Eman Elbadawi


The Shell and the Waves Poem by Eman Elbadawi


I wondered
It's just one word
That summoned me
All that distance
And ordered
All the waves
That carried me
Without hesitance
On the shore
One word
Gave me
My existence
There
One word
I heard
Whispered
The shell opened
No resistance
The secret
Disclosed
Once
The shell closed
And the waves carried
A remembrance
No wonder
One word
Worth
The whole world
Love_
For instance!

Submitted: Monday, February 13, 2006
Edited: Monday, August 12, 2013

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