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Water Angel

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Water Angel

Sun shining 
Warmth spreads over me
Gooseflesh covers my arms
I close my eyes 
Inhaling deeply the scent of the sea
Looking up I watch as the waves crash around the rocky shore
The clouds roll in
I can smell the storm coming in on the wind
I sit up to leave
The fog has come in now covering everything around me
Something brushes my feet
Its cold
I look down 
The tide has come in
How did it happen so quickly
I’ve lost all sense of time
The water rises fast
Pulling me in
I try to turn and walk to higher grounds
I slip
The waves are strong
Pulling me under
I am surrounded by glorious water
In a startled panic I reach for the surface
Air
I have run out of 
I find the top 
Gasping for air
It fills my lungs
I find I have been drug out to sea
I can no longer see the shore
A wave laps over me
Under Under Under I go
As my last breath is taken 
I will myself to live
Pleading with the gods
Any who will listen
The salty water stings my eyes
Just as my last moments come
I find utter peace in all that is
This world I have found myself in is beautiful
A watery dungeon of beauty
I fall down deeper into the depths 
Understanding that this shall be my prison 
Excepting it
Understanding it
Wanting it
A mermaid I’ve become
A watery angel I shall be

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  1. Date: 2/21/2013 9:35:00 PM

    wow, thats the best poem i have read on this site, and have been happy to

    Downing Avatar Chrissy Downing Date: 2/21/2013 11:37:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you so much! It really means a lot to me to hear that!
  1. Date: 1/10/2013 6:04:00 AM

    Splendid write Chrissy, you take us to the water with you in with ethereal write. I am a water baby myself, and I love the ocean, thank you for enriching my morning with your poetry, have a blessed day, Rose xxx