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High Tide MAG

March 1, 2010
By Chances SILVER, London, Other
Chances SILVER, London, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Love endures all things"

We dig our names in the sand,
followed by a heart.
footprints left on the shore,
taken away by the tide
and taken out to the sea
are memories we'll never get back.

How many people shared their stories here?
let the tide come in and remove their chapter.
How many times the tide came in
and broke their heart;
taking it out to sea
only to beat it up and drown.

Will I regret sharing my heart with the sea?
Will it tear up my chapter
causing me to choke and drown?
Will the tide take me under,
and show me a new world?
A world full of love and possibilities.

Will I see the stolen footprints and broken hearts?
Will the current break me and leave bruises?
Do I return to shore and hope for love,
or leave the sea and never return?

The sea is a romance story.
Stories filled with heartache, made of tears.
But we all give it a chance,
a chance to push us around,
choke us and make us drown.
But at the end of the story
we get a second chance and land on the shore.

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This article has 8 comments.

on Sep. 19 2010 at 3:53 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1632 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

How tragic is it that my praise is unheard among so many commentors? Nevertheless, I would love to applaud you for this marvelous writing performance. It is a beautiful, romantic tale of the sea. Well done, oh, well done!

angelgirl21 said...
on Sep. 19 2010 at 3:23 pm
i love this poem!!! it lets you express your true feelings and i love it! (:

on Sep. 19 2010 at 1:18 pm
aitlincay95 BRONZE, Burien, Washington
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment
I love your poetry! This is amazing, I can't wait to read all of your other work.

on Sep. 18 2010 at 12:45 pm
katielynn21 DIAMOND, Sierra Vista, Arizona
63 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
live as if you'll die tomorrow, dream as if you'll live forever

This was amazing. I really enjoyed it, check out some of my work sometime.

on Sep. 18 2010 at 11:55 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1979 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

wow, this poem was awesomely amazingly brilliant... id giv it a million stars :)))) this was honestly GREAT. like, the insight n metaphors i got from it.. :DDD

Crispy said...
on Sep. 16 2010 at 7:50 am
Crispy, Spotsylvania, Virginia
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I never thought of the sea from this point of view but you are exactly right. Everyone wants to walk on the beach hand and hand with their lover but how many of them couples actually last? Love breaks you down and is never perfect so why do people search all their lives for something that can bring so much pain?

K.Saini said...
on Sep. 14 2010 at 12:23 am
K.Saini, New Delhi, Other
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments
wow. This is really good. And really deep. Lovedd the last stanza in particular.

on Sep. 13 2010 at 6:16 pm
BekkahsLoopy GOLD, San Jose, California
10 articles 4 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Keep looking forward; don't look back."
"To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world."

i've heard/seen lost of songs and poems about tides, but none of them analyze the character and mystery of the ocean as perfectly, and as different as this poem. Good job!!! mind reading over some of mine?