Inside the Sea


My gaze was fixed where the water met the shore...
But I found at heart longed no more...
Time was spent...craving the company of the sea....
When all the while it smiled and cast my reflection back at me...
And what had failed to be seen...the beast that grasped and gnawed the soul so desperately...was nothing more than the fear of being me......
solace was not to be found in the sea...because I am it, and it is me.

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Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

wow very well written Bishop :)

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Pearldiver 20 months ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

I concur Rebecca, nicely rounded, piece with a trick ending :) Gettig better with each new post poet... take care.. PD

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Bishop55 20 months ago from USA Author

Thank you both!'re a great writer, that's a great compliment.

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The Examiner-1 20 months ago

Well Rebecca, it was hard to say. It was in between good and bad so it was hard to rate by your standards. I gave it thumbs up and pinned it.


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janshares 20 months ago from Washington, DC

I did like it alot, Rebecca. I enjoyed your thoughtful wisdom about the ocean and return to embrace the self. Voted up and interesting.

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Suhail and my dog 20 months ago from Mississauga, ON

Beautiful poem about ocean! Admittedly, some people have same reverence and attraction for deserts.

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Bishop55 20 months ago from USA Author

Ha! Thanks for the comments. The Examiner-1 you made me chuckle. :)

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The Examiner-1 20 months ago

At least I did something with my comments Rebecca. :-)


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oceansnsunsets 20 months ago from The Midwest, USA

The sea is such an interesting thing, multi faceted to say the least! There is so much beauty and yet so much depth and complexity, even fear ( a healthy fear at time.) I enjoyed reading this, thank you for sharing it.

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manatita44 17 months ago from london

Beautiful poem, Rebecca. Peace!

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