Sunday, May 23, 2010

Prompt 117: Floating

This week's prompt, floating comes from Loch Rob of A Small Look Inside. Thanks, friend, for the image and poem below.

The Sea 'n' Me

I am intimate with water
Cool sea, full of roller coasting waves
Riding through infinity on frothy foam
Bathing my body, refreshing my spirit
Effervescent arms capture me
Soul-quenching’s embrace.

Misunderstandings wash away
Holding to the truest light
Teaching me about trusting
Floating on my back
While tossing me to and fro
Hardly caring for my well being

Yet inside the depths is the profoundest love
That’s ever washed upon me
I rest like a babe in a mother's womb
Hoping that I will never fail you
Knowing you will never give me up for lost.
Endless breezes blow upon my face.

As the sun shines above, drifting
Many a creature from below pause
To see what consciousness floats above
Along a highway without roads
My insignificance lies beneath
The innumerable grains of sand upon your shores.

I yearn to understand the depths
Of your creation and existence
And why this one grain has any meaning.
Walking along your shores
I leave footprints in the sand
A legacy of decisions made, directions taken.

Turning to retrace my steps
With path erased by never ending waves
Onward I go, within the currents
Hoping the tide will drift my way
And a distant lighthouse will be shining
Showing me the way home.
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