The Power of Waves

List Craig
Dec 5, 2019 · 1 min read

If my heart had a shoreline

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The power of waves
Never ending
Relentless
Changing every shoreline

Humans like to watch the waves
Crash upon the shore
Towering fountains of mist
The inevitable forces of nature

I paused by the water
For only a moment
Found myself swept out to sea by a tsunami of sadness
A rip tide of despair

Floundering
Waves of disbelief break over my head
No lifeguard to save me
My fate in your hands

Can I count on you?
Will you rescue me?
Or did you summon the waves,
Problem solved…

Waves know no time
Have no countenance
Inexorable as they erode the shore

Their uncompromising violence
Sometimes subtle
Sometimes conspicuous
Always insistent

If my heart had a shoreline

Would it be soft and sandy?
Picturesque
But easily eroded

Rocky and rough?
Pebbles and boulders
Able to stand stalwart against tide and time

Most likely it would resemble
The ravaged remnants of a beach-resort town
Foundations washed away
Pilings bent and leaning

Roads ruined
Playgrounds pilloried
Village vanquished

Impossible to see how recovery can even begin

Where does one start
To pick up after the storm?

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List Craig

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Three time top writer in Poetry. But, the algorithm giveth and the algorithm taketh away. Mostly sad, brokenhearted stuff, but trying to be better in 2020.

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Sharing emotions — Spark plugs to ignite your virtual humanity. Be heard!

List Craig

Written by

Three time top writer in Poetry. But, the algorithm giveth and the algorithm taketh away. Mostly sad, brokenhearted stuff, but trying to be better in 2020.

Blue Insights

Sharing emotions — Spark plugs to ignite your virtual humanity. Be heard!

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