Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cold Ocean, Warm Sea



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As the Ocean Rolls
Warm blue sea
Surface, smooth 
Reflecting sunlight
With a quiet wind.

Beneath 


Frigid, numbing
Green fighting blue
Rough, rolling
Turbulent, angry.

Swirling, ripping

Tearing apart.
Cold ocean hates
Flesh itself.

Cold water ocean

Warm water sea. 

God, stir blue green,

Dip Your Hands
Where cold fights,
Warm soothes.

Rescue me 

From cold.
Hold me 
In Your Warmth.

I cry out for You.




19 comments:

  1. I hope the warmth of the sea comes to you soon, Susan. I no longer dip my toes in the cold water ocean and can only tolerate water and life between 80 and 90 degrees.

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    1. Oceans are for watching and enjoying. My days of cold water are also over.

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  2. Beauty on the surface. Terror underneath.

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  3. You have to experience the cold before you can truly appreciate the warmth...may your relief come soon.

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    1. It will, I know. This is for all who find themselves caught between the cold and warm. Knowing God is in charge of all is what will always give peace.

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  4. Always swim up to the Son and you'll be all right!

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    1. Christ Jesus stilled the sea, walked on the water. As long one keeps his eyes on Him, no one absolutely no one will never sink. He has scooped His Hand under me and holds me up.

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  5. Stray from the cold and keep the warmth, much nicer.

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    1. Keeping the warmth, hugging it, is better.

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  6. Wow. What a wonderful poem. I've always been in awe of the ocean and spent many happy days playing in it when I was young. But you're right about not knowing what lurks beneath the surface. I can't count how many times I got tossed by some big waves and scraped the skin off my nose on the shell-covered bottom. Spinning, at the mercy of the water. It as scary, but I always came out on top. So will you.

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    1. Your experiences absolutely voiced the terror and scare of that immersion in the cold.

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  7. Nothing embodies beautiful and terrifying as perfectly as the ocean.

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    1. The sheer immensity of the two oceans is breathtaking.

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  8. What intense, beautifully written verse.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful and I can actually feel that reaching to HIM! I read your comment on my blog and I am so happy for the great outcome! Praise God!!!
    Blessings always, Joanne

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    1. Thanks, Joanne! Indeed. God remembers and cares for all.

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