A Poem by Melanie Genevieve

This was inspired by Sarah Kay's poem "The Type" and my boyfriend

I live by the ocean

Every time I go to the water my mind wanders to you

I always get so cold by the sea so I wrap us up in a blanket 

But your waves slip right through the sheets

They say if you love something let it go

So I watch you whisper hello to every continent

I watch you hug the people lining your shore

I watch you tend to the life inside of you

I watch fourth of july fireworks reflect in your eyes 

I watch the sparks in mine gimmer on your surface

When you’re lying still I go and taste your sweet, salty lips

I swim your waters, come up dripping wet, refreshed

When I am lost you find a way to bring me back to earth

when I am crying in your arms you absorb the tears and the heartache 

As if it never existed

When I need a place to stay at the end of the day

When my mind needs unwinding

When my tired rough edges need sanding down

I come to you

You are my ocean.

You are my home.

© 2013 Melanie Genevieve

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I usually pick out a line that spoke to me, and comment on that. Unfortunately, I would just be retyping your entire poem. Brilliant work.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Melanie Genevieve

9 Years Ago

Thank you so much! ^_^
This wonderful, heart-felt, well expressed, artfully-written piece makes me long for it and I can see it as home.
I live so far from the ocean. 8-(

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love the imagery in this poem! So often the ocean is depicted as something strong, powerful and destructive. I love the idea of the ocean as a place of comfort, a friend, and home!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Melanie Genevieve

9 Years Ago

Thanks !! :D
Beautiful poetry! I love the ocean as well, especially relaxing next to it, as the mellifluous waves soothe away my troubles.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Melanie Genevieve

9 Years Ago


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4 Reviews
Added on July 12, 2013
Last Updated on July 14, 2013
Tags: love, ocean, home, canal, let go, sarah kay, puddle jumping, sex, 4th of July, fireworks, spoken word


Melanie Genevieve
Melanie Genevieve

Freeport, NY

I used to keep my poetry private until my good friend Shabad encouraged me to read a poem (Curiosity) out loud at Sip This Cafe in Valley Stream. Since then I decided to make my writing public and ge.. more..