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We dig our names in the sand,
followed by a heart.
footprints left on the shore,
taken away by the tide
and taken out to the sea
are memories we'll never get back.

How many people shared their stories here?
let the tide come in and remove their chapter.
How many times the tide came in
and broke their heart;
taking it out to sea
only to beat it up and drown.

Will I regret sharing my heart with the sea?
Will it tear up my chapter
causing me to choke and drown?
Will the tide take me under,
and show me a new world?
A world full of love and possibilities.

Will I see the stolen footprints and broken hearts?
Will the current break me and leave bruises?
Do I return to shore and hope for love,
or leave the sea and never return?

The sea is a romance story.
Stories filled with heartache, made of tears.
But we all give it a chance,
a chance to push us around,
choke us and make us drown.
But at the end of the story
we get a second chance and land on the shore.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 3:53 pm:
How tragic is it that my praise is unheard among so many commentors? Nevertheless, I would love to applaud you for this marvelous writing performance. It is a beautiful, romantic tale of the sea. Well done, oh, well done!
 
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angelgirl21 said...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 3:23 pm:
i love this poem!!! it lets you express your true feelings and i love it! (:
 
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aitlincay95 said...
Sept. 19, 2010 at 1:18 pm:
I love your poetry! This is amazing, I can't wait to read all of your other work.
 
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katielynn21 said...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm:
This was amazing. I really enjoyed it, check out some of my work sometime.
 
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tell.me.youll.stay899 said...
Sept. 18, 2010 at 11:55 am:
wow, this poem was awesomely amazingly brilliant... id giv it a million stars :)))) this was honestly GREAT. like, the insight n metaphors i got from it.. :DDD
 
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Crispy said...
Sept. 16, 2010 at 7:50 am:
I never thought of the sea from this point of view but you are exactly right. Everyone wants to walk on the beach hand and hand with their lover but how many of them couples actually last? Love breaks you down and is never perfect so why do people search all their lives for something that can bring so much pain?
 
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kaira07 said...
Sept. 14, 2010 at 12:23 am:
wow. This is really good. And really deep. Lovedd the last stanza in particular.
 
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rocksrock said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 6:16 pm:
i've heard/seen lost of songs and poems about tides, but none of them analyze the character and mystery of the ocean as perfectly, and as different as this poem. Good job!!! mind reading over some of mine?
 
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