Dream before Dawn

before the dawn

It is the grey just before dawn,the lightening flashes from side to side of the grey sky so forlorn. The tide turns shifting sand in shallows and the deep from seaboard to seaboard such secrets they keep.

What use is an umbrella in a thunderstorm, why wear a towel in the sea it will just get heavy and disappear as by the waves, from you it is torn. The umbrella will blow inside out and you will be left naked apart from your pout.

The wind whips up a pace it is getting really cold now and your wet hair slaps you hard around your face. You kneel cold and lonely on the edge of the sea a broken umbrella, a sodden towel and a soul that begs to be set free.


24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Martin Shone
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 22:38:58

    Ooh I like this, Willow 🙂


  2. Cat Forsley
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 22:53:31

    Lovely Willow ….
    Really Lovely – Very Lucid
    !!!! Cxx


  3. Martin Shone
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:02:32

    Then I’ll bring in some sand and we’ll have a picnic on the beach 🙂


  4. Fahad Naeem
    Jan 09, 2012 @ 23:55:17

    Very nice imagination willow.


  5. catcherofstars
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 00:38:37

    We so tightly cling
    To each and every thing
    We feel we need for comfort
    It only holds us back
    And weighs us down
    Shed it all
    With less weight you will stand tall

    Thanks for the inspiration from your amazing poem!!


    • willowdot21
      Jan 10, 2012 @ 09:37:37

      I just love to hear you or anyone say that I have inspired them. That is what poetry and wordpress is all about we all inspire each other. Thank you for cheering me up on a dull day I hope
      you are enjoying a good day. XXX


  6. zendictive
    Jan 10, 2012 @ 14:40:08

    and a soul that begs to be set free……
    …like an umbrella flying away in the wind (grin)
    love your write (~_~)


  7. willofheart
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 05:12:09

    I love this willow …


  8. Heather Whitley Gibson
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 17:36:58

    Great post! I have a new page because of personal reasons. Please feel free to follow me again at my new url http://tigersgroves.wordpress.com I’m hoping to see you on my list soon. Thanks!


  9. lilyklynn
    Jan 16, 2012 @ 07:59:06

    This was poignant and deep. I really like it. As all things, the tide is always turning. Beautiful piece, Willow. Xx


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