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! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Gray Dawster says:

    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! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Lovely poem.

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

  7. frigginloon says:

    Seems like you heart has a spring in its step ๐Ÿ™‚

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. โค

  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. โค

  21. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCratโ„ข.

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