it ebbs and flows over

still beating hearts – 

lapping eternally against grainy edges,

to soften any roughness held there

leaving rare sea glass in its wake.

In time, we might stumble upon

this unexpected treasure,

lying innocently upon the surface

of our hopes and dreams,

pick it up…bring it home,

allowing the cycle to begin again.


it ebbs and flows over 

still beating hearts…

Beautiful waves captured rolling in onto Coba Beach (at the Gran Bahia) near Tulum, Mexico.

This post was written in response to Debbie’s lovely invitation to write a poem or post on “forgiveness”, https://forgivingconnects.com/2017/10/13/todays-forgiving-fridays-what-is-really-important. Thank you for the inspiration…



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31 Responses to Waves

  1. Brenda says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Kim! 🙂

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  2. Quirky Girl says:

    I love the comparison of forgiveness sharing the same ebbing and flowing rhythm of an ocean, with rapid waves that retreat as quickly as they appear, to the tempo of a heartbeat. 💗

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  3. michnavs says:

    I love how you describe waves in relation to forgiveness…i could feel the the splashing of the waves in every syllable while i listen to my own heartbeat internalizing every meaning of every word..

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  4. markmkane says:

    Kimberlee, I loved how you compared forgiveness to the motion of the waves. What’s great about poems is that each reader interprets them differently. The way we dispense our charity is a reflection of who that person is to us…what they mean in our hearts. For our loved ones, we quickly show compassion and understanding. For a total stranger, we are much guarded and tend to be quite reserved in showing any type of exoneration. Great poem!

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    • We are all beautiful works in progress and the practice of forgiveness is a big part of who we are or might become, it is something I’m aware of (& working on!) throughout my day to day. Thank you (always!) for enriching my pages with your thoughtful comments, I’m forever grateful!

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  5. Miriam says:

    Beautifully written Kim. I loved the analogy of the waves.

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  6. ugetse says:

    Kim, what a great poem. A beautiful act of love compared to the cycle of waves. Amazing thought.

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  7. Shirley Ross says:

    Absolutely right on.

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  8. I love the metaphor of the rough edges of sea glass being smoothed by forgiveness. I used a similar metaphor when doing grief work, though not so eloquently written. Wonderful poem, Kim.

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  9. Kim, I am so so touched by your exquisite poem! And how your mom’s words about waves inspired you. Funny, it reminds me of Mother Mary and how there’s a divine ocean of love and mercy for each of us, whether we remember to forgive or we forget. We are so loved. YOU are a sweetheart. I’m honored to share this post tomorrow for Forgiving Fridays. Much blessings of joy — Debbie

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    • Thank you so much for reading this offering for Forgiving Fridays, your beautiful words have brightened my day and my Mom will be pleased to read that her words created the seed that became “Waves”! Thank you, Debbie, you are a light and I’m glad your words grace these humble pages.

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  11. Ali Grimshaw says:

    I like the idea of the rough edges being smoothed over by time and forgiveness to create a new object of beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. “Forgiveness,

    it ebbs and flows over

    still beating hearts –

    lapping eternally against grainy edges,” Loved these lines Kim. Thank you for the reminder when I just needed it. Some situations hurt us enough to let us linger in the past, in the pain and forgiveness does not come easy. But yet as you rightly say, forgiveness can make rough edges smooth with time. After all, it will only make our heart lighter.

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  13. This is so beautiful Kim. I love how you describe forgiveness. Debbie will be thrilled. 🌼

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