Pull Me Under…

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Dark tendrils unfurl
Clutching and grasping
Rolling waves of doubt
Stir the sea
Soothing water
Breaks into wild surf

Hope floats gently on the surface
of calm waters of deception
Evil lurks beneath
Fight to stay afloat
Desperately swimming for safety
Save me …

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73 responses

  1. I love how you’ve given hope a gentle and kind character, describing it with such beauty!
    Wonderful poem ^_^

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    1. Thank you, sweetie! Sometimes it’s all we have…

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  2. Good metaphor of the treacherous world we live in. Even in our most peaceful of moments, danger and disaster are not far away. Life is fragile.

    Excellent write.

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    1. Thank you, Drew! BTW, I loved your Forever Chasing Dreams poem! It will happen xo

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      1. Smiling. Thank you. Why are you mentioning it now? I have spent two F%&^%#$^*(*^&KING days with lawyers. So, I am days behind in answering my comments, I am trying to catch up on my reading. Sigh.

        Thanks for the encouragement. I need to hear this. Thank you.

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      2. I thought I might have ended up in your spam again cause you’re always so quick to answer. I’m so sorry you’re dealing with the lawyers so much. I know how some cases can drag on and on… sending hugs xo

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      3. Yeah, this one is dragging on like the Energizer bunny. I have been advised it may end before the year is over. I hope so. Tired of this crap.

        Yeah, normally I am quick to response. I still haven’t responded to all my comments from Monday. Sigh.

        The Chimp has become a bad blogger.

        Thanks. xoxo

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      4. No you’re not! Life interferes, that’s all! I’m in a precarious place right now, may write about, not sure, but feeling like I’m not coping with anything really well right now, so I understand ((hugs))

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      5. Thanks. Sorry to hear that. Be strong. Things will work themselves out. You must believe that. Be happy be well. xoxo

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      6. Yep, most likely all will be fine. I’m not good at the waiting. Maybe I’ll do a post and overshare πŸ˜€

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      7. Waiting is never fun. That is what I have been doing for four years. Crossing my fingers for you.

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      8. Thanks, sweetie. And I do hope everything gets resolved for you this year! Mwah!

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  3. You seem to have lost your scattered feeling in writing, yes?
    Nicely done πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Christi, it’s better!

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  4. Beautiful wording of what life feels like right now πŸ˜‰
    Turtle Hugs

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    1. Thank you and hugs right back!

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  5. This piece has a haunting quality … I suppose it could have to do with me almost drowning in the surf of the Pacific when I was twelve…
    Very nicely done.

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  6. Lovely way to describe that feeling, Diane. Perfect metaphor.

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  7. Oh! What everybody else said! Excellent metaphor for a turbulent world, with hope still keeping afloat!

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    1. Thanks, Meg, I’m glad it works on different levels!

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  8. Wonderful poem! I remember my first solo sail out into the wild Gulf, the waves tossed my poor little sail boat like a stick. It was terrifying and then I saw a gull floating peacefully in a valley between waves. How comforting. Your poem brought that image back to mind. Powerfully! Thank you.

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    1. That is so nice of you to say, Paul. I appreciate your feedback! xo

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  9. Beautiful words, Diane.

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    So vividly described and something felt by everyone at some time, I think. Lovely poem!

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      1. VictoryInTrouble

        You’re so welcome! 😊

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  11. I felt it. That’s the Lake Effect for you. I hope by now the storm passed by. ❀

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    1. Lol, not yet, but thanks! I have some medical stuff going on that will probably be fine, it’s just a lot going on this week and next. xo

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  12. Wow! This is perfect, D ❀️

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    1. Aww, thanks, my dear Rita xo

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  13. Wonderful poem. Such a vivid metaphor x

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    1. Thanks, Al, glad you liked it! xo

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      1. Loved it! πŸ™‚

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      2. Right back atcha! :-*

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  14. This was a bit hard for me this week, but I wanted to see if you’re ok. πŸ’œ

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    1. Oh, sorry, yep, nothing’s happened yet. Test on Tuesday. I think I might do a post on Monday about it all and stop being so cryptic:)

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      1. Oh good. As long as you’re ok. I lost a friend a few days ago… on a beach. But, wanted to check on you! ❀️

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      2. Oh, no, a drowning? How awful, I cannot even imagine! So deeply sorry xo

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      3. Not a drowning, thank goodness. Glad you’re ok. Sending positive, healing thoughts your way and giant hugs! I bet whenever you’re ready to share, it’ll fall out. ❀️

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      4. Thanks, if I can make it somewhat amusing!

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      5. You certainly have the gift of heartfelt humor. And, all of us who love you will be here funny or not. πŸ™‚

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      6. Thanks, Jess, I appreciate that!

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  15. Wonderful post, ironic, we are on the “same page” this week, so to speak. Lovely words, and in alignment with what we all experience.

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    1. It is ironic how similarly we were thinking πŸ™‚

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  16. Great words Diane, very visual, emotional and feelings we can all resonate with.

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    1. Thanks, Miri! How are things with you?

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      1. Feeling great today, thanks Diane. After three days of having a severe gastro virus I finally feel human again! And can eat πŸ™‚

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      2. Oh, you poor thing, glad you’re feeling better!

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      3. Thanks, me too!

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  17. Wow – the words and the picture here could not go better together.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I had the words first, took me awhile to find a picture that I thought conveyed what I wanted to say…

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  18. A beautiful metaphor of life and the time we are living in… πŸ™‚

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  19. We love ‘looking’ at the sea, but once we dive in, its power can be overwhelming. Metaphorically, the same with “life.” Great job.

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    1. Thank you for that! I do love water but it’s best to have a healthy respect for the ocean!

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    1. Thank you so much, I’m glad you think so.

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  20. Hope floats gently on the surface…
    Love that line.
    Sometimes hope is all we have left to help us fight to stay alive.

    Nicely written. ☺

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    1. Thank you! I agree, there always has to be even a shred of hope, or what’s the point?

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      1. Exactly. Hope you’re well. Have a great day ☺

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      2. Good, thanks, hope you are, too xo

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      3. Yes I am. It’s Friday. ☺

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  21. This represents how so many of us feel right now with the turbulence in today’s World. Brilliant writing.

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    1. Oh, thank you. Your critiques mean a great deal to me!

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  22. Great piece! Would love some feedback on my newest piece ‘look at me now’ 😊 https://malisehoney.wordpress.com/2017/05/02/a-change-for-the-better/

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