The Tide: A Poem about Life's Current

This is the first poem that I ever recall writing that wasn't for a school assignment in middle or high school. When I wrote this poem, I was feeling over emotional, and just not sure how to find the words to describe how I was feeling in that moment. I wanted to be alone, because I don't like crying in front of other people. I just felt the need to be alone in silence to "just think" or even better, not to think at all.

This is when I discovered "subconscious writing" also known as "automatic writing", I felt a strong urge to just write, which is a feeling that I have felt before. However, this time it was different, because I actually listened to that feeling instead of pushing it away like I have done so many times before. Do you ever get that same urge? I encourage you to listen to that urge next time and just see what happens next. After writing this poem, and now many more following this first poem, I believe that the essence of creativity lies in our subconscious. Today, I made the conscious decision to start this website, write blogs, and share my poems. But I wouldn't be sharing this with you if it weren't for allowing my subconscious mind speak. Enjoy!


 

The Tide

by: Susan Evans


I am 10 ft under water

Breathing through a straw

Eyes closed, but I know where I’m headed

Wading, waiting for the tide to subside

Days pass by

Light than dark

Light than dark


The tide has a strong current

I start to feel pulled under

I sometimes flail

I don’t want to be sucked under

Days pass by

Light than dark

Light than dark


I know where I am headed

I am grateful I can still breathe

The salt water is composed of my tears

The tide is starting to pull back

Days pass by

Light than dark

Light than dark


The clouds are moving aside

The sun is pushing its way through

The tide is pulling back

I will soon be at shore

Days pass by

Dark than light

Dark than light






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