Only for the Softest of Hearts

Only for the Softest of Hearts

A Poem by B

نتيجة بحث الصور عن ‪sea art‬‏
To the shore the wave remains
The utlimate enemy of sand

Coming through with speeding hands
Pulling away the rigid lines

Unbelieving a nature too solid
It seeks a much needed fluidity

If for the bare eyes
More is to be observed of the scene

As timid waves thinking from the farthest distance
Riding the sea for months to years

Only to be overwhelmed with heart 
Emotions plead not guilty 

As the observing sun shines gentle rays
The shore stands the chance of another day 

Blueness rushes to it's aid reflecting a well known sky
Whispering to it's waters we are both but one

Sand disspates in the presenence of such love
Receding closer to a much held purpose

Until an innocent child piles a castle 
Closer to the waves' hunger 

fearless

She places hope upon the shoreline
Taking pictures of her heart

The much wiser sea now only knows 
To see thrashing waves coming through 

in lighter view

Forming foam like images playfully placid
As the sand embraces a much anticipated arrival

Until both form a world of blue 
Mingled with hints of white 

Never to forget a touch of gold
Through love and compassion

Expecting goodwill of it's certain presence
For a much distant wave rushes 

As children carry buckets of sand
Building hope out of laughter 

A view only for the softest of hearts
Welcoming the idea of better chances 

Leaving only one form of insanity
That of imagined ill will 

© 2017 B


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This writing isn't only for the softest hearts. It can touch even the depths of the coldest soul.

~Lyla

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much lyla
This is beautiful. Both in that of how it has been crafted, and the language used to paint us a picture. Very talented!

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you Willa
This reminded me of many being innocent only to turn bad or become twisted, your last lines did that lol

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you Andrew
I am beyond words to describe my feelings upon reading this work. This spoke to every single fiber of my heart - both the softest part - and the most insane.

Your closing absolutely stole the show for me. With each line I read, I thought, "Man, that gets me. That is "the" line of this poem," only to read the next line and repeat the mantra. Your coup de gras at the end was simple perfection. Such wisdom and such unabashed honesty of the interpretation of a scene of innocence and beauty, that somehow, the wizened hearts will find a way to corrupt it with sorrow.

"As children carry buckets of sand
Building hope out of laughter

A view only for the softest of hearts
Welcoming the idea of better chances

Leaving only one form of insanity
That of imagined ill will"

I greatly enjoyed the form you chose for this poem, it looks and reads like a rolling sea. Waves coming in, coming in, coming in...and breaking, sliding forward just so and then washing out, washing out, washing out. Superbly crafted, whether intentional or not.

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for such a gorgeous review
wow! your turn in closing completely caught me ..what a blissful ride until then .. i say again wow! slam dunk to the chest my friend ..so enjoyed the oneness you paint .. the seeming conflict between wave and sand .. embracing one another endlessly .. the picture of children and sand castles giggling over their vain attempts to stand the breaches is charming to the max ... then you stab the scene with ill will ... sheeesh ! ;)
E.

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much E
Einstein Noodle

6 Years Ago

:) ................
So very beautiful. It's a beautiful scene and sentimental piece; even slightly philosophic. I love the language used which paints a beautiful picture in my head. I could smell the ocean and feel the sand as I read. Beautifully written and absolutely flawlessly executed.

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

thank you so much :)
Beauty; Nicely done - no more to say

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you Stephen .... is that pronounced stephane .... like a french name ..... :P
A lovely sentiment beautifully expressed.

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much
The Iron Horseman

6 Years Ago

You're welcome. Keep writing!
i'm a big fan of strong last lines that leave me with something to ponder. i really liked how this closed and the philosophical virtue throughout.
I could feel the author drowning in the wake of someone else's freewill.
just my take on it. nice job!

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

I got too philosphical sometimes lol
Thank you MP .... sounds so british to say MP
The thing I like the most about your poem is the phrasing. Sometimes short stanzas can feel a little jaggedy, but in this case, everything flows perfectly & the short cadence is reminiscent of the actual waves of which you write. Many have written about the sea, but your expressions are original & vivid. I like the analogy of comparing the tug-of-war between waves & sand, to represent the way it can be in life, in society, & in relationships.

Posted 6 Years Ago


B

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much for understanding i am so happy

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Added on April 19, 2017
Last Updated on April 22, 2017
Tags: Compassion, goodwill, care, sensitivity, Well, thought, expectations, Love, Humane

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B

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