Note In A Bottle

If I were to write a note about you,
Place it in a bottle,
And cast it to the sea…

What would I write?

Knowing that bottle could travel
For years, tossed by
The oceans of the earth….

What would I write?

Knowing that bottle may find its
Way to the hands of another,
In another land,
Who never knew you or me…

What would I write?

Knowing that the bottle may
Ultimately be lost at sea,
Plunging to the depths,
And my words known
Only to God…

What would I write?

Penned by my heart,
This, my love,
This is what I would write…

“To whomever finds this bottle,
Know as well that you’ve found
My most personal feelings about
The the very essence of my life…

Let me tell you about her.

If you would ever need someone
To catch you when you fall…

It would be her.

If ever the pain you endure
Brings you to your knees
And all you can do is
Fight through the tears,
And look for a hand to hold…

It would be hers.

If ever your life lacked romance,
And passion,
And a burning love,
And you wanted desperately
To adore and treasure a soulmate…

Her flame, and softness would satisfy
Your longings.

There is one special person on
This earth for each of us,
To hold,
And cherish,
And love like each day was
Our last to live.

I have found her.

Do everything you can
To seek and grasp such love,

And cling to that mate as if your life
Depends on it…

For surely

Surely it does.”

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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24 thoughts on “Note In A Bottle

  1. I loved this, Bill! ❤️

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    1. Thanks Sue!! I really appreciate your comments!

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  2. I’d keep that note! I love this!
    I need to cut and paste this comment for every last one of your posts!😄 They’re all wonderful. 😊

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    1. Thank you Dorothy!!! You’re too kind. So much appreciated! 🙂

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  3. My grandfather survived Omaha Beach and he wrote often to my grandmother who was without him for about 2 years. They kept the letters in a small wooden box in the attic. This could have been one of them. Beautiful…

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    1. That, Maria, is so rich and important. And it captures perfectly, everything that is important in life, doesn’t it? I can’t begin to imagine what your grandfather must have experienced…but those letters he penned must have been so deeply important, and meaningful. And that, my friend, must be the definition of “the good stuff.”

      It touches me deeply to have my words remind you of that family history. Thank you so much for sharing it!!!!

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  4. What is worth keeping. Thank you.

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  5. Oh, how very lovely. I liked the way you pondered before you began, very nice. 🌷

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    1. Thanks Suzanne!! So much appreciate your interest and comments!

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      1. My pleasure! Have a wonderful evening 🌙

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  6. So lovely and romantic! I dont know in reality but in poetry you have mastered romance like no other. Great verse of love!

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    1. Thank you Tanya!! I so much appreciate your thoughts and support!!

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      1. My pleasure 🙂

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  7. This was a beautiful post, spreading hope and joy. Thank you for writing this

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Sona! Thank you!!

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  8. letterstonobody18 October 5, 2018 — 10:44 am

    I would be terrified to love so deeply – but then, it inspires such beautiful poetry.

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment!! I really appreciate it!

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  9. Bill, this is art. I teared up a little!

    You have a very firm grip on the concrete (which you describe so delightfully!), so when you move from it to something less immediate – like imagining the future – there is a loosening and a freedom that is very appealing. Keep up the good work!!

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    1. Thank you Sara! That’s so very kind of you to say!! I really appreciate it!!

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