Ode to the Sea

Gasping and quivering

I sprint to the seas,

Floating up and down

the alleys.

Breakdowns at one ,

Mendings by three.

The waves roll up

rocking me to sleep.

“Too much has happened

and I cannot breathe,

With eyes out there shooting with rejection

I cannot see! “

I weep.

“So O! water

if I jump,

Please let me sink.

I’ve had enough of this world

And I do not wish to swim.”

Choking out words

from a debris ,

I speak.

An ichor fills my chest

as I weep.

The water ,

The sea,

still pays no heed.

Just keeps humming under its breath

a deep melancholy,

” O! my dear child I cannot take you in,

Survival is the word.

And Survive you will.

Tonight, you may be drowning but you’re not dying,

so please.

Do not give up on life without even trying to swim”

It repeats.

Artwork by Jeremy Lipking

20 Comments Add yours

  1. This
    This, is beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SAUDADE says:

      Means a lot coming from you, thank you ! ๐Ÿ’™


  2. Imelda says:

    Yes, swim!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SAUDADE says:

      :’) ๐Ÿ’™

      Liked by 2 people

  3. dessertflower5 says:

    I really liked this one

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SAUDADE says:

      Thank you ! ๐Ÿ’™


      1. dessertflower5 says:


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  4. Beautiful poetry! โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒ€

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SAUDADE says:

      hehe, glad you liked it !

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

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    1. SAUDADE says:

      Thank you for the reblog. Means a lot, really. ๐Ÿ’™

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I know! Good poet you are! ๐Ÿ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

        1. SAUDADE says:

          I am truly humbled, thank you.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’™

          Liked by 1 person

  6. aruna3 says:

    Nice poem๐ŸŒท

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SAUDADE says:

      Hey there,
      Thank you so much for taking out time and reading my blog. I really appreciate all your kind words of appreciation.

      Happy Blogging ! ๐Ÿ’™


      1. aruna3 says:

        You are most sweet and say you most welcome๐ŸŒท

        Liked by 1 person

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  8. SAUDADE says:

    Thank you very much. This really means a lot ๐Ÿ’™


  9. Spooderman says:

    Donโ€™t sink plsโ€ฆ. Thatโ€™d be a waste

    Liked by 1 person

    1. SAUDADE says:

      thought you’d be the first one to push me off a cliff.


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