Waves of Solace

June 1, 2009
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The waves flow back and forth from shore to sea
The ripples grow and build ‘till they burst out
The drops that sting my flesh: just one small fee
To pay for surging warmth that flows throughout
My mind and soul, so blind to all but you,
Ignores the salt, the dang’rous depths, the lies
And then waves go and with them joy leaves too
Wet salt now only flushes tearful eyes
Yet, when they go, the sparkling sand appears
Through eyes tear-soaked the white sand gleams more bright
I glimpse the beauty that now only leers
Beyond my grasp and barely out of sight
Although I know the waves will never cease
I stand and walk away to find my peace.

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NiyahSymoneThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sep. 22 at 6:23 pm
Incredible work! Wonderful job!!
TheDolphin This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 4, 2014 at 4:23 am
Magnificent. A combination of ballad and sonnet. Nice work!
Bethani said...
Dec. 21, 2009 at 9:16 pm
Great imagery! I love the way the article flows. Keep it up!
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