Waters edge in the coolness of morning, I imagine
that I am
before the three day search is called off
before Hibiscus leis are thrown into the sea, and
tearful prayers offered up to the ocean gods
all the indications of impending doom appear
signposts and red flags,
and explanations of rip tides, and what to do
should you find yourself in one
three hot pink floats dot the translucent turquoise
surface in a
one point perspective, showing
where not to go, so
why did you dive in?
the lure of underwater worlds
where you swim eternal?
were these warnings added later
to cover the asses of those in charge
of such things?
Your photograph is set upon a small cairn of coral
strewn with wilting Plumeria blossoms
at the edge of the beach.
angry questions are only part of
I offer up my poem, ‘Why?’, in response to the One Word at a Time Blog Carnival, hosted by Peter Pollock at his blog, PeterPollock.com. Drop by, and read all the thought provoking entries written on today’s word, Broken. Thank you, Peter, for taking us there.
A few of the upcoming words for the Carnival will be:
- January 25 – Winter
- February 8 – Renewal
- February 22 – Sacrifice
- March 8 – Future
- March 22 – Goals
I feel the brokenness in this poem… Your words are touching.
I appreciate you dropping by… did you also have a ‘broken’ response today?
I ask why? a lot. Sometimes in poetry, sometimes in gut-wrenching sobs. Some things only God knows. I am learning to trust my why?(s) to Him.
Your poem is beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
I shared a poem too, one that I wrote a few months ago while going through some difficult times. I hope it brings encouragement to someone who may be walking through a similar season. http://sweetwaterbluesky.blogspot.com/2010/09/pruning.html
Thank you Melissa. I dropped by Sweet Water… enjoyed that very much.
Why? We all seem to want to ask that question. You answered it in part, and that was beautifully spoken. Why are we often so stubborn and so hard headed to want our own way, even when we see the posted warnings? Resulting in what? Yes more broken lives, but there is Hope and that hope is in the Healer of everything that is lost or seemingly so, and that which is broken. He makes us new in Him.
Yes, He is our only lasting and and ultimate hope! Thanks for your words, Hazel.