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Poem: Sea of Uncertainty

Updated on October 14, 2012

Sea of uncertainty embrace me in your gentle waves. Take me to a place where time has made me slave.

Gently flowing in vibrato of your sweet and dear surrender, cradling my heart and stroking it ever, ever so tender.

As I move through terse currents, I ponder, will I live or will I die? Every day I awaken, and with every breath I do try.

I arrive at each daybreak with a surreptitious grin, and try to excavate the child that I have been feverishly holding in.

The dance we do parts the waves that are thrust, happily covering the caps in glorious hues of stardust.

But like all tales that must come to an end, I wave goodbye as I ascend







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    Robin Grosswirth 2 years ago from New York

    Thanks, Bobby, for taking the time to read my work. I plan on reading more from you to up my learning curve. I am very much into natural homeopathy. We need to ingest wisely nourishing foods that we can derive good health from. And, we need to move our bodies. Inertia is a killer.

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    Robert Morgan 2 years ago from Hutchinson Island, FL - Myrtle Beach, SC - Scottsdale AZ

    Robin, What a beautiful piece of work. You are an amazing person. Thank you for gracing us with your poetry. I can only vote it up, up, up.

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    Robin Grosswirth 2 years ago from New York

    Akriti Mattu Thank you for taking the time to read my work. Unfortunately, I am experiencing writer's block. Thanks again though.

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    Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

    Lovely poem. Keep writing more. Voted up :)

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    vespawoof Thank you for beautifully quoting verses in this piece. I wish you luck and success in your newfound careers and residence.

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    vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

    I love the phrase "Gently flowing in vibrato of your sweet and dear surrender." The rhythm and imagery is beautiful and can be understood on so many levels. Change brings uncertainty. We just made a major move, both physically and involving our careers. "I wave goodbye as I descend"--we must say goodbye to what we left behind as we move on to our new life.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    Rosemary50 Thanks for the read and glad it resonated with you. Some aspects of childhood are good to embrace and visit daily.

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    Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

    I see it as moving from one phase of life into another, maybe the child growing into a woman and finding her way in a world of uncertainty but wanting to stay in that happy safe place of childhood.

    A very thought provoking poem which leads the reader in many directions. Well written.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    Thanks Sue!

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    Sueswan 4 years ago

    Hi Robin

    "I arrive at each daybreak with a surreptitious grin, and try to excavate the child that I have been feverishly holding in." We should let our inner child come out and play. :)

    Voted up and away

    Take care

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    teaches12345 The sea of uncertainty can be life, a relationship, yes. Terse currents or waves as it were, thrusting at us could be situations, a person, people. You see it as being childlike actions. That it moved you to respond is all good. Thanks.

    breakfastpop Thanks for the accolades.

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    breakfastpop 4 years ago

    This touches me on so many levels. You hit a home run! Up beautiful and awesome.

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    Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    I think the sea of uncertainty is exactly as you have described here. Whether to continue on with a relationship or not, how can you tell when the other person doesn't really give you any indication? We are like children trusting, but holding it all in. Good visuals added in the photo as well.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    Cam8510 Fist off, thanks for reading this poem. While yes, it is about a death of sorts, it can be construed in any way you, the reader, wants to see it. Again, thanks. Poetry and other art forms are for the reader or observer to commune with.

    billybuc (Bill) Thank you for taking the time to read my work. Yes, it is a shedding of self; however, as a poet, I want the reader to commune with the work and relate the words to an experience that is meaningful to the reader. That it provoked thought is the best! To ascend can mean to rise to the heavens, but it can also mean ascend to a new level in life.

    Mhatter99 Thanks for always stopping in and for your positive commentary.

    AudreyHowitt Thanks for the accolade.

    rcrumple Thanks for the read. Glad it resonated with you. Cells die and regenerate. We as humans have the ability to rebuild cells and selves and so this pays homage to that fact.

    Gypsy Rose Lee Thanks !!!!!!

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Just wonderful and great imagery. Loved this.

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    Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

    From now to then, a beautiful poem. Life for all has an end. It's the way we live that helps us to ascend. Great Job!

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    Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

    Lovely write Robin!!

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    Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

    Marvelous splash of reality, at least from my view. Thank you. Each waking moment we swim in your dream.

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    I was torn on this one, Robin. I couldn't decide whether it was really about physical death or death of self, so important in self-realization and growth. Whatever....the images were beautiful.

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    Chris Mills 4 years ago from Maple City, Michigan

    This reminds me so much of my wife's last months. At least that is the message that came home to me. This was a Very tender way to portray such an uncertain event that we all will face. Thank you.