One shot poetry image by Roger Allen Baut

This lullaby is my effort for One Shot Sunday

Spirit of water wash over me
and with each returning sigh
lift me, drift me further
from my fears;
balance me deftly in your salty
arms; spin me,
spin me round
and round again, a languid,
drifting curl.

Cleanse the twisting, burning words
from my over-furnished mind; scour
my guilt as we tumble together,
woman and water
and water and woman;
float me to
and fro
and to;
wrap my weary limbs with weed;
lead me home.

Little by little
strand me on the silver sand;
rock me,
lap on watery lap,

About SallyJ

I am a writer and a poet.
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7 Responses to Lullaby

  1. dani says:

    oooooh! i love this! beautiful imagery and a wonderful, soothing rhythm. fabulous One Shoot!

  2. Steve Isaak says:

    Lives up to its soothing title – excellent piece.

  3. SallyJ says:

    thanks Dani and Steve for reading and commenting. Glad you liked my offering.

  4. Brendan says:

    Glad to make your acquaintance and with your fine poems. I love the prayerful tone of this with its great faith in water — a faith I share — to clean, bring home, restore and, of course, sing lullabies.

  5. jay2 says:


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