Jackie Phi

By The Sea - Poem by Jackie Phi

If only I lived near the sea

I'd stroll the shore

so gracefully

Feeling the sand between my toes

With thoughts in my head

Nobody needs to know

I'd feel the sun

Upon my skin

At least I'd feel something

For there's nothing with-in

See the shells on the beach?

Some are whole, yet hollow

Some are broken & shattered

I am just as these shells

Oh hell, what does it matter?

The tide rolls in & embraces me

As it carries me out to sea

This is my final flight

It is my destiny

I am weak, I must give up the fight

So I begin to sink into the dark salty depths

As I give up my final last breaths

Then the sharks come

And devour my flesh

My spirit watches and feels at peace

For now I know I'll live on

From generation to generation

Though not on land

You can never take me by the hand

But if you want to be with me

Simply come and wade in the sea

For there my presence will forever be

by me: 2004

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, feelings, life and death, saddened, thinking

Form: ABC

Comments about By The Sea by Jackie Phi

  • Kelly Kurt (10/31/2015 3:32:00 PM)

    An emotional poem. Thank you for sharing, Jackie (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 31, 2015

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