Tuesday, February 2, 2016

underestimated

Still waters may run deep, but don't hurricanes form
in the middle of the ocean?
The birth of a storm never occurs near the shore;
depth may be quiet, but power
needs room to grow.
because waves that crash against the sand
break;
it is in their nature.

Something cannot come from nothing,
and the kind of strength that
changes lives
remodels towns
and shouts into the howling wind that soon
nothing
will be the same
didn't start in three feet of beachwater.
Those waves may be noisy,
but they're child's play
sand castles and surfboards -
welcome to the tsunami.


Because the shallow-water waves may be noisy, and the deepest parts of the ocean may be as still as glass
but the storms have to come from somewhere, right?

thoughts.
xx,
Olivia

17 comments:

  1. gaaah this. Wow... first, it's poetry that is GORGEOUS and second it is something I want to re-read and mull over because there's so much meaning in there. Yeesh, you are talent. <3

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    1. It's something I've been thinking a lot about too, katie!! It's blowing my brain wide open and in such a good way. :) this is the second poem I wrote incorporating the idea of still waters... the first was like my warmup, lol! but I'm pretty happy with this one. thanks for commenting!!

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  2. Ok this is deep and beautiful and you are amazing and inspiring. xx

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    1. ok you are deep and beautiful and I think your comments are amazing and inspiring. ;)<3

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  3. Your poem reminded me of how much I miss the ocean. It's lovely.

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    1. I'm so glad it did! That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. :)

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  4. OMG. I can't even gahhhhhsdkndnsklkdm. YOU. YOU BRILLIANT PERSON RIGHT THERE YOU. ♥ This gave me so many chills. "Welcome to the tsunami" gah like i'm wilting.

    love,
    abbiee

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    1. Every time I read your comments it makes me SO HAPPY like I just want to post things so that you can comment on them. <3

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  5. DUUUDEEE. this. is. amazing. you captured the very truest essence of real poetry that hits deep in a person's soul. this is refreshing and beautiful. <33

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    1. GAH this comment makes my life. THANK YOU so much for being so deeply encouraging! This poem means a lot to me and I'm so glad that others can resonate with it, too. :)

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