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netswan
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0 posted 05-14-2000 04:02 AM       View Profile for netswan   Email netswan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit netswan's Home Page   View IP for netswan


Oh, Ocean, oh Ocean,
you call out unto me
You hold life and take
life.  Like you took my daddy.

I knew he loved you, then
as I know he loves you now,
as he lays there his soul
buried underneath your sea.

In life you beckoned him,
called him to his watery
grave, and there he lies
gently carassed by the
waves that enthralled him
when he breathed.

Oh yes, I know  I swore I heard him call to me
from some dark eerie place,  and sometimes
late at night, I can hear his voice
echoing deep and gurgly like, from his
swallowing of your sea.  

He tempted me to follow him, to come to you and him.
I loved my father during his life. Oh, yes, I love
him still and no matter what I do, I know I always
will.

Oh, ocean maybe you took
him a little bit early and didn't let
him live as long as he expected
you see.  But, you have him now,
so quit calling me.  Quit
calling me.  

Oh, ocean, Oh ocean, it was so
close you know as I intrepidly swam
further and further from  the shore with
your greedy waves reaching out for me .
Because  you knew that
without my daddy, I didn't want to live anymore.

I could
hear my daddy call, as your
waves pulled me deeper into your
deadly depths
Further and further I swam until I was
fatigued, silently, rocking in your waves
But, suddenly  and quite alarmed  I turned around and
swam with exhausted arms, valiantly trying to get
closer to the shore,

Oh ocean,  oh Ocean,  
I knew in that almost last
breath that my daddy was dead, and as your
cold  waves reared their giagantic heads,
  I gulped your salty water and
struggled with my all my might, until I stood
with your waves at my waist and your ugly
seaweed hanging on to my weak and trembling thighs
.I shivered and shook as I waded to the shore
And upward high I raised my eyes to the almighty in the sky.
Thank you Lord for sending me back here still alive,
and I am sorry
for all the rotten things I called you yesterday.
You see, Lord my daddy was my  daddy, and I
wasn't ready to let him go.

Oh no Lord,  I am sorry
for my profanities that I spoke upon your name.
Please let me beg your  forgiveness as I hang my head in shame.
For you must have had  your reasons Lord to take my daddy away,
And you must have had your reasons to give me strength upon this day.


Oh Ocean Oh ocean  
yes, that was mighty close, but you see
my daddy is dead and he doesn't need
me anymore.
I have the heavenly father who I had really never known.
But when out at sea only seconds from death he called
and comforted me.  
So Ocean  so Ocean, the beach is  sweet and my pain is real
and my life you tried to steal. And, I know that it is the kind
of pain that only time can heal.
So I am walking
out of here my heart pumping hard and strong
No, no, ocean I decided not to come along.  



So Ocean, you treacherous
watery grave, my daddy is happy
underneath your sea. And, though
I look out upon you, admiring all your
beauty.  You got my daddy, but you
will never get me.

No, Ocean, dear Ocean you almost had your
chance, but now my ears are closed to you
and all your whispery calls.
Fate almost caught up with me that cold
and cheerless day.  Oh yes, I know I shall
die, as that is life's mysterious way,
but never by the sea. Never by the sea.

Oh, Ocean, Oh Ocean
underneath your sea,
you may have gotten
my daddy but you will
never get me.

Goodbye, daddy. I know you know, that
where ever I may go, that in my heart, you will always
be with me.
So, sleep peacefully daddy, cradled by the sea.
And get your rest daddy,  from those nights you waited at the door.  Because best of all,
You don't have to wait up for me anymore.

I love you daddy.   Teresa

netswan
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Kit McCallum
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1 posted 05-14-2000 08:48 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Oh Netswan ... I'm glad you re-posted this and I did not miss it.  This was painfully heart-wrenching with such raw emotions. I am so truly glad you swam back to shore ...

Best wishes,
/Kit
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2 posted 05-14-2000 02:28 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Back to the top where it belongs....Most beautiful weriting I have seen from you T.

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

lucky
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3 posted 05-14-2000 08:01 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

My dear Swan,

I do hope you got a little well needed rest after last night..!

This piece of work is moving. I like things that move. All my best and happy mother's day.

Lucky Dale


 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name. (Michelle A. Bartley)
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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4 posted 05-14-2000 08:10 PM       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

This poem just about tore my heart out.  It takes guts to spill such tender, deep emotions and memories out into the people-pool of the world, so to speak.  Even in this forum, where almost everyone is caring and kind.  I just poured forth an old one myself at four in the morning.  It was scary for me.  Thank you so much for replying to it.

I'm so very, very sorry for the griefs you have been through.  I care.
~ ~ ~



 The spiritual wind that holds survivors aloft, plants the seeds from which bloom new hope ... R.J.G.

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5 posted 05-15-2000 12:55 AM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

T, I am sending this one back to the top again for those who didn't catch it the first time around

All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

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6 posted 05-15-2000 06:13 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

bttt  

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep

Nate Dogg
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7 posted 05-16-2000 06:05 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Great piece, netswan and thanks for responding to my poem.
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