A Poem by Marie Harrison




Starfish drift  by

As I bleed tonight

Slowly all of my

Red plasma is

Filling up the sea

Feeding all the

Blue ocean plankton


 As I leave

My body for the

Circling sharks to eat

There’s nothing left

For me to keep


Think I’ll sail

Out of here,

Do a fly by the moon

Up in the cosmos

Kiss the face of

Heaven as I

 Evaporate into

Sparkles of

Purple stardust


© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
Wrote this for the Poetry Inspired By Art Contest
This is what I saw when I viewed the picture.

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A beautiful poem. I like the description. Took me to a good place. Thank you for a excellent poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Great job, well done.

Posted 9 Years Ago

There was such a subtle aura floating around each syllable and i think that gave me the impression of weightlessness ==> dust == stardust.

I think you achieved the purpose more than splendidly with the picture, tone and atmosphere all merging seamlessly here!

I applaud this.


Posted 9 Years Ago

Outstanding poem, Marie...Your words are well crafted here though quite short...
This really amazed me... :)))

Posted 9 Years Ago

Ugh... I hate blood... But I can see it would be nice to eat you... :-)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Reminds me of some sort of ocean acid trip. Interesting, for sure :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

This reminds me of Jaws.I always cheered for the shark. Here boy come and get it.

Posted 9 Years Ago

This poem was a beautiful depction of death
(that's what I imagined)!
Amazing job!

Posted 9 Years Ago

From the flotsom of oceans blue, to the dark outer reaches of space and time you take your readers on a magical fly-bye :0)

Posted 9 Years Ago

ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES!!! I loved the words, the idea, and how you were inspired. I really loved the part "Think I’ll sail Out of here, Do a fly by the moon Up in the cosmos Kiss the face of Heaven" Made it all worth reading forty times in a row...haha dont know why it gets me like it does.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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32 Reviews
Added on August 27, 2011
Last Updated on August 27, 2011
Tags: Cosmos, Sea Poem, Fantasy


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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