieve
Creature of mine so peaceful here
The blackest hole becoming so clear

Burning in bitter night
The webs of pain have made darkness bright
So close to death and drifting alone
I have become the faded unknown

A glowing distant star
The warmth has scorched, now it’s not so far
The scattered night silencing fear
Now thoughts of you; the ocean so clear

Swimming in currents of light
The reflecting stars charting my flight
My tears reclaim the need for your love
Just take me home, with all space above

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Once upon a happy day
a robin sang a tune
of flowers, trees, and ocean breeze
and warm midsummer's moon
As Robin sang, the day grew long
and noon turned into eve...
clear notes fell last on shadowed grass,
but 'fore he took his leave
he turned to face the setting sun
and spread his wings out wide-
to moon and sun, to past and to-come,
to salt-kissed ocean starlight.
When bird took wing on humid air
the sand breathed in his song
And as he flew o'er waters blue
waves smiled and sang along.

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To my mother

When I was youthfull…young
I had peers that are wayward…wrong
but her wealthy words made me steady… strong
Now I’m old… not tempted by the tales of throng

My mom told me to stay and never sway
Even if I am worldly, weary … wicked way;
In the sun and rain…naughty night or darling day
She taught me to know the time to play and pray

She has taught me never to fear or frown
Even if the scorching sun makes me dry… down
In the ocean of life, I feel I am going to drown
But I come out as pure gold…the talk of the town

My mother, my tender home when I was fragile
Thy balm and boobs blessed me till I was agile
You gave everything you’ve got…going the extra mile
Now I live a life that’s worthwhile…I sail and smile

When I was youthfull…young
I had peers that are wayward…wrong
but her wealthy words made me steady… strong
Now I’m old… not tempted by the tales of throng

My mom told me to stay and never sway
Even if I am worldly, weary … wicked way;
In the sun and rain…naughty night or darling day
She taught me to know the time to play and pray

She has taught me never to fear or frown
Even if the scorching sun makes me dry… down
In the ocean of life, I feel I am going to drown
But I come out as pure gold…the talk of the town

My mother, my tender home when I was fragile
Thy balm and boobs blessed me till I was agile
You gave everything you’ve got…going the extra mile
Now I live a life that’s worthwhile…I sail and smile

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Sweet mother

Mama! Mama! Mama! Oh mama!
In love you clothed me. 
In hunger you feed me.
When rain fall you cover me.
In sun you shade me.
Your song of life inspires my feeling. 
I grew in your deep sense of feelings for me, 
and sung in your well of affection.
I slept in your prayers. 
And wake everyday in your love.
With love your rainfall,
causing a deep ocean of encouragement.
I am lost in your love for me,
and found in your desires for my excellence. 
Mama! I know your wish for me. 
And what you want me become.
I believe in your ocean full of encouragement,
and sunk by your showers of motivations.
What more do I need from you Mama?
What more? Thank you Mama. Thank you.
But just wait! Wait! Just wait!
And see what you have made me become.

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I cryed when you

                                            I cryed when you denyed me as your girl.
                                            I cryed when you said that you don't love me or lkie me no 
more.                                    I cryed when you cheated on me with your ex- girlfriend who 
did you wrong.                        I cryed when you  said stop calling you I don't want you no 
more leave me alone.              I cryed when  you  I let you get me all fired up with 
anger,confusion,haterness, along with mistreated by you.  i cryed when you said I'm sorry I 
feel like a lilttel reihana, and your chris brown. except the fact that you didn't lay a hand on 
me. Yet I cryed when you told me that you love me how am I suppoes to beleive you when 
you made me cry. i cryed a river over the phone to my friends  who told me that I can do a 
whole much better with out you.  And I cryed an ocean as big as the atlalatinc ocean letting it 
all out. I cryed when I was in pain of the fact that you  I thought would be differnt from rest 
my true love. Will never have hurt be as bad as you did and I'm thinking to myself why am I 
still with you. And I realize that I have these unique along with strong feelings for you this 
must be crazy love. or I must  really like you alot to put up with your stuff  man I do like you 

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Islands in the Sea

Sitting here i realize
you've always been my paradise
your love for me
has been my island in the sea

Like an ocean breeze
that cools me down
relaxes me without a sound
I know your love 
will always be around

You opened up your heart to me
for all the world to see
your love is forever, for eternity
you'll always be my paradise
an ocean breeze
my island in the sea

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Sad Hope

I stand here alone bare feet on this beach,
waiting for the next wave of love to sweep me off my feet.

I've seen my heart dropped from the sky and shattered into 1000 pieces,
and in each 1000th piece of my heart, lingering pain increases

This ocean was made by my tears so murky and unclear,
i've cried a lifetime's worth all in less than half a year.

So battered and beatened yet i still stand, heart still bleeding,
I would kneel on my knees, cry another lifetime, praying and pleading,

For your palm against mine, and another stance with you by my side,
giving me life again and changing my dark ocean to clear loving tides.

If each grain of sand represents the days until you're with me,
then i will count each grain and wait every day, on my knees...

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A Love Song

My ocean heart runs deep for your love’s true.
If not you, then who would I give it to?
My love for you grows deep like roots of trees.
If it weren’t for you, then who would love me?
For my heart pangs when you are not around. 
And within it echoes love's yearning sound.
You my dear, are a lovebird flying by.
And bring color to my black and white sky.
Your smile is like the sun's rays shinning bright.
Your figure beckons unto me this night.
Must I dive into your ocean of love?
To be caressed by the grasp of your hug.
   Why do the feelings of love seem so wrong?
   To my other half this is a love song.

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My Walk With God

Clouds roll by and the rains come down
In the distance, lightening, rolling thunder.
Around me I see ... Nature ...Perfection,
Tended, beautified by Gods direction!

He smiles with love and pleasure to see,
Exquisite joy and life, happy and carefree.
The happy moments in life are few,I know,
Twas by His grace I enjoyed the show!

Oft times, my heart is heavy and I have't
the will to hum a song,
He gives me strength and courage, then I
Move right along!
To my garden, filled with plants, flowers
Rocks and trees.
I am surrounded by beauty and many memories!

He and I often walk along the ocean waters edge,
Peace and tranquility, ocean and sand meet.
Waves, frothy and white, break cool on my feet.

How very small I am, compared to the universe.
Wondrous creations, life under skies of blue,
Mysterious, marvelous wonders, our God can do!

At the ocean,vast and wide,I know who I am.
I am at peace,feet and toes sifting in sand,
I close my eyes, rest on Him, enjoy my space,
In this place and at this time, I am here
By Gods Love and Grace!

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To G O D Be the GLORY

As I walked through the ‘PEARLY GATES” and saw :LENORE on the far shore
Waving exuberantly, running atop the Aqua Blue, tranquil “ Ocean of Heaven “
Running toward me:  long Auburn hair flowing : Jade green eyes, Sparkling
My HEART leaps as I too run atop the Aqua Blue, tranquil  “ Ocean of Heaven “
Our arms wide open, gliding towards Togetherness, a Oneness with G O D
We Embrace, a Brilliant Heavenly LIGHT explodes: Cascading o’er the Universe
The Saints, Angels and Arch-Angels singing Exaltations to the Almighty G O D
Hymns becomes whispers LENORE and I ENTWINE, Her warmth Radiates
Our Kiss erases a Lifetime of Sorrow pain agony LONELINESS for all ETERNITY
              WE become one entity with the FATHER, SON, HOLY SPIRIT
           THANK-YOU G O D  for YOUR Agape Love for L E N O R E and  I
                               Blessings to all living in an Earthly REALM

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A Message In A Bottle

If i was to place a message in a bottle tossing it in to the ocean of blue
Would you look down from heaven and know this message is for you
If the oceans wave carried it to a far sandy shore
Would you soar down to get it knowing who it was for
Or would the ocean gobble it up for it never to be seen 
Like it had never existed but only in a dream
Would it just drift on to never find an end 
Or come across a soul that has a heart that needs to mend
Would it be the hard pull caught on the end of a hook
Or would it become just words with the meaning over looked
I need to ask these questions to know what to write
So i can put it in the bottle placing the lid on tight
For if it reaches you darling i would have these words to say 
I am lonely without you i miss you everyday
And if it reaches a soul that has a heart that needs to mend
I am sorry your hearts been broken a hug to you i send
If it becomes a journey and its end is never known 
Than somewhere drifting is a message and the ocean is its home

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kissing you

I walk by the ocean and look at night
I keep wondering who is watching me
When I look at the night sky,
I see your face with stars shinning like your smile.
When I feel the wind blowing,
I can feel that you are holding me tight.
When I look at the bright moon,
I make a wish to see thy face.
When I hear tides from the ocean,
I feel like your reading your poems to me.
When I have a red rose on the side of me,
It is like seeing your kind gentle heart.
When I am talking to the ocean,
I am actually taking to you.
I do not worry much when I am at the ocean with a red rose.
Because when I kiss the rose,
I’m actually kissing you

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keeping you in my heart

You touch the water and make it glow.
I listen to your soft voice and it makes my heart flow.
You hold me tight so you protect me.
I hold you tight so I protect you.
I can feel a soul in you.
Your soul is light as a white feather.
You are the night sky that watches over me.
The stars shine bright just as your eyes.
I never want to lose your love.
It will always shine bright just like the sun.
So, I shall not forget thee.
I want you to hold me tight just once more.
Though, I will be keeping you in my heart.........
Kissing you 
I walk by the ocean and look at night
I keep wondering who is watching me
When I look at the night sky,
I see your face with stars shinning like your smile.
When I feel the wind blowing,
I can feel that you are holding me tight.
When I look at the bright moon,
I make a wish to see thy face.
When I hear tides from the ocean,
I feel like your reading your poems to me.
When I have a red rose on the side of me,
It is like seeing your kind gentle heart.
When I am talking to the ocean,
I am actually taking to you.
I do not worry much when I am at the ocean with a red rose.
Because when I kiss the rose,
I’m actually kissing you

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I remember the days of youth. Sitting on the golden sand watching the waves come and go 
as they please. Feeling the ocean breeze wash over my skin.
I remember the days when we were so carefree. Building sandcastles with motes flowing 
around the mounds of sand. Listening to the seagulls fly overhead.
I remember the nights when i would lay next to you and we would count the stars in the 
lightly lit sky. Smelling that saltly ocean scent in the air.
I remember the late hours we spent just paddling our feet in the chilled water. Watching 
the sun slowly fade below the horizon. 
I remember all those moments we use to share there on that beach. Feeling as if time was 
all that we had.
I remember now what i remembered then as if it were only yesterday again.