Land and Sea

Land and Sea

A Poem by Joshua J. Lowe

Some words I vomited at 1am because I couldn't sleep.

A voice like an ocean once said,

"Take care not to break your heart

On the rocks beneath my waves;

windswept seas have no mind

for gentleness."

And I stayed clinging to the only

Thought in my mind that could

Keep me afloat in its waters.

There was a time I thought the

Quiet within myself could calm

The storms within its turbulent


But how can a lion

Tame the heart of a star?

In reply I offered my heart

regardless of the cost.

"Move softly through my forests;

Strong roots that crack the earth

can still burn."

It was in that moment I realized,

Land and Sea

Were set apart for a reason.

© 2017 Joshua J. Lowe

Author's Note

Joshua J. Lowe
I was extremely sleep deprived at the time of writing so it may not be perfect. But it came from somewhere in my heart. So treat it nicely, please.

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This is fragile, longing, endearing.. softly and beautifully felt.. I love its personification and movement. Beautiful writing!!

Posted 6 Years Ago

"Strong roots that crack the earth can still burn." Powerful mojo, Sir. Nicely done. F**k perfect. Perfection is a tedious concern not worth the ink it's written with.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Joshua J. Lowe

6 Years Ago

Thank you so much!

6 Years Ago

OF course. I'm going to "friend" you if I can remember how to do that. I'm allergic to more

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Added on May 16, 2017
Last Updated on May 16, 2017
Tags: romance, opposites, angst, trees, forest, ocean, lion, star


Joshua J. Lowe
Joshua J. Lowe

Phoenix, AZ

Hello, I'm Josh. I won't go into a long rant about who I am as a person just now, but I will tell you that I have been writing my own stories since I was about twelve. Not much from my early years sur.. more..