I found this one in my drafts under the title "ddd." I had no memory of what I had written. I titled it and smoothed it just a bit and now here it is...


Shell Seeker

Somewhere under the layers of fear and doubt
there lies a feeling wild and untamed;
it moves me to tears, brings a smile on my face
speaks to me, but doesn't reveal its name.

It lifts me up;
it gives me life;
it invades my mind;
it is sharp as a knife.

It cuts through the heart
opening the vein,
allowing the blood to flow
once again.

Doctor can you mend the gaping wound?

No dear woman, its the man on the moon
who controls your ebb and your flow.
Don't you know
you are in the sea,
turbulent in love,
captured yet free?

How do I stop this rushing to shore?
Will the next wave bring me a cure?

The sea rolls on and sometimes it's rough.
It doesn't ask questions of when is enough.
So, like a shell you are shaped,
smoothed and refined;
there's no other like you
you are one of a kind.

Kathy Lockhart
2/2/07

 

 





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart
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Written on 2007-02-02 at 20:19

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Arti
"So, like a shell you are shaped,
smoothed and refined;
there's no other like you
you are one of a kind."

So you are, sweet Kathy, so you are one of a kind. The sweetest!
2007-02-04


Phyllis J. Rhodes
this belongs with other great poems written by other great poets in a great book of the best of the best.
2007-02-04


Daybreaker
Wow! This was really good my friend!

"How do I stop this rushing to shore?
Will the next wave bring me a cure?"

Beautiful! Pure magic!
2007-02-04


Colin Skilton
Hello Kathy, wow!
Sucha deep poem full of ups and downs and that path we choose to take leads us nowhere until we embrace the eternal sea of choce and allow it to shape and mould us into who we truelly are, unique and more precious than any diamond or trinket of gold. We are unique and eserve to be treated so, judge not the cover but read the pages ansee who we really are.
I loved this poem very much Kathy, my best wishes to you and yours.
Colinxx
2007-02-03


salem
so beautiful words
i loved it
thanx
2007-02-03


kath
Like the wave touches the shore on a summers day and all is stillness your words take me surfing on that gentle wave telling me of love and life ...

your words flow dreamy and elegantly

regards
kath
2007-02-03


Saga
True art that was given by the sea!! and you, of course darling!!!
2007-02-03


betsy Firefly
Very pleasant to read, Kathy - just like a song!
2007-02-03


lastromantichero The PoetBay support member heart!
And you dear lady poetess are one of a kind your gentle flowing rythm in these pices ais awesome like a dream moving
your poetry signature has the air of sophisitication well done rgds michael
2007-02-02

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Pieces of Life
by Kathy Lockhart