Trying times inspired Kempsville poet to create the piece, Tides

June 10, 2019

I wrote this on a particularly difficult day.  I remember thinking, "Sometimes, the simplest things, can be uplifting." Here is an inspirational poem, entitled, "Tides."

      

 

 

    Tides

 

In the silence of the winter,

 

Or the music of July;

 

When the night closes around me

 

And I find nowhere to hide.

 

 

 

In the middle of a hard day

 

That never seems to end;

 

Or the motion of the different leaves

 

Upon a changing wind.

 

 

 

It can touch my heart so easy

 

Like a late-day singing bird;

 

Who is happy just in living,

 

But in living, must be heard.

 

 

 

When I cry sometimes in silence,

 

And I laugh sometimes in pain;

 

Then I look in your direction

 

And I see your smile again;

 

 

 

Like a flock of snow geese flying -

 

They can hear they’re not alone;

 

If I pause and see you smiling

 

I can feel I have a home.

 

 

Debbie Collett is a Kempsville resident and works in Norfolk.

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