Wind swept and beaten, skin white with cool

Bones chilled to their core, deep in an ache

Flooded by sky fall, eyes sting with shards of light

Rocking, a cavernous ocean, black as the night above

Sails weary, lost in the howl, bracing the raw

Yet comfort is found, a contrast to the elements

Cocooned in a shell, sweeping a milky hue

Untarnished by the crests, ridden with stoicism

There is tenderness released in the violent break

A steady grasp that brings equanimity close

An anchor, a hold, in this tempest that frees me


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lupapoeta
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 15:57:55

    Your last three lines are my favorite with the juxtaposition of a storm and calmness.


  2. andthedawn
    Jul 23, 2011 @ 20:01:49



  3. J Sirrah
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 02:33:20

    Very nice 🙂


  4. The Gooseberry Garden
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 18:34:25

    profound finish.

    Greetings: Glad to visit your poetry island to enjoy your talented writing today.

    Hope all is well….

    We are celebrating one year anniversary, wish to invite you to join us today, first time participants are encouraged to share 1 to 3 random poems or Haikus with us today,

    Hope to see you in!

    You Deserve The Best!

    Bless your Tuesday!



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