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I Will Return

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Below is the poem entitled I Will Return which was written by poet Sheena Slootweg-Langkjar. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I Will Return

There I was
Sitting, with my eyes closed and my back against
The cold, strong, gritty, bare rock.
That felt powerful with the inborn energy of the earth
The cool ocean breeze ruffled my hair
Tickling my scalp and cheek as thin strands
Whisked their way around me
Like feathers brushing against skin

I sat quietly, listening to 
The sounds all around me
The crashing of the ocean waves
The chirping of crickets 
In the long meadowish grass below.
The birds wings pounding at the air
Lifting them high above me
Into the clouds

I breathe in deeply
Inhaling as the wind sweeps by
I can taste the salt in the air
It is calming and brings back 
Memories of times past
But it also brings a sharpness
A change in the winds
A storm is coming

I open my eyes and look around
I see the waves on the ocean becoming larger
The trees are starting to sway with the wind
I look up and the white puffy clouds 
That were there earlier have turned
Black, gray, dark, and ominous
It is time to go home

I sigh and turn towards my home
It is too soon
I want to stay and feel the peacefulness
Of the waves lapping on the shore
The wind ruffling my hair
The taste of the salt
And the sight of the ocean
But I will come back 
Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow
But I will return.


Place: 7th!!
Contest: Come To Your Senses
Sponsor: Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 1/12/2012 9:03:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Debbie Guzzi's "Come to Your Senses" contest Sheena. Love, Carol

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    Date: 1/12/2012 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your comments! I really appreciate hearing all criticism and opinions!!
  1. Date: 1/12/2012 8:43:00 AM
    I felt like I was sitting there with you. Nicely done. Very descriptive. Congratulations Sheena

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 5:46:00 AM
    Congratulations Sheena I don't really like free verse but this is good.. well done. x

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 9:50:00 PM
    CONGRATS SHEENA ON A TOP TEN WIN FOR EXCELLENT POETRY LUV..

  1. Date: 1/11/2012 6:00:00 PM
    Sheena, I adore the ocean. A marvelous place to describe with all one's senses. Beautiful poem and win. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 1/10/2012 6:13:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your poetry this morning Sheena. I hope to be able to read a lot more of your writing in this new year 2012. Love, Carol