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A sonnet
The Wave Goodbye by Marillion
 Category:  Biographical Poetry
  Posted: February 1, 2014      Views: 109

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Marillion is David Nelson Bradsher, a self-constructed Byronic Hero (or Zero), flawed but well-meaning, simple but paradoxical, and still a work in progress.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1989 with a B - more...

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I normally can manage to ignore
my inner doubts, and I can listen to
the slap/crash/hiss of waves that split the shore
before they blend into a salty stew.
They’re gone in seconds, swallowed by the mind
(my heart’s too full to pull their wisdom in);
then I recall the adage Love is blind
and I admit, “My God, I’m blind again.”
But sight is overrated when our pace
is like the long, slow ocean billow, beached.
It finds its closure at the proper place,
a place of purpose, where an end is reached.
The wave imparts the tale of you and I:
Develop, rise and peak, then break, and die.


Author Notes
A Shakespearean sonnet.

I guess any breakup poem is biographical, but this one isn't due to any recent trauma. Just tying together a metaphor. Thanks for reading.
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