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Annie Cordelia Adams

(14 August 1991 / Birmingham)

b() |() |() Howl at the Wind/b


i am drawn
by an unknown force
to your shore line
to your sea

i am drawn
with your white capped hand
to your cold, white sand
to your dry, liquid heart

the music you play
sends to my ears
the sounds of the waves
rushing, mighty waves
crashing rocks
tilting ships
who sway their hips
and sailors who are washed ashore
blissfully wishing of home to come
wishfully thinking of their heart, so numb

their hearts are as numb as my hands
as they grasp the cold iron bar,
on the starboard side
as they grasp the heart of one
who has Poseidon on his side

who does your bidding?
tempest mighty
hollar at the wind
howl at the wind

then turn and whisper,
what you wish me to hear

howl until your heart's content
i will wail in this lament

but soon...
i will be where you can see me
you will be where you can see me-
right where you were in the beginning
right where you were from the beginning

Submitted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, December 30, 2009

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  • Bonnie Collins (6/21/2009 10:05:00 PM)

    Written very tenderly and penned with such excelent imagery... A very nice flow and sturcture you have given as well.... (Report) Reply

  • Karla Bardanza (11/19/2008 8:15:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem! I read it in a loud voice and effect was incredible!
    Kisses and hugs

    Karla Bardanza (Report) Reply

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