Get Your Premium Membership

ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES

ON THE WAVES OF LOST MEMORIES… These salted memories tell stories The oceans and seas gave birth to. Over the tempestuous waters Echoes from the bellies of slave ships Ride the tides of history Spreading ripples over the shores Of time proclaiming forgiveness For lost souls. We sashay along bleached beaches Where white sands mask the shed blood; And splashing waves drown out The ghost echoes of rattling chains: We no longer remember Our beginnings here.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 2/22/2016 4:42:00 PM
Classic, I love the cadence and stanza set.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/15/2016 3:33:00 PM
Hi Millard: Forgive me for spelling your name wrong. i SHOULD PAY MORE ATTENTION!
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/15/2016 4:51:00 PM
It's the sentiment that counts, my Brother!
Date: 2/15/2016 11:13:00 AM
Somehow somewhere inside the affect a sprout of pleasure blended in pain looks up. A good poem needs hardly anything else.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/15/2016 12:34:00 PM
Thank you Sir. Most encouraging. Peace and Love, Millard Lowe
Date: 2/15/2016 8:41:00 AM
An easy seven for me, Millard. A Fantastic write, about something we should never forget.
Login to Reply
Date: 2/15/2016 8:40:00 AM
Excellent poem my lovely friend read from you. Very deep insight's beautiful colors. A 7. Loved always,bl
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/15/2016 12:37:00 PM
Thanks BL. Your feedback is most inspiring. I shall continue to be so as well. Peace and Love, Millard Lowe.
Date: 2/14/2016 10:55:00 PM
A short, but meaningful and somewhat-dramatic poem. :)
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/15/2016 5:05:00 AM
John, thanks for the read and feedback. I am pleased that this poem has meaning for you. Peace and Love, Millard Lowe.
Date: 2/14/2016 10:32:00 PM
Oh wow....you wrote it magnificently...this will forever be inked in my memory....im quite speechless to be honest...just amazing...thank you for sharing.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/15/2016 5:13:00 AM
Sarah, thanks for your encouraging feedback. Your kind words warm my heart...and will also remain inked in my memory. Peace and Love, Millard Lowe.
Date: 2/14/2016 3:11:00 PM
Well worded, beautiful and true. I someday wish to as good a poet as you.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 3:19:00 PM
Thanks Matt. Just simple strive to be the good poet that you are; and then seek to be better than you are. Peace and Love, Brother. Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:47:00 PM
Our world will never be at peace unless all races are treated equally. I pray one day we become enlightened enough for that to occur. This is a well written and meaningfull poem. Blessings, Connie
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 2:01:00 PM
Connie, thanks for the read and encouraging feedback. Let us continue to fuel the fires of Peace, Hope, Justice and Love. If we do not continue to struggle for these, who can we blame but ourselves. Peace and Love, Millard Lowe.
Date: 2/14/2016 1:07:00 PM
Just the words "salted memories" made me think of the taste of tears and oysters. The sea has so many srories to tell.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:35:00 PM
WoW! Looking forward to the read. Peace. Millard Lowe.
MURRAY Avatar
JEAN MURRAY
Date: 2/14/2016 1:29:00 PM
You just inspired my latest poem Millard. SALTED MEMORIES.
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:18:00 PM
Indeed, the sea has an abundant number of "Middle Passage" tales to tell. Thanks for the read and feedback. M. Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 9:58:00 AM
very good ink Millard I can identify
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:24:00 PM
Thanks Matshidiso. May the ink of memory continue to flow. Peace and Love, M. Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 8:44:00 AM
Wonderful images etched on pages of time. So fitting especially during Black History Month.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:22:00 PM
Thanks Iris. May the blood flow of memory forever run throughout each and every day. Peace, Love and Memory. M. Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 7:39:00 AM
Enchanting beautiful write Millard.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:25:00 PM
Thanks Kelli. I appreciate you read and feedback. Peace and Love, Millard Lowe.
Date: 2/14/2016 7:32:00 AM
Oh my goodness this is a great poem! You make a lot of sense and I really like your subject matter and style.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:33:00 PM
Ayesha, thanks! That these penned words "make a lot of sense" is a powerful piece of feedback! Peace and Love, Millard Lowe.
Date: 2/14/2016 6:52:00 AM
Hi Mildred: A poignant but beautiful poem on a sad epoch in history.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 2/14/2016 1:30:00 PM
Thanks for you read and feedback, Ralph. Indeed, we cannot tell the whole of history without ourstory. Peace and Love, Millard.
Date: 1/19/2015 12:59:00 PM
I have used this poem as inspiration for some art work which I will be exhibiting later this year. Can I also display a copy of the poem? I will acknowledge the author and the source.
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 1/19/2015 2:03:00 PM
Greeting Sue; that you have so been inspired by my poem is an honor. I shall be most pleased to be a part of your exhibit. You have my permission to use my poem. Keep me updated. Happy King Day! Peace and Love. N.B.: Know that you have also inspired me to continue to write. Keep your eyes on the prize and your ears open to the voice of the spirit.
Date: 1/5/2015 3:28:00 PM
So much to ponder about.Profound verses indeed!
Login to Reply
Lowe Avatar
Millard Lowe
Date: 1/19/2015 2:06:00 PM
Thanks for the comment Cupid. If I have not already replied, please accept my apology; charge it to my head and not my heart. I am always open to feedback and have learn to act on it rather than to merely react. Peace and Love.