back and forth

sometimes i am a
relentless, untiring,
wave ebbing and
flowing to the
shore, back and
forth, back and

but today i am
transforming and
evaporating from
the sea to the
sky, yes, i have
surrendered and
turned myself into
a possessive sun.

kindness and
attention are
now my rays that
i won’t let you kiss and
have anymore for
i am tired, tired, tired,

of going back
and forth, back
and forth, without
receiving what i
always give.


©2017 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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35 thoughts on “back and forth”

    1. oh… this… this is quite a sad piece. (hides) but i am interested on how you understood it. 🙂 readers are poets and a poem is always open for interpretation. 🙂


      1. Sadness and tiredness has happiness and loving yourself just around the corner. That’s why I see it as a positive thing. Feeling sadness and anger will eventually lessen. And someday the sun will shine bright again.

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  1. Great post about going thru life’s different emotional moments. However you end on one of the most powerful words, LOVE. I enjoyed reading each word. I had to read it more than once.

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  2. Always a tug if war, back and forth, never true rest or relaxation in this relationship. Wonderfully written. Also purchased your poetry book and I’m excited to read it 🙂

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      1. I haven’t had a chance to start reading but I’m hoping to start tonight. I will definitely tell u want I think 🙂

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