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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Endless (01/09/14)

TITLE: The Endless Sea of Lonely
By Andrea Van Ye
01/16/14


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Waves wash over me,
Wetting my soul with sorrow.
They leave me cool and quiet.
On the endless sea of lonely.

Eyes cry dry,
Every ounce of me is worn and weary.
I sit in silence.
On the endless sea of lonely.

Outwardly, I look fine.
Dressed, not stressed, refreshed.
But inside, I am laboring and lost.
On the endless sea of lonely.

Memories mix together,
Of days of joy and days of pain.
Times past swirl with fears of tomorrow.
On the endless sea of lonely.

I sit in solitude, in a crowd of chaos.
Inward shame shouts loud,
My ears numbed by outward noise.
On the endless sea of lonely.

Hopeless, helpless,
I feel tossed, holding on tightly to the edge.
Bracing myself for more nothingness.
On they endless sea of lonely.

Stomach unsettled, breathing shallow
Arms weaken, legs tire.
Heart hurts with hollow pain.
On they endless sea of lonely.

And then one day, a change.

Light shines out from the shore.
A whisper reaches me, softly, gently.
Hope calls my name.
On the endless sea of lonely.

And then hope comes, it runs.
In the form of love,
It steps inside, beside, resides.
On the endless sea of lonely.

It is He,
Simply, silently He breathes.
“I love you and am here for you,
On your endless sea of lonely.”

“Life will be hard, and sorrow-filled.
But I am yours and you are Mine.
It is Jesus. It is Me.
Always, forever, unfailingly.”


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Sara Harricharan 01/16/14
Great imagery woven through this poem. I really liked how your title fit with the last repeating line--very evocative.

The ending verses were my favorite. Thanks for sharing!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 01/25/14
I can so totally relate with the MC. I've been on that dark endless sea with each wave bouncing my tenuous grip. Then like in your piece, Jesus came along and rescued me. It;s not always easy but I know he is always there.