Ocean Heal Me

Ocean Heal Me

Ocean heal my wounds
Let your waves curl and foam on my body
Wash away blood, heal scars

Ocean renew me with your power
As unceasingly you roll
Giving strength that's been drained

Ocean keep me warm
Wrap me in your brine
Caress me with your tides

Ocean disperse my tears
As they flow in you
I cleanse my soul

Ocean let me grow in your depths
Color me vibrant blue, coral, green
Clear = revitalized

Ocean your spray anoints me
Cool and refreshed
My spiritual renewal

Ocean be my friend
Hold me flowing in your currents
Ever moving, ever changing

Ocean, heal me.

1983 Susan Bacon

Susan Bacon is a researcher, author and teacher. You can contact her through http://www.ecoentrepreneur.org

In The News:


New York Times

How Has the Social Role of Poetry Changed Since Shelley?
New York Times
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Telegraph.co.uk

Christmas Books 2014: best poetry to read
Telegraph.co.uk
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New York Daily News

Bronx woman hopes poetry will push people to the polls
New York Daily News
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The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014
Flavorwire
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The Guardian

Clive Palmer's poetry unearthed and it's, er, well-meaning
The Guardian
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The WSU Sign Post

Poetry slam furthers change in Ogden community
The WSU Sign Post
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Corn Nation
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The Atlantic

The Last Rock-Star Poet
The Atlantic
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How Poetry Gave Me a Voice
Huffington Post
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RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

'What Rhymes With Islamic State?' Militants Express Ideology Through Poetry
RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
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