Michelle Tiddy


The ocean, calm and soothing
Fast and furious. Cruel and kind.
Is there anything more mysterious
Than the never ending depths
Of this unforgiving brine?

A passage home, an escape route.
A provider, a destroyer, a soother.
So many guises, so many forms
Enveloping so many secrets
Instigating so many storms

Of course it has beauty
And holds beauty in its arms
So many amazing creatures
So many wonderful charms
Taunting, pulling, teasing, begging

How I love the ocean
The way it draws me in
Further and futher into paradise
Tingling upon my warm skin
I am happy only when I'm close to its prize

A truly magnificent beast
Strength second to none, yet gentle
When it sparkles in the sun
I am always in awe and will always
Respect this colourful seducer

So, crash upon the shore!
Swirl with passionate undertows
Be angry, be calm, be majestic
Never cease your hold on my heart
And carry my love, to where, who knows?

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Poem Edited: Monday, February 7, 2011

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (3/27/2007 5:03:00 PM)

    Beautiful piece, garnished with fine imagework...Well structured...Crisp, fresh evenflow...Solid Work, Michelle.

    ~ F.j.R. ~

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