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Navigating To Unknown Shores

Prompted: #5 June Challenge [unofficial]

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 28 days ago Updated 28 days ago 1 min read


The voice of the sea

gently whispers to me

With soft, salty whisps of the waves

Dancing on a breeze

with the sway of the trees

under the light of the moon, in its phase

Tranquil fireflies' glow, on a shelf, in a jar

As it mimics a dim lit cigar

Dusk settles into its evening array bringing day to its glorious end

Smoke clouds linger, navigating dreams, unaware

Redirecting destinations when searching for nowhere

As I begin reckoning the hues of myself

Caressed under a canvas of endless star light

Dancing somewhere on the horizon, chasing clouds out of sight

While yesterday quietly bids me, come home


Author's Notes: Written for Randy Baker's unofficial challenge, Prompted #5. for June 2024. Requirements stipulate a minimum of 13 words across 12 lines.

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Comments (11)

  • M. A. Mehan 26 days ago

    Lovely! it flows so well

  • angela hepworth27 days ago

    Emotional and mesmerizing work, loved this contrubution!

  • Christy Munson27 days ago

    Lovely. As Novel mentioned, there's a real sense of nostalgia here.

  • Novel Allen27 days ago

    This one spoke to me from distant lands. Beautifully written and nostalgic. Really like this one.

  • Mark Graham28 days ago

    Great work but don't we do this everyday in what we choose to do.

  • Beautiful poem eash line was breathtaking

  • Shirley Belk28 days ago

    I felt this one, Kelli! "As I begin reckoning the hues of myself"

  • ROCK 28 days ago

    Romantic, felt very old in a comforting way to my soul.

  • Nice perspective through sea, loved it!

  • This was so mesmerising and beautiful! Loved your poem!

  • Carol Townend28 days ago

    I could sense myself painting hues in the sea, whilst trying to find the light in your poem. It's a perfect description of someone trying to find themselves when the colors are blurred. I loved it!

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