I slumbered in deep wells near the sea, lulled by the steady crash of waves;

Surrounded by darkness and silence;

Sometimes the tides pulled me to life, towards the surface;

Sunlight sparkling off shale and polished sand;

The moon overhead covered me in silver, the nights chill deepened my slumbering heart;

The glitter of stars against a night sky sent me back into my well;

I wrapped my mantle across my shoulders and against the chill;

My victorious, imprinted on skin the monsters chained outside;

My warrior princess fierce in her guardianship of my heart.

Then you reached down and whispered, remember Cara;

Love awaits, roll away the stones piled high and remember;

I said no, sputtered, then silent then yes.

How did you do that to my shattered self with just remember.

Then you said laugh, I adore you and I believed never questioning.

You asked, will you know and I said no and then I hope and then yes.

Then you said, I am broken and I said so am I, together we are whole;

In my long slumbering heart I dreamed of you forever;

Then you reached down and said;

Remember Cara and I did.


  1. That was just brilliant! 🙂

  2. I love the flow of this piece of writing Val, it
    is one that speaks out and shines so brightly.

    Andro xxxx

  3. Lovely, Val.

  4. Wow, that was nice Val! 😀

  5. Lovely poem.

  6. I love this, Val. I love the name, Cara. It’s all so sensual. Nice.

  7. Seems like you heart has a spring in its step 🙂

  8. singleworkingmomswm says:

    This is lovely, Val, just lovely. I am emotional this week, feeling tired, and this lulled me into a place of pause. 🙂 XOXO-Kasey

  9. I had shivers by the end of the poem. Remembering and sending love.

  10. Beautifully written!

  11. Deep and profound images. I like the way you write your poetry. Pauses to make me stop for a moment, grab a thought to think a bit before going to the next line. Lovely, Barbara.

  12. “….together we are whole….”

    Very true – together, lovers make one another – whole!

  13. You have a knack for reaching deep with your poetry. I really like the symbolism of tides and life. Well done!

  14. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel.

  15. Very moving. You do have a way with words. I am reblogging this on idealisticrebel. Hugs, Barbara

  16. Brilliant!

  17. This grabbed me, “You asked, will you know and I said no and then I hope and then yes.”
    I like the hesitation, the thoughtfulness and then the response. Sounds like an awakening to me. ❤

  18. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    This is deep …. feelings expressed wonderfully!!

  19. Beautiful.. yet sadness follows close by sweet Valentine..

  20. How divine. ❤

  21. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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