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Uncharted Waters


An ocean tumbles through dreams of you. In depths unknown, I float above. Oh, how I long to dive beneath your surface, yet I am timid in matters of love. If brave, I’d have shown you the whole of my gushing heart, no less than tides of bliss. Seeking depths unknown, I long to dive beneath your surface. Searching your eyes, I want for treasures lost on the ocean’s floor. The sun, like a gold coin, drops, splashing this face of regret. I blush in secret thoughts of you and turn away from the endless shore. A swoop from seagulls catches the light of your smile and breaks the hush of late sky. Turning away from the endless shore of regret, I blush. My lonely shore may flood, a wish to bathe in the caress of you granted. I shall break from fear, to brave a rolling river between us. Down current, I’ll swim until I reach your ocean of sparkling blues. I would drown in the waves of your uncharted waters. Glorious would be death in the caress of you, your uncharted waters…glorious. Written, 1/18/2015, for Craig Cornish's Manassian Quintain Contest,

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Date: 10/21/2017 5:50:00 PM
It is always a delight to read your creative poetry. I adored this one! : )
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Date: 4/20/2016 7:34:00 PM
Beautiful allegory. Love the undersea images.... :-)
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Date: 2/22/2015 11:33:00 PM
Rhonda.. Fabulous win, beautiful write!
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Date: 2/20/2015 11:58:00 AM
"I would drown in the waves of your uncharted waters." What lovely flow of tender sincerity. When I grow up; I wish to paint the way you do, until... Lovely weekend to you, dear one.
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Date: 2/18/2015 10:36:00 PM
Rhonda, Congratulations in Craig's contest. SKAT LOVE
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Date: 2/18/2015 7:41:00 AM
Beautiful! Congratulations.
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Date: 2/18/2015 6:27:00 AM
Congratulations Rhonda. Such a great write. Janet
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Date: 2/18/2015 4:11:00 AM
Such a passionate beauty Rhonda! Congrats on big win!
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Date: 2/17/2015 9:14:00 PM
Congrats on your win Rhonda
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Date: 2/17/2015 8:40:00 PM
Hi Rhonda, stopping back to congratulate you on your 1st Place win for this beautiful and so romantic poem! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 2/17/2015 5:53:00 PM
I love that you turned your theme into such a romantic poem......simply breathtaking it is, Rhonda! So nice to share this placement with such fine poets!! Congratulations!
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Date: 2/17/2015 4:51:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats Rhonda:-) Hugs jan xxx
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Date: 2/12/2015 7:08:00 AM
Rhonda, breathtaking and so romantic.. You combined two of my favorite things.. romance and the ocean... well done, dear friend.. Hugs.. Arlene
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Date: 2/11/2015 9:29:00 PM
Wow, that was great. I see you are writing wonderful poems. Keep up the great work. Sincerely Lee
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Date: 1/31/2015 9:22:00 PM
wowowow, amazing and I see it was poem of the day as WELL as having reached top three spot on most popular poem currently! Congrats, Rhonda. I admired the way you carried words over to the next line. My age is showing because the name of that literary device is totally escaping me at this moment. Probably will pop into my brain the minute I post this. BIG SEVEN on this one.
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Date: 1/26/2015 6:44:00 AM
Gloriously beautiful, Rhonda. Blissfully romantic. Congratulations...7 and to fav! Kim Patrice :)
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Date: 1/22/2015 8:12:00 PM
absolutely beautiful and breathtaking Rhonda in every way... You make the reader like me experience the gush and hush of the water.. :)! I love specially the second stanza!!! the repeating lines are a wow.. each line is a magnet both on the senses and to the imagination!!! :D! a fave for me and A7 and more!----olive eloisa
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Olive Eloisa Guillermo - Fraser
Date: 1/22/2015 8:14:00 PM
weeeeeeeeeee hugs.. :D!
Date: 1/22/2015 9:46:00 AM
Absolutely brilliant Manassian quintain! It has your unique touch about it. The best I can say what I am trying to is that it is gushing with goodness.
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Date: 1/21/2015 3:29:00 PM
Wow! Rhonda, this is excellent, romantic, beautiful; a 7 rating and a fav for me! Love the imagery, and the repetition worked very well. In my books, already a winner! // paul // Oh...I see that congrats are also in line for POTD!!
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Date: 1/21/2015 3:24:00 PM
Although entering charted waters, there's the movement of the waves. For in this caressing movement, there may just be a crave. For if these waves reach so pure, then allow such waves to face. Then live these charted waters, and allow such waves to grace. So beautiful Rhonda, mega hugs for this gem, James :) x
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 1/22/2015 7:52:00 AM
Wow, reading your comment, I just caught my HUGE typo...more like a brain fart...still waiting for the day I can charter water...thanks for the congrats and wake up call. Hugs, Rhonda
Date: 1/21/2015 7:03:00 AM
This is a beautiful piece of writing. Congratulations on poem of the day!
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Date: 1/21/2015 3:20:00 AM
This is beautiful, romantic and sweet. I love how you decide to follow the current of love and to experience the depth of emotions. Lovely write, Rhonda. Good luck in the contest. Hugs
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Date: 1/21/2015 12:32:00 AM
Congratulations Rhonda, on being chosen POTD... well written poem, a winner... best wishez for the contest
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Date: 1/21/2015 12:22:00 AM
Rhonda, congratulations on your poem being chosen Poem of the Day! Such an outstanding, beautifully written poem. Best wishes for the contest. Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 1/20/2015 5:18:00 PM
You are favoring someone quite effusively. Deserving of a win.
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Rhonda Johnson-Saunders
Date: 1/20/2015 11:41:00 PM
My husband would be the one I favor, but I wouldn't say he's unchartered! Although, I think we can always discover something new about someone, even a spouse. Thank you, Bill, for your compliment...hugs, Rhonda
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