Deep Blue

Deep Blue Sea

Deep Blue

Battered and abandoned
In a private
Deep Blue
Sea

Caught in currents
Tossed, turned, tumbled
Slapped away
Viciously

But between the thunderous crashing
Profound silence, undertow
Know
You’re not alone

Hear!
See!

You lift, updraft and buoy
As you seek breath at the top
Pared with forces, primal, flowing
Prompting others
Not to stop

Trying.
To succeed.
To be
Free.

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Promises, Promises

Promises

Promises, Promises

Promises
I made to you
In childhood
Teens
And Twenties
All intended, genuine
Each filled with love, hope, plenty
But years passed
Behaviors cached
and looped
endlessly
Until finally
I could see
I’d lost sight of me
In trying to be
All I’d promised
In your childhood, teens and twenties
So I let go.
Now
We each
Are Free
To be

*Shared in The Garden

Lavender

Lavender

Photo by Kim Nelson

To only you
I offer lavender
Coupling red tulips, ivy-draped
Moist with dew

To every other being
I toss riotous bouquets
Camellia, stock and mistletoe,
Red rose, zinnia nosegays

You
You are the only one,
Like lavender and I,
Who’ll thrive along the rocky path
Through drought, lean years, dark sky
And grow stronger.
This is why

To only you
I offer lavender
Coupling red tulips, ivy-draped
Moist with dew

Lavender is written for TGH, shared in The Garden.

*Check out The Language of Flowers, to learn the meanings of the flowers mentioned above, as well as many others.