Sunday, June 21, 2015

To The Sea--By Sara Kendrick--United States

To The Sea

Waiting out the summer storm
Wind whipping the trees
Down pour of rain pelts the truck
Bounces, tumbles free

Short lived episode of rain
Freed water races down
Searches for lowest places
Onward journey bound

To the sea, to the sea, see
Its travels complete
A never ending cycle
Flowing to rhythm's beat

The heart's rhythm pulses right
Going day and night
A precarious rhythm
A change gives life flight

Sara Kendrick married young and had a family soon after. After her last child went to school, she decided to pursue her GED. A gentlemen who worked with the GED program encouraged her to enroll in college.  She worked part time and cared for her family in addition to her studies. She graduated from Mercer University. Several years ago, after a health crisis, she started writing poetry. 


  1. What a fabulous write my friend. You have surely given one of your best works here with this one. I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem this morning. Great work.

  2. Sara,
    Great poem. I especially like the homonym sea/see combination in stanza3 line 1. Did you mean to do that, or it just happened that way? Either way, it adds to the poem's quality...
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  3. The smooth flow of these lines resembles the topic you write about, Sara. A beautiful poetic offering from you! Well done! // paul

  4. A nice piece of writing. So fresh and nice flow.

    Andrew Ntchindi Jere

  5. love this, Sara. I could almost hear the sea as I read this

  6. Gosh, I remember leaving a comment for this wonderful poem but it must have gotten lost in cyberspace Sara. This is lovely! Aloha, Connie