To be tumbled and ground,
crushed beneath the waves.
Rising to the surface once all your sharp edges
are smooth and round.
In the beginning – nothing more than a piece of
Potential to hurt others – all they do is throw
you in the trash.
Mother nature takes you into her tides,
decades of tossing and tumbling is what’s
needed to polish you just right.
The slick transparency it held before,
turns to a frosted wonder.
One can help but marvel at the journey and
turmoil it must have went under.
The appreciation from some runs so deep,
that when they go to the shores –
it’s all they seek.
Something that once mattered nothing before,
after being tumbled and ground,
rose up to share its beauty from the depths of
the ocean’s floor.
© Susannah White
Excerpt from the book “Where the Soul Wanders”
About the Author
Susannah White is a self-taught poet residing in Southern California. Her passion for writing excelled at a very young age after winning a state writing competition. She won numerous awards throughout school, including the national President’s award multiple times. Susannah feels her purpose in life is to lift those souls up whom have broken wings and help them once again soar to where their soul wanders.
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