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:

The Globe and Mail

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The Globe and Mail
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The Guardian

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The Guardian
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Amnesty International Livewire (blog)
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The Independent
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The Courier

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The Courier
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Louisville Eccentric Observer

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Louisville Eccentric Observer
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The Guardian

Selina Nwulu, young poet laureate for London: it's powerful to write about big ...
The Guardian
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The Guardian

James Dawson: how I stopped hating poetry and became a poet
The Guardian
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