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Adrift

Eileen Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Adrift

I’m adrift
Adrift in this ocean
This moving mass of humanity
Waves of faces
Adrift
Looking for a safe haven
To bring myself to shore

The sun has turned traitor
The one I adored
That warmed me with his rays
Now scorches my body
Ruthless
I dip in the ocean 
I dive underneath the surface
Get gloriously wet
My black hair flowing freely
Someone runs his fingers through my hair
My body relaxes
As it always does
When my hair is twirled and teased
But now the hand is pulling
My hair is getting tangled
He is pulling me to the deep
I yank myself free
Leaving some of the locks behind
And pull myself back out of the ocean
This ocean of humanity
Back to solitude
The fight for survival
I pull myself out
Only to find
The sun in its zenith
Showing no mercy

I lay prostrate
Running my tongue
Over my cracked lips
Longing for moisture
The sea of faces turns ghastly
Sneers….
Hands reach up to drag me down
Their laughter is in the wind
And I still look for my haven…my shore
The place I will finally be safe

Night comes
In the distance…a lighthouse
With the last bit of strength
I heave myself onto the shore
Crawling my way
My knees bleeding and torn
My heart shredded and worn
Following the light
The ever glorious light
That looms brighter and brighter
The light of your eyes
The true color of the ocean and skies
Your eyes
That have lead me home
Home to your heart
My safe haven.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 6/23/2013 6:34:00 AM
    Soup mail and good morning.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 11:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    OH MY WAY......Now who says that? ;)
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Eileen...you simply amaze....does your mind ever rest sweetie???? Wish I had your energy!!!!! Wow.....another awesome writing display...lol MD

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 1:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am really low on energy and have been struggling, but my mind seems to be on a different system than the rest of my body! Thanks or dropping by, MD...you know I love ya!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:15:00 PM
    this is quite a journey you have taken us on. From being pulled under to struggling and finding the safe haven. Wonderful analogy.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Andrea...glad you took this journey with me...it was a scary one at times!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:13:00 PM
    This is one of the best descriptive poems on anxiety attacks I've ever read, just wonderful. Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/23/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    lol, is up to you
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Richard, is that what it is???? Thanks for filling me in on what I've described. Hey....will you offer your services as a shrink! I need help! ;) I don't know...I have a feeling you might compound the situation!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 3:42:00 PM
    The ocean enchants and frightens, like love ;) Thanks so much for stopping by my verses and commenting. Light & Love

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/23/2013 2:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah....love....food for my soul, Debbie! Thanks for the visit...always a pleasure!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 1:35:00 PM
    Disturbing and triumphant, another spectacular write. You are on a roll my dear. Hugs Rick

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    :) Thanks, Richard....thanks!
  1. Date: 6/22/2013 12:28:00 PM
    Salvation foind...nice, Eileen!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/22/2013 12:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's the way the poem reads! Thanks for stopping by, James!