January 30, 2012

white wave

as i walk along the craggy coast
cold rain falls from the sky
i listen to the waves crash in
and to the seagulls cry

the icy wind wails the sad, sad news
the young girl has been snatched away
she left this world much too soon
on a cold, gray winter day

she rode in on a white wave
but now she is no more
she walks along a different path
upon a distant shore

thunder rips the skies above
the heavens cry tears of rain
the white wave has taken the young girl
to a place with no more pain

raise your head and lift your voice
sing out loud and true
the ballad of the white wave
and the girl that we all knew

copyright © 2012 Kevin Routh


  1. I came to know of this from Alex's blog. It was a shocking news. I had known her for sometime, mostly through interactions in the coffee shop. She was a very courageous person. My prayers and best wishes with her family and friends. May the strength of the shared memories of her help them through this painful time.

  2. That was amazing, Kevin. One of your best.

  3. Beautifully done.I can see White Wave smiling now and saying she will always be near.

  4. This is a superb piece of poetry, the imagery is vivid with lovely use of rhyme.

  5. Very touching work. I could see it all happening in my mind's eye.


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