You Were the Ocean

I was the raindrop

and you were the ocean.

I lost myself

in cascading waves of emotion.

I could not breathe

and did not know it.

My soul pouring from my throat

in a fluid motion.

I could not stop myself from dying.

I COULD NOT STOP MYSELF FROM DYING.

I was the raindrop

and you were the ocean.

I did not save myself

for lack of trying.

I said keep me but I was crying.

I loved you

but lost my way in time.

I was the raindrop

and you were the ocean.

I died again today

but not for lack of trying.

I could not keep myself from dying.

My cup was empty

but yours was flowing.

I wished for love

and was found wanting.

4 thoughts on “You Were the Ocean

    1. Thank you. My heart was broken and I’m trying to navigate how I lost myself trying to love a man that didn’t care to keep me. Did any of that come through? I know poetry means something different to each reader.

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      1. It did. As someone who was in a similar position about a year ago, I found myself thinking back to my own situation. So, in my personal opinion, the theme read very clear as well as raw and vulnerable. A job well done!

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