About Sharks, Whales, and Love

How does one survive the jaws of a shark
With its teeth many, jagged, and sharp?
When screams are strangled in a crimson flood,
What will save the soul drained of its blood?

Twisted and mangled, vicious to kill,
Who can fight this predator's will?
Neath the darkness of the infinite ocean,
How does one live past the spiraling motion...

Of death dances in a watery Hell?
Who knows the answers; who will tell?
Not I, for I am but the spirit of one who lost
I paid the price; I paid the cost.

To swim in the sea of life is to face death,
One takes a chance to lose one's breath.
From under the depths of  fathoms deep
Comes the creature carrying potions of sleep

Never to waken from nightmarish scenes.
Never again to love, to live, to dream.
All hope is submerged and heavy with care
Sitting on the bottom drowning there.

What is left are the sounds of tomorrow
As echoes of whales ring dirges of sorrow
Lonely is the song of lovers in pain
When one is taken while the other remains.

Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2008-08-05 at 20:48

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Stan Cooper The PoetBay support member heart!
Kathy...you sure are an expert at expressing and communicating your very deep feelings...it's a wonderful talent you have...
and now I hope you will eventually find your way to expressing
more positive emotions...you are deserving of some
light at the end of life's tunnel...

xxxx Stan

Precious Kathy, your beautiful, poignant poem is well taken and understood by all who know of your lost love. My affection comes to you as best it can over the distance, and I wish I might mend your broken heart at least one stitch.

Phyllis J. Rhodes
This plays out like a technicolor movie. It is seen as well as felt. The reader cannot be on the shore, they are plunged in the deep and frightful waters with the writer. This is what good writing does. Great work!

John Lambremont, Sr.
A very nice write, especially for someone who "can't rhyme"!?

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Pieces of Life
by Kathy Lockhart