Water silver and smooth
rebecca askew

I put my feet in
Water silver and smooth
I could feel it lap
Envelope
Surround.
How easy it would be
To keep going.
Sink into the silver smooth
Cool, soft
Enveloping me
Until there is nothing left
But the gentle lapping
Of waves on rocks.

Written on Thanksgiving Day, sitting on a stony beach of Lake Huron...
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sed to get out of the bathtub until the water cooled down completely and my skin rese
Marly
Marly
Apr 5

When I was little, I refused to get out of the bathtub until the water cooled down completely and my skin resembled my grandmother's.
Now that I'm older, I take showers that seem to last forever.
I feel like the water is washing away all of the bad, all of what's wrong with me.
I'll go outside in the summer just to stand completely still in the torrents of rain, waiting for something to happen.
After all, I learned in school that water is the strongest force on Earth.
That water can conquer anything.
Water shaped the mountains.
Water shaped my bones.
Water will change my fate.

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Water is so loud
Indou
Indou
Apr 5

Water is so loud
When I brush my teeth
Something is untold
It's screaming outside of me.

#secret   #water   #holding  
Water is a must
Erik Ortega

Water is a must
without it life is a bust
It's the element we support and trust
But not all have that tool in there hand
To a normal person they waste it and take it for granted cuz it tastes bland
People who have to go looking for this prized possession end up dying of dehydration
Don't you you see?
My demise is so low it wines up in the  deep blue sea
Nowadays people in cali end up in drought
We might have to cut down on water but i think thats a doubt
As for you
Why don't do a good deed
And give water to someone in desperate need

There are two things that comfort
Let’s see if you figure it out
They consume me, lock me in
It’s terrifying

They are both the darkness and the light
It makes me come alive and is safe
It traps me, drowns me
I’m not scared

It’s full of ecstasy, gasping for air
It can fill up any space
There is some panic
It subsides

Feel the rain, feel the beat
The screams, sounds
The clean, the cold
Comfortable

I’m not sure why it fills me
I’m drowning in it all
I just take the leap
Let it happen

It’s freeing, gets rid of all the pain
The kind that no one can see
Washes out the night
All that remains is melody

Somewhere in the distance
I see you standing there
You’re laughing
I wish I were laughing too

Your smile takes my breath
Away I’ll go
And inside I’m screaming
But you won’t hear it

Under the lakes and rivers
Are the silent sounds
The aches are drowned out
The rest is perfect noise

Because underwater
You can’t see the tears I’ve cried
Or hear the screams I hide
But just you wait

Til I breathe
To sing out the words
That I always need to say
The ones I keep hidden

You’ll hear them, someday
When the storm is gone
And the air is clear
Listen

All I needed
Was for you
To
Listen

#freedom   #music   #water  

you touch my face and it feels like the rain that’s falling outside your window but it’s warm and comforting and i feel at home or is this my home? is a home a structure with a roof or can it be a person? is a home a heart or just a place to sleep? if so then i want to live in you and sleep in your mind so i can see what your dreams consist of and then maybe i can figure out what it is you need me to be and at this point i’ll be anything as long as you hold me but please don’t let go because my head is filled with thoughts so heavy i might sink down to the bottom of the ocean and the only way you could possibly get me back is if you turned yourself inside out and crawled inside because you are the ocean and if i have to drown in you just to be near you then that’s ok with me.

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I am sinking beneath the hot water but my reflection is asleep on the floo
Lexie
Lexie
Feb 1

All of these people are bathroom tiles.
I am sinking beneath the hot water but my reflection is asleep on the floor curled up in your shirt.
All of these people are dripping from your hair,
running away from you and changing your skin.
Sometimes I don't turn the faucet off because I miss you too much.
I imagine that this is not how I'm supposed to go.
I've always liked the water but never when it liked me back.

#suicide   #death   #dead   #water  
*Have you felt the essence of water
Maria
Maria
Jul 7      July 11, 2014

Have you felt the essence of water
as she slips through your fingers?
She is wild and invigorating
~She is spiritual~
~
She sustains life and is sacred
She's both inspirational and moody
Divinely speaks in beautiful mystery
~
At times she will awaken
and
All tranquility is disturbed
~
She gently cleanses both hands and souls
Quietly waters your gardens in Eden
Fiercely drowns your private Hells
~
The essence of water
as she slips through your fingers
is wild and invigorating
~She is transforming~

There's a creek I used to see
When I was young
I'd go there to think
It calmed my mind
See the girls were all yelling
And it made it all cloudy
And the boys were all calling
And it made it all rowdy
My mind was a castle for them to play in and stay in.
I wasn't tired yet but cried from all the savin

There's a Brook I used to go to
When I was older
I'd go there to kiss
It gave me more time
See the boys were all touching
And it made me afraid
And this one boy he cared
And we held hands and stayed
My heart was a labyrinth for them to search in.
I wasn't wild yet but tired from all the ridin.

There's a river I used to go to
When I got a little older
I'd go there to lie
It treated me kind
See the men were all looking
And it made me so scared
And the one boy he left
And I had only scars left
My body was a object for them to play with.
I wasn't dying yet but wild from all the givin

There's a lake I still go to
Now that I'm older
I go there to sink
It lets me pass the time
See the people all are passing
And it makes me look down
And I've been alone so long
And I'm tired of changing
My soul is a tomb for them to lay in
I'm not dead yet but dying from all the cravin

But in the winter it gets colder
The lake freezes up
No one sees me as I walk holding my cup
I breathe it in and someone whispers to me deeply
"Honey we're all flyin through life, so stay an evening"

I want to be like water.
Brandon Antonio Smith

I want to be like water.
I want to be amorphous ,
And transform into
Any shape I dwell in.

I want to be liberated,
I want to understand,
And to be understood. 
I don't want to be a
Mere, mindless structure
Obeying every demand
Of our societal machine,
I need to challenge this machine.

Why do people
Complain when it rains?
Rain is just as
Natural as sunshine,
It allows growth,
The soil is thirsty.

I want to be like the rain.
I want to soak the world
With creativity and inspiration.
I want to relieve myself
Of my sorrows,
I want to be purified,
I want to be like water.

Originally written 3/4/11
Revised 10/23/14

(c) 2014 Brandon Antonio Smith

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