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An ocean poem
The Sea of Distraction by Marillion
 Category:  Biographical Poetry
  Posted: February 8, 2014      Views: 147

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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 haven't ventured to the beach this winter,

But my creative spirit needs the spur

That kicks my brain from left to right of center

And far away from all those thoughts of her.

I'll write about the shore, or tire tracks

Of fishermen in trucks and SUVs,

which bounce along with rods on luggage racks

en route to cast their lines in frigid seas.

I never go to fish; I'd rather stroll

Along the empty strand to synchronize

The madly-swirling currents of my soul

With roaring breakers as they form and rise.

I'll watch the waves roll in, and fret about

Confessional displays of earnest thought,

The formula for forcing demons out,

And how such storms are how a verse is wrought.

I think I've been too eager to allow

My innermost emotions their escape

By writing of my life, and showing how

A poem is conceived, and finds its shape.

I'll settle on the sand, absorb the day,

And scribble what I see within my reach,

Then maybe thoughts of her will drift away

Beyond the waves collapsing on the beach.



Author Notes
Iambic pentameter
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