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Rip Tide
by Joy Marsh
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Overcoming an old fear....


Strength was not a facet of my mature
Legs, once safe in the sand
were tempted by the Atlantic of my youth.
I was fully aware of her icy claws
and her watery dance of death.

Arresting my fears with
this grinning kayak was my
ticket to freedom.
With the rhythm of my concise movements
I rode the melancholy roar of
her salty tears.

I stopped for just a moment
and let the
oars slip away-
This was my private invitation
to succumb to my fears.
A second chance if you will-
for she offered me attainment
within her inner chemistry.

I realized the ocean could forgive the
from the flow of water returning seaward
from the shore.
Now at last she was finally at ease with
The kayak, who creaked underneath
rolled slightly to the left and agreed.

 © Joy Marsh




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/4/2009
A most meaningful metaphorical offering, Joy. Thank you for sharing it. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 4/3/2009
A well written piece,excellent work,take care

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/4/2007
This poem is L I F E. Stunning imagery in introspective perfection. Well done, Joy, adding to my favorites.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/22/2006
Love the sub texts, excellent imagery too, one feels the pitch's and rolls...
Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia 6/14/2006
Joy, the imagery is so vital and vivid, it is experienced, from the taste of salt, to the creak and roll - wow! Thank you for the ride!
blessings ~ rhonda
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/3/2006
A hell of a loot of methaphors within the confines of this interestingly-written poem. You give the reader experiences with your words that tantalized him.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 6/3/2006
A journey of mystical discovery...and when we plumb our inner depths, we find unimaginable joy, calm and ease...
Superb write

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