Poetry Blogs (2013, ocean)
M.C. Newberry on A pandemic is on the horizon far worse than the coronavirus (16 minutes ago)
I’ll walk down to the beach,
see you standing there,
and tug on that beard.
I’ll knock you down,
roll around with you through the waves
and land on top.
You’ll have the sand between your hairs,
our bodies wet,
while watching the sand melt away beneath us.
It’ll melt the distance between us,
it’ll melt away the silence held within,
while we watch the...
Friday 8th May 2020 5:08 pm
Here we are, alone by the sea,
bursting with joy at finding each other.
There’s a wonderful, giddy feeling,
as if all nature were smiling.
The diamond on your finger gleams
like the shining path
of the sunrise on the water.
Our wedding bands were forged
from family rings and new gold.
They join us and our families
in the ancient, unbroken circle of life.
We are like the pla...
Wednesday 15th April 2020 2:13 pm
in and out
up and down
pushing and pulling
A knock on the door
beating louder and louder
waking my fibers
restless and unrelenting
Louder it knocks
anxiety levels rising
these fears in me won't subside
Breathing in and out
imagining the waves
the calming waters
I am one with them
and how they rise aga...
Thursday 13th February 2020 8:55 pm
A black ocean falls upon me
I am consumed by the waves
Deeper I drown
The cold sends shocks through my body
A cattle prod for every inch of flesh
The pressure grows
Crushing my bones
The weight of 1000 suns reduces me to ash
I am nothing
Wednesday 30th October 2019 6:29 pm
effective myth, metaphor, & mysticism transcend
semantic efforts to articulate dynamics erupting
dreamlike amidst more trusted, linear conceptions
of reality, imagination, experience, & being
by presenting arrangements so engaging, uncannily
familiar, irreducibly insightful, idealogically slippery,
that the foamsplash suddenness of its crashing
across a previously unnotic...
Thursday 17th October 2019 1:52 pm
Beat, beat, beat
My heart and lungs
they already know
Waves know just when
The crest crashes
when it feels high enough
The seagull glides
by pulling on air
Sand crystals swirl
around half-buried twigs
Sea foam blows
down the body of the beach
to reveal the warmth of September
Tuesday 17th September 2019 6:33 pm
Don't wear contact lenses
Your eyes are my Ocean
Let me feel your lovely senses
And see you my Queen.
Don't use makeup material
Just be same as you are
Rosy cheeks are really natural
looks for me as star.
Don't cut your shiny hair
I love it to become so long
Set free your hair to air
And let me enjoy the song.
Monday 11th February 2019 6:14 pm
I could fill the oceans with the tears I've cried
Or cover the entire earth with blankets of failed tries.
Countless times what I thought was truth became a lie.
Everything is falling apart, and I'm sick of asking why.
It gets so bad, to the point where I just want to die,
But all of this is nothing compared to the pain of goodbye.
What's the point of believing if you could never fly?
Tuesday 15th January 2019 8:27 am
Gasping for air
Reaching for hands that are out of reach.
Tumbling in the tides of the island of undesirables.
I try to swim away from my fate.
Though, the hands of time are cruel to dreamers, and -
I'm dragged back into the surf.
Is anyone out there?
Anyone to hear my plea?
My will was strong, but like a rock, who's been beaten -
by the surf, I'm slowly crumbling.
Monday 10th December 2018 1:23 am
you could see right through me
a swift pick up
then off to do your thing
feeling used and dirty
left to feel like rubbish
the slow decline
going to pieces
feeling so small
as if no one knows
you’re there at all
Monday 13th August 2018 8:25 pm
Symphonies of sorrow
Sapphires in the oceans abyss
Why do I find it so,
Sorrow as a lovely tune
Deep keys accompanied by chimes
Echoing fog dancing about
The ballet of sin and crime
And innocent eyes looking on
The dark’s embrace
A monster of a mother
We weep as we accept
How our joy was slaughtered
Friday 30th March 2018 4:46 pm
My ship is sinking,
while your ship has sailed...
Our attempt at love,
seems it has failed...
Maybe if we tried harder,
could have prevailed...
I'm crumbling into pieces
crashing against these waves
that are helping to rip my walls right apart
my ship sinking, a metaphor for my broken heart
Where did the love go?
how did you and I go from bein...
Saturday 10th March 2018 7:49 am
A Tumblr picture; my first bikini
In the ocean
I had been so proud, disabled and beautiful
That's when you saw my shine
You reached out like a moth to a flame
Too fast, my love, too fast
One makes mistakes
when no one hesitates
Oh how much you have grown my love
Not only have you become the man I saw all along
You have become the man you have always wanted to be
Tuesday 21st November 2017 1:31 am
You have always been my favorite,
The moment you reach the shore,
With every move you make,
To touch the sand,
Where I wait,
With every sound of splash,
To heal my soul,
Where I am.
You have always bewitched me,
The moment you creep towards the sky,
With every climb above the clouds,
To cast reflection,
Where I am,
With every ray you set free,
Wednesday 8th November 2017 7:23 am
MAN: In so short a time
I saw a future
From the formless waters
From the darkness
The way begins
All words are water
GAIA: From my innermost being
I gave abundance!
My words flow from the mountain top
My words give succour to the land
My words are the waters of the sea
PRIEST: The ...
Wednesday 4th October 2017 4:30 pm
at my source
I was lost to your ocean.
Flowing... your endless bounty stole my direction
your depths embraced
your corals welcomed my load
I drowned in your currents.
My hands caressed
My body plumbed
your deepest sounds
Your tides were constant
Monday 21st August 2017 10:35 am
Restless: my body is your ocean; my limbs the currents of the sea
You float on my waves - sink only a little
I hold your sacred vessel safe - we become one:
A perfect balance of forces
Your body runs its course through my being
I feel you cleave my waves
I know you as we sink
Black waters closing
And I know you as we rise
I hold you to float above the tide as we burst th...
Sunday 20th August 2017 4:53 pm
You will fall
You will keep falling
Falling into the depth
The depth of the ocean
Without any doubt
You will reach the bottom
It will suck you up
Into its sticky environment
You can not breathe
And want to escape
And do not know what to do
You will keep falling
Falling into the underneath ocean
It feds you up
You want to escape
Escape from the fall
Falling into th...
Sunday 16th April 2017 3:25 pm
With billowed sails the Schooner glides across the open sea
The crew secures the rigging as they’ve done through history
Port side there’s a Humpback coming up to take a look
They watch in pure amazement its like a picture from a book.
The Skipper takes the Helm and guides the vessel on its path
The crew they scramble round the deck to fight mother natures...
Sunday 9th April 2017 2:17 am
One day this boat will be too heavy to float,
And the captain will say his goodbyes.
A song so sad will be sung on that night,
As the crew greets their friendly demise.
I've run out of ways to diminish the waves you violently push towards my shore.
On my hands and knees. I beg, I say "please".
But the water is climbing up more.
So for all of the people a...
Friday 14th October 2016 5:59 am
I stand on the edge of a cliff,
High above the water that assaults the rocks below.
I overlook the stormy sea.
Lightning cracks across the sky,
A horrendous sound.
Neptune huffs, he puffs,
He tries to knock me down,
He hopes to cause me to slip on the damp ground.
I hear it coming for me.
Its roar could intimidate a lion.
I see it coming for me,
A blue wave as high...
Saturday 24th September 2016 1:55 am
Speak to me like you speak,
in tongues, or in plain old English
dusted with a view of sparkly seas
or oceans, as you say, my owl.
My crow, my dove, my dolphin
plunging among the waves that roughen,
among the sands that graze and toughen
your skin and hair but soul untouched.
Tell me of the call you heard
from a distance, from the depths
of blue or green or blackened water,
the rover, ...
Thursday 22nd September 2016 3:26 pm
Answering her ancient call
It's almost as if she whispers our name
That she knows and owns us all
Salt in the blood still proves the link
Urging hearts to soar, brains to think
Salt in the blood
Salt in the blood
We admire her with breath and ink
She beckons us there, somehow
Leaving only questions, no trac...
Monday 8th August 2016 9:34 pm
of the ocean again
the water and
shadows of the gulls
curling like fingers
against the sand
Tuesday 28th April 2015 9:42 pm
it's just before sunset when loneliness creeps in
the beach is my remedy
the ocean will let me be sad
but only enough to shed a few tears,
never enough to let me drown
the wind invites me in when no one else has thought to
the lazy waves take their time rolling up
the toddlers mix mud, as their parents hold a conversation
the older couple holds hands like they're still in love
their golden retriever ba...
Friday 8th August 2014 2:58 am
Fake nostalgia spews out from your head
For a sepia England that was never there
Hatred junkie, you know
Where the blood river flows
Feel the bile at your knees
Marching bands drown out your higher brain
Blaring voices drive your soul insane
Hatred junkie, you feel
Like a cog on a wheel
Grinding so out of time – after time
God made you useless...
Tuesday 18th June 2013 1:03 pm
Tuesday 11th June 2013 11:00 pm
Endless miles of ocean stretching out before them,
compass needle wandering wildly, only option to fly
by the sun and hope for a miracle, their miracle.
Blue sky overhead for a thousand horizons,
nature’s world, mankind here is a guest,
as the small Electra plane is buffeted by turbulence,
two people aboard start to panic.
Where are we? We are...
Sunday 12th May 2013 3:04 pm
I lie and let the waves wrap 'round my feet,
As midnight skies perform the second act,
Where black and blue so effortlessly meet
And force the waters cold around my back.
I feel the sand bequeath my buried toes;
To let the grit defy my sodden skin
And as the open door to my soul grows
I let the frothy waters trickle in.
The moonbeams push my head into a daze
And buckle up the ...
Tuesday 5th March 2013 10:57 am
amidst a sultry warmth
three boys answered
of Devonian dawn
and with no words to warn
saw no cause
to fear the sirens luring call.
surf gently boiled trims the shore
with silver pearls,
then, with throaty holler
and backs arched
cast their bodies into the brisk and briney
blue who’s welcome embrace extorts
Tuesday 21st August 2012 12:35 am
INTO THE BLUE
The sea is deceptively calm on this cloudless spring day,
away from the shore a twin hull catamaran sails,
leaving a gentle wake upon the mirror smooth ocean.
Painted yellow overall you cant miss her,
like a glass bottle upon the sand.
Out of nowhere a thick mist comes down
covering everything in sight like white blanket as you sleep.
Tuesday 10th July 2012 10:43 pm
SWIM IN THE SEA
Dark blue ocean has so many moods, just like a person.
If you ever make one mistake you will pay for it dearly with
life; this ocean is a thing of beauty and of mystery, yet deadly.
So many planes and ships have disappeared into the dark waters –
who knows where they are now?
People sail the seas on such flimsy craft, old sea rafts and dangero...
Tuesday 27th March 2012 4:46 pm
Great, warm wet ocean rolling, curving, boiling cauldron.
Little grains of sand – brown, white, clear, black.
Thrown together onto the beach.
A small layer, a medium layer, a deep layer compressed into rock.
Hundreds of feet thick. Exposed to elements, rain, cold, wind, snow.
No warm carboniferous sun here. Just a windy plateau of a rock face.
Monday 27th February 2012 12:57 pm
CITY UNDER THE SEA
Thousands of years ago there stood a huge prosperous city on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
Sea level was lower then and the ocean was smaller and less deep. Over the years the sea level rose, covering and drowning this magnificent place.
Many people tried to stay to ride out the storm but the flood of water became deeper and deeper until it was ...
Tuesday 24th January 2012 6:33 pm
I hear the clouds form into a foul storm,
Outdoors soaking into an endless Ocean,
I’m smoking as the blessed showers pour,
There will be no stepping out the door,
Forever more, dryer than ever before.
Tuesday 27th December 2011 12:34 am
Water, very deep to immense depths, no sunlight pierces
down here – blackness.
Coming to the surface, sunshine sparkles magically,
a myriad of dancing points of light.
Sea monster curling in the rip tide, powerful muscles
gracefully propelling him seawards – for food.
Salt water covers so much, two thirds of the globe, all this wetness.
Drown if y...
Tuesday 29th November 2011 1:41 pm