A Note in a Bottle Part II/The Man at the Bottom of The Sea

A Note in a Bottle Part II/The Man at the Bottom of The Sea

A Poem by Colton Warr

The water was rushing in...

A Note in a Bottle Part II 
A Poem by Colton Warr

What's done is done
What's in the past is in the past
But thinking and missing you
Is something that I cannot get passed 

I shouldn't have said that 
It would haunt you to know 
I've been where you are 
When the sun sets you feel so alone 

I can see us losing blood 
Do you think that we are dead? 
Your answer means the world to me
Since that day, I have bled 

The waves crashed down upon me
Their whispers washing me away from you 
The weight of the sea was crushing
The darkness of the bottom, if only you knew

They say the sea vexes all men
Well perhaps that is the case
Would you like to know my vexing?  
Just a glimpse of your darling face 
The water was rushing in 
I had to abandon ship 
You may never forgive me 
That doesn't mean we still can't save it 


The Man at the Bottom of The Sea 
A Poem by Colton Warr 

As my soul sinks to the darkest of depths 
My heart reaches out for you
Into my mind you have crept 
Entangling everything I once knew

As I look to the surface in hope 
My eyes see a shimmering sight
Into my abyss I go, how does one cope? 
You used to be my sizzling light 

There are sharks and all sorts of leviathans 
They encircle me as if welcoming me in 
The weight of my guilt matched along with the ocean 
It is at this moment that I wish to repent my sins 

Is this how it was always supposed to be? 
With all of these rocks and creatures, still I am lonely 
I am not dead but I cannot breathe 
I am The Man at the Bottom of The Sea 


© 2015 Colton Warr

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Colton, The depth and scope of your imagery really brings this piece to life...then the emotional kick is delivered and we all realize how precious lives (and love) really is. Survivors' guilt is arguably one of the most potent types of grieving, the guilt weighing down rational thought and pushing the emotional aspect to the fore. This is such a great write, Colton, but I've come to expect nothing BUT the best from your pen. Thank you for sharing this with all of us! take care...dan

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Colton Warr

4 Years Ago

Dan, I know I've told you this before, but your reviews are so inspirational and encouraging! Nothin.. read more


Great job! Excellent wording to describe the feelings of being lost and alone and losing hope, it definitely makes the reader take time to think about it! But there is always hope to be found, if one decides to go looking for it! Great job, keep it up!

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Colton Warr

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much, Jeremy! I appreciate you giving this one a read! This one speaks a lot to where.. read more
Jeremy Hiles

4 Years Ago

You are very welcome! Well, the tough times make us who we are more so than the good times, so just.. read more
Hey Colton, This was a very emotional piece that you have shared. In the poem it seems as this person is so lost and doesn't know how to get out of the depths of despair or quilt that he has. But I think nothing will last forever, if that someone seeks forgiveness and surround themselves with people they love, is the best medicine. Great write Colton.

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Colton Warr

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much, Robert! I'm glad you liked the piece! Just a little bit of what I've been going t.. read more

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Added on May 26, 2015
Last Updated on May 26, 2015
Tags: Love, Hate, A Note in a Bottle, The Sea, Waves, Ocean, Relationship, Guilt, Regret, Bottom, Poetry, Life, Memory, Romance, Hope, Desperation


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