High Tide

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Aquatic acquisition, which sought my heart,

was found in the arms of a captain’s death.

Surrounded by sea, alone but not lonely

I took my last breath, in which I found peace…


Distinctly, I recall the step, the plunge

into wetness’ caress, the end I was seeking,

followed by silence, darkness, and dreaming.

My destiny sealed, delivered, determined….


Weightlessly sinking into enlightenment,

with a heavy heart to pull me down,

to guide my body, sweetly subconscious,

into lost, lovely, abysmal freedom…


I could envision it, all I ever needed

would surely be found, located

at the distant bottom, the depths

of my reasons to drown, whispering…


More than just a cynic, I’ve become

swallowed by bitterness, eaten alive.

I have taken shape of the fearsome nightmare

that once tormented my thoughts at night…


Escape into the morning light,

if you can find the courage to

wake from this unending dream,

to live or die, just open your eyes.




© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Never-ending fight within, drowning into abyss or evolving into eternity...


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

With A Still Heart,

And Lidded Eyes,

Floating Down,

Into The Dark...


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you mucho poetvix :]


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poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

This was way intense, gripping even. It's really tight. Most impressive!


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spotlight19 5 years ago from California

awesome and interesting poem:)


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT WRITE BEN. My most recent poem relates to drowning as well. Odd coincidence?


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Karen Graham 5 years ago from Richmond, Virginia

Oh, my, my,my. That is totally mind-bending. It has caused my heart to beat with apprehension, even anticipation. I agree with Cardisa, enlightment is indeed the beginning of wisdom, and the path to truth. I look forward to reading more, my friend. Karen..


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

you're very welcome, cardisa, and thank YOU! :}


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

I believe that enlightenment is the beginning of wisdom. Thank you for this Ben, I really needed this today!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

acer - exactly, thank you very much :]


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Finality of liquid death,

Passing one's pain into the depths...

Haunting stuff Ben.;)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

saddle - that's really cool, sounds like a nice death...haha

thanks for your support buddy, I'll go check your 100th. Peace to you too


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Yes that was enlightenment for sure, the feeling of weightlessness when in the water and taking your last breath in a dreamy state is they say a beautiful way to leave this side for the other.

I know of people who almost drowned and they said it was a wonderful experience as their lungs started to fill with water, they felt great Ephoria as they drifted like in outer space. It certainly is a clean way to silently leave. This was a wonderful poem Ben, I truly enjoyed the read.

Don't forget to come over to my 100th hubs and leave me a comment, I've added your name amongst my friends who inspire me to scribe. Peace my friend.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks for that...uh..comment, scott


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ScottFaubion 5 years ago from Midwest

Very cool page!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks, J.S :]


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J.S.Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

That was awesome! So very deep!

JSMatthew~

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