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hand that rocks the cradle

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hand that rocks the cradle

when darkness falls
shadows serenade
upon moonlit walls
and my eyes close
as i bid farewell to day

sweet dreams
cannot come
when hand from grave
rocks you back
through life's storms

i was bound to the hand
that rocked the cradle
my ship in stormy seas

slapped on the face
yet not by waves
but tasted saltwater
just the same

chilled to bare bone
then swept away
by wind of warmth
apologies?
an aftermath of storms
an unexpected pause
until the next red tide
bore my name

chained fast
to this diligent life
i longed to break free
from this anchor
that weighed me down

i swam against the tide
yet i was rocked
knocked back
through life

though tides have since parted
and seas are more calm
the taste of saltwater
still lingers
its bitterness
in my mouth

my mind
in bondage
cries out in pain
as hand from grave
rocks the cradle again








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  1. Date: 11/7/2013 8:53:00 PM
    I enjoy the smooth flow of words that gently describe such depth. I felt chilled visualizing hand from grave...wonderful description.

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 9:56:00 PM
    Sandra This is a chilling and gripping write about life and trying to stay afloat. We all try not to get weighed down by what ilife brings, but sometimes it's just too much. Nice job Thanks for the congrats on my Soldier win. I appreciate it very much

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 6:26:00 PM
    this is really atmospheric, deep and intense...you have a really unique writing style...I enjoyed this one a lot

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/22/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Charlotte :) hugs
  1. Date: 10/17/2013 11:32:00 AM
    To bring such verses from troubled waters takes real talent. You seem to be able to identify and meet life's challenges. Great work..... as usual..... Jake

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/22/2013 10:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much Jake :)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Such chilling & ominous emotions! Damn. This had my eyes gripped!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/14/2013 11:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Drake, coming from an awesome poet such as you made me smile....hugs :)
  1. Date: 10/14/2013 8:23:00 AM
    wow Sandra this is one powerful write so expressive and and well written a journey through life on troubled seas love, love it Shadow x smile

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/14/2013 9:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much Shadow...i hope your monday is wonderful :)
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Hi Sandra, A most poignant write from you..Thanks for your visit to my verse.. Ken

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/14/2013 9:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much Ken :) have a good monday!
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 4:20:00 PM
    I am absolutely spellbound by this work of art. I read through it several times trying to decide which lines would be favorites. I had to choose all of them. :) Into my faves :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/13/2013 4:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Karen...hope you have a great sunday, always great to see you :) hugs
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 10:10:00 AM
    This is powerful Sandra!

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/13/2013 10:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you Craig :)
  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:34:00 AM
    -Sandra, this is really a deep and very well written poem ...... it describes to me the strength and fear - Have a nice autumn Sunday. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Adams Avatar Sandra Adams
    Date: 10/13/2013 9:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thank you so much my friend....hope you enjoy your sunday as well :) hugs