Poets logo

Diving the Ocean of Past Emotions

To a rediscovered connection

By Colleen Millsteed Published 9 months ago 2 min read
Image courtesy of Pixabay

She frolics in the waves of the echoes of her past,

Testing the waters within her memories she’s held so dearly,

Opening each glorious remembrance one at a time,

Swimming and wallowing as each remind her so clearly.


As the reminders crescendo to the point of pure bliss,

Like photographs imprinted in ink upon her mind,

She sifts through to find the love, the happiness,

And wanders the hallways of yesterday on rewind.


Then chooses each projected emotion that arises as she wishes,

Picking the unfinished love of a time when she was overshadowed by feeling,

Freedom upon her life is now paving the way to her future possibilities,

Pulling back the moments that later heartbreaks were stealing.


Rolling through the undulations of the ecstasy once experienced,

With a love so spontaneous it ignited into an instant burning flame,

One look, one word, one touch and she was smitten instantaneously,

Smouldering inside until she was consumed and you were to blame.


Years have passed in torment and torture, haunting her passion,

Ghosted by the harrowing nights of love lost forever,

The expressions of want rolling with the waves of desire,

Feeding and sustaining her through her necessary endeavour.


Until the day when she was ready to wade out in the deep,

Allowing the memories of the past to pull her into the emotions,

Feelings that had been abandon in welcoming sleep, now awaken,

And she happily sinks into the reminders buried within her deepest oceans.


She takes the best of the best and polishes them to a shine,

Reliving the love, the passion that she once dove into with joy,

The soft caresses, the whispered words, dreams of a beautiful tomorrow,

Amid one girl’s love for a romantic, heart stealing boy.


She reaches out across the years, looking for a long lost connection,

Wondering if it is dead in the depths of a painful yesteryear,

Not anticipating, certain the string that anchored them was gone,

As she sat and cried the tears of pain aroused by her fear.


Until the screen of her phone lit in brilliant light,

Words crescendo before her eyes to light her face in a smile,

One heart still beating in time to another’s, across the spanning years,

Making the risk of deep diving into the past, totally worthwhile.

Please click the link below my name to read more of my work. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to read this today and for all your support.

If you enjoy this piece, you may enjoy this one too.

Please visit my website if you'd like more information on my newly published book, Battle Angel : The Ultimate She Warrior.

Originally published on Medium

love poems

About the Creator

Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

Reader insights


Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

Top insights

  1. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  2. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

  3. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

  1. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

Add your insights

Comments (7)

Sign in to comment
  • Manisha Dhalani9 months ago

    Very hope-inducing poem. Lovely work, Colleen.

  • Veronica Coldiron9 months ago

    The imagery in this paints such a wild canvas of emotions when speaking of the "heart stealing boy", especially since we very often can't get back what they stole. The ending was truly uplifting and the entire poem speaks to feelings we can all identify with. Love this poem!

  • Oh God, that risk. I've taken that wayyyy too many times. Now it just makes me so scared. Your poem was so emotional my friend!

  • Did your son contact you, my friend? Your ending gives me hope.

  • Grz Colm9 months ago

    Risk is sometimes a good thing. So I hope this worked out for the best! 😊

  • Babs Iverson9 months ago

    Love that it ended on a positive note!!! Love this!!!1💕❤️❤️

  • Totally worth the read😉💯❤️👌Great job-

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.