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Sunken Footsteps

Life has gifted me with tragedy, broken images, forever haunting, excruciating my suffering; blood upon the pulse of my serenity. Crystal lines are etched over this glaciered heart, and my tears wash blotches of thoughts that leaves me blank again daily. Stolen by death, I am left mourning the assassins kill, soul sliced open, like the parted sea. Chained and bound I evade flirtatious eyes, to inhibit forbidden thoughts; for love fled upon your precious wings, survived only by my silent memories. I stood alone in the midst of nightmares, just searching for you amongst a midnight dream. Alas, although the stars filled my eyes, the sky gathered clouds and the Moon reigned misery, no peace to be found; yet today the heavens opened and allowed me to breathe; I saw your face again, arms out-stretched, and you said: ”Love come to me, but mere steps into the convalescent sea."

Copyright © | Year Posted 2006




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Date: 7/28/2021 11:41:00 PM
Life is not a tragedy; it adventurous movement for every sing existence- goodly wrtten
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Date: 11/15/2020 3:36:00 AM
Hi Nicole...I just had to come and read your first contribution on Soup, and I am very much impressed. It is metaphorically beautiful and very touching. ~ Best regards // paul
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Date: 3/29/2017 7:19:00 AM
Exceptionally deep first post, beautifully written.
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Date: 6/1/2014 12:15:00 AM
Very very beautiful, welcome back, I look forward to reading more of your poems!
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T.Nicole Williams
Date: 6/1/2014 5:58:00 PM
Thank you Arthur...so glad to be back on Poetry Soup! And thank you for your lovely reply!
Date: 5/31/2014 10:46:00 AM
This poem is just beautiful. It is written with such tenderness and touching to the soul. Thanks for sharing and welcome to Poetry Soup. May you find many friends here..... Lucilla
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T.Nicole Williams
Date: 6/1/2014 5:57:00 PM
Thank you Lucilla...glad you liked this poem. Poetry Soup has a wealth of friendly people such as you!
Date: 5/16/2014 6:50:00 PM
Simply must add this to my fav!!! I love it and its power displayed!!
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T.Nicole Williams
Date: 6/1/2014 5:54:00 PM
Thank you very much Robert!
Date: 8/22/2008 8:24:00 AM
Congratulations on your elegant poem being featured this week. What a wonderful imagery. I liked the line "Sole sliced open like the parted sea". Wish you more successes to come. -Mohammad
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Date: 8/22/2008 5:42:00 AM
Congrats on this selection....very well imaged and colored. Who could not be touched by this one? Love, Daver
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Date: 8/20/2008 9:49:00 AM
wonderful feelings exposed .
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Date: 8/20/2008 1:43:00 AM
Very profoundly emotional write. Deep from the depths of the soul. Congratulations for your well deserved feature of the week. Lainie
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Date: 8/19/2008 4:27:00 PM
What a sad, sad poem. Makes one wonder what happened to cause such grief and suffering. Whatever it was, I am sorry. Patricia
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Date: 8/18/2008 12:15:00 PM
Very well written poem - Enjoyed every aspect of it - congrats on being featured this week
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Date: 8/18/2008 8:47:00 AM
Your depth is that of a seasoned writer. Congratulations on "Sunken Footsteps" being featured. Vince
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Date: 8/18/2008 6:35:00 AM
Congratulation Nicole on this amazing poem being featured this week. Well deserved. Love, Shar
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Date: 8/18/2008 3:43:00 AM
Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week. Love, Carol
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Date: 8/17/2008 1:50:00 PM
Powerful images forward your thoughts in this poem. Congratulations on having it featured. Keep on writing! Karen
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