"Adrift In Life's Storm"

"Adrift In Life's Storm"

A Poem by Valentine

   "Adrift in Life's Storm"

 

Lost and adrift on life's stormy sea,

Alone...with no anchor...no land do I see.

Floating in...and out with the wind,

Not even aware of where I have been.

Drifting out...so far from the shore,

Wanting a safe haven and... oh so much more.

Caught upon a wave...waiting to crest,

No life preserver, to hold to my breast.

Storm clouds brewing...far overhead,

High cresting waves that fill me with dread.

As I look ahead...no land do I see;

Wishing for rest, but there is no rest for me.

Watching the skies as the day comes to rest,

Wishing to sleep before the ocean crests.

Riding along...catching the waves and the wind,

Wondering if I will ever...see land again.

Far from the mainland...no island in sight,

Dreading the deep dark closing of night.

Longing for a place to find rest for my soul;

My feet on solid ground to once again ...feel whole.

 

           Valentine

 

                         Valentine


© 2008 Valentine


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This piece is difficult to pin but i feel it is talking about the uncertainty of life carrying you around to wherever it pleases just like being caught in the waves. when you worry about the future it scares you as to whats to come hopping to be able to guide yourself once again. yet again a great piece.

With so many great poems have you ever considered story writing? I feel that you could do well.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Yes, and I also wrote for newspapers and magazines. I am retired from all of that. Kathie
I do understand this poem.
"Longing for a place to find rest for my soul;
My feet on solid ground to once again ...feel whole."
Life can send us to places we don't want to be. The above lines had been true for me many times in my lifetime. Thank you dear friend for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

How true John, thank you for stopping by. Kathie
Coyote Poetry

3 Years Ago

My pleasure dear Kathie and you are welcome.
Superb Kathie. The aches and pains of treading water, just to remain in the same position as you were in, miles from anything and anyone, lost and alone in the darkness, wondering where everything went. These thoughts are the ones that wake us in panic and stop sleep from coming. Life, the scariest show on earth.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Nemo, I felt this was after losing my husband. I lost it all. If I had not I might still be living.. read more
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This really is so tangible Valentine, I think we all feel this at some time or other, all we can do is surf the wave so to speak, your words resonate...

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

I agree with you, as I have felt this way at different times in my life. Thanks you for reading my .. read more
Ruth

3 Years Ago

My pleasure Kathie, the shingles themselves have gone, just left me tired love and my immune system .. read more
Outstanding imagery. I think this is one of your best. Thank you for sharing it.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Thank you Stan for your kind words. Kathie
boy oh boy can i relate to this one ... we wander and wash out to sea ...dragged over so many shoals .. until we have an epiphany .. the marvelous grace of a loving Creator ;)
E.
ps your style of rhythm and rhyming is very solid in this one ... not an easy art to accomplish says i!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind words. Kathie
Valentine, this is so sad.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Cassie, a long time since hearing from you. I pray all is well. Kathie
Cassie

3 Years Ago

I have been well Kathie, been busy. We have been having sports here at work and apart from writing p.. read more
A nice metaphor on life. Very nice imagery. I hope you find land.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Willard, these days I seem to be more adrift than on land. Feels nice floating though. Kathie
Willard Wells

3 Years Ago

I understand. Peace be with you.
aren`t we all a drift with lifes storms,looking for something

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Ron, Lately I too feel like that. Stay well please. Kathie
Firstly poems are not my forte but i took it upon myself to read this. Some scary visions came into my head of what it....what if this we're to happen to me. Just you, the sea and the night closing in. Very good peom, very well written.

Mark.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Valentine

3 Years Ago

Thank you for taking the time to read my scribble. Kathie
matrixmark

3 Years Ago

More than welcome, Mark

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