Not Today

Not Today

A Poem by Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)

Not Today



The waves are crashing

While spray is splashing


High into the starry night

Yet I think it feels so right


I hear you calling out to me

Come on let me set you free


My burning pain now hotter

Inviting cool churning water


Moving toward the very edge

Oh will you keep your pledge


Can this really be my peace?

To just let all things cease?


The sea is gently calling

As I think now of falling


So I turn and walk away

Smiling maybe not today…



By Debra Edwards

© 2009 Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)

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I like your use of couplets in this poem and I like it's very simple nature while dealing with a deadly serious topic. Often people try to write in grandiose prose when quiet simple words are so much more elegant.

Have you ever considered writing outside of the binds of rhyme? I ask because this is a less constricted rhyme than the ABAB form that you often employ and you seem to have taken to it nicely. Makes me wonder what you might do with all binds removed.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very nice meter and rhyming sequence. Almost as hypnotic as the sea can be. Lovely bittersweet write. Thanks for sharing.


Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on March 16, 2009


Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)
Debra Stevens Edwards (debby)

Long Beach, CA

I am a single parent of six daughters. I write as a release of emotions I'm feeling. At times I write to entertain my girls or just because I have something to say. My goal is to publish a book of .. more..


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