Above the Surface


United States

She was held captive by the sea

Underneath clashing waves

Deep in a dark, secret place

Where no one could hear her scream 


Where not even a salt tipped wind 

Could caress her cheek

Nor a scorning sun ray lick her nose

She resided alone in an ocean she created alone 


Above was laughter and fun

But she couldn't reach beyond her restraints 

The bars around her heart were strong 

A lost soul from long ago held the key


Bruised and bleeding 

She beat the bars

"I want to be free," her heart lied

The love she lost tightened its hold 


She was held captive by the sea 

Above was a calm collective smile

As she drowned in despair 

Where no one could hear her scream 

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