Up And Down by Lynn White

 

We rode the waves elegantly
undulating
up and down
gentle waves
soft fingered
gentle light
soft sunshine.
Then the clouds came
gathering
softly at first
but blotting out the light,
then the wind rose
no longer soft
no longer gentle
now we crashed and dived
up and down
violently
heaving
up and down
hardly visible
as the storm gathered pace
it’s white fingered waves
clawing their way towards us
gobbing their spume
over us
up and down
sucking us in
heaving us up
letting us fall
driving us towards the light
and the rocks lying there
visibly
waiting.

© 2020 Lynn White

 

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Bio:

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and on Facebook

 

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