Like a Wave

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This is a new poem that I have written for my next book that I wanted to share with you.

I do realise the risk of sharing new work, but I believe as it is out of context from the rest of the book, there is no harm. Like a Wave is a poem about the nature of time and ageing, through the metaphor of dispersion, or water waves. I really enjoyed writing this one, and I hope you enjoy it.

Like a Wave

Like a wave, it hits you on a cold day

Underwater, it will take you away

Coming from oceans of time it ages me

Pulled me like a ragdoll into the sea

Left to devolve with fish in the ocean

They left, they breathed air, never returning

Maybe I’ll drown under the waves so deep

With the creatures left behind in the sea


Like a wave it flows on your naked form

Carrying the grime of which you were born

Tide is coming into town once more

Bringing with it life to the lonely shore

It washes the body, cleansing the soul

Cool and blue, I worship it, bringing joy

Do the waves make you sink or float on water?

I can walk a miracle, touch your heart.


Like a wave, it comes in nonlinear ways

Unpredictable in nature, they say

Holding me in its arms, or dragging me down

Perhaps I will float to the underground

It sails you to where you need to be

Taking you alone to the true answer

A train of thought which brings tears and laughter

Uncertainty breeds new situations.


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