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Seeking Shelter

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WendyLynne
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0 posted 01-25-2000 06:18 PM       View Profile for WendyLynne   Email WendyLynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WendyLynne

I had been out to sea
for much too long.
Just as I got my feet on the sand again,
you pulled me away.

A rushing tide of laughter and excitement
I let myself go with you
for a while.

Sailing on the crest of a tidal wave
it could've lasted an eternity
and then suddenly I felt
as if the wave were crashing over me
the weight of it crushed me

I didn't think I'd survive.

Now the tide has moved out.
I can look at the distant whitecaps
and remember the floating sensation
I had when I was with you.

But I can't pass everything by.
I need an anchor I can hold on to.
Or maybe just a sandbar
I can soothe my feet on.

I need a place to rest
where warm waters engulf me
and never threaten to sweep me
out to see again.

Next time, I won't survive.
© Copyright 2000 WendyLynne - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 01-25-2000 06:24 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

this is wonderful!   -SEA
Denise
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2 posted 01-25-2000 06:35 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Welcome to Passions, Wendy! Wonderful poem!
I look forward to reading more from you! Please check your email for a special welcome!  

Denise
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 01-25-2000 06:39 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Wendy,
Interesting, I enjoyed the read.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 01-25-2000 06:41 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Good poem! Welcome to the family!
Paul Hoekman
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5 posted 01-25-2000 11:46 PM       View Profile for Paul Hoekman   Email Paul Hoekman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Paul Hoekman's Home Page   View IP for Paul Hoekman

Wendy, you have always been an anchor
in my life.
Remember when I came by your college
with my dog princess on my way home after
well, quite some time out West and then
somewhere in West virginia.
For some reason that sticks in my mind and
surfaces quite often.
Have you read Standing in GOD's Doorway?
The beginning of that reflects that
crazy wandering dude I was for so long
so long ago.And in a way I have always
felt that you were the one who brought
me home.
This poem is really great!!!!!!!!!
Keep them coming, I always knew you were
talented but wow.The only thing is
everyone will probably figure out
that you're my SISTER if you keep
using all that ocean imagery.
WELCOME BIG SISTER
I think you'll enjoy it here.
Post something every day or so, spread them
out and be sure to read and reply to
alot of the other poets here.
your little brother,
Paul


[This message has been edited by Paul Hoekman (edited 01-25-2000).]
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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since 08-26-99
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northern mountains, Idaho


6 posted 01-26-2000 12:16 AM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

Beautiful imagery!  You put a poignant love story such as many of us have known, into an exquisitely written poem!  I love the analogy of the ocean.  Welcome to Passions!




 ...Living is ever like crossing rivers; finding a new life on each shore ... RJG


Meadowmuse
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7 posted 01-26-2000 12:43 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Wendy...nicely presented. The tumultuous and devastating waves of the ocean are a wonderful analogy for whirlwind romance. Matter of fact, so many of life's pathways and feelings can be written with the ocean in mind...from fear to respect to acceptance of life's source, the ocean has inspired the writers and sages from time's commencement, and continues to do so here in "Passions." Welcome.  

Claire
HelmutB
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8 posted 01-26-2000 01:31 AM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

Welcome to Passions
You have written such nice poetry
Well expressed how you feel
Perhaps we all can lend a shovel full of sand
to make sure you have a sandbar to stand on

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

WendyLynne
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9 posted 02-04-2000 05:42 PM       View Profile for WendyLynne   Email WendyLynne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WendyLynne

Thanks to all of you for the wonderful, warm welcome. Perhaps now I will have the courage to submit something that is less than 20 years old!

HelmutD - I could use a shovel full of sand about now...

WendyLynne
Gene
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since 01-23-2000
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10 posted 02-04-2000 05:48 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Welcome, Wendy.  Great poem. Yes, do post more. If this is 20 years old, I'd like to see what you've got cooking.

~Gene
Martie
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11 posted 02-04-2000 07:06 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Welcome to Passions Wendy, I enjoyed your poem.
Alwye
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In the space between moments


12 posted 02-04-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Oh, soo beautiful..I love the ocean..(lol, even though I've never seen it).  Welcome To Passions!  lol, how ironic, I had a Spanish Teacher named Wendy Lynne.  Exellent work, I look forward to seeing more!  

 *Krista Knutson*

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.
~*Antonio Porchia*~
hoot_owl_rn
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13 posted 02-05-2000 09:38 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Welcome to passions....I see the love of the sea and talent for it's imagery runs in the family  
 
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