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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by sandflea68

Claret Fluids

Twilight and the ocean breaks,

bleeding crimson drops, splashing

in abandon on moonless vault of sky,

absorbing the fiery cadence of day

in dark aqua coat on sea shoulders,

remnants of glowing embers

walking in solitary shadows,

predestined to be stars, waiting

for released gloom of melancholy

trapped in sky nets as light fades

and darkness descends to bowels

of blackened eyes of ocean floor –

a stark reality when it’s neither

day nor night and hopes are splashed

in onslaught of foam specked tears.

Coasting through scarlet wings of time,

I race to capture sparks in my hands,

lost in claret fluids of ocean depths,

feeling wet, desolate kisses of silvery baubles

holding the tides back before I am overtaken.

I heed the blackout curtains of recurrent night

remembering remnants of sanguine light.

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by sandflea68
Claret Fluids
Twilight and the ocean breaks,
bleeding crimson drops, splashing
in abandon on moonless vault of sky,
absorbing the fiery cadence of day
in dark aqua coat on sea shoulders,
remnants of glowing embers
walking in solitary shadows,
predestined to be stars, waiting
for released gloom of melancholy
trapped in sky nets as light fades
and darkness descends to bowels
of blackened eyes of ocean floor –
a stark reality when it’s neither
day nor night and hopes are splashed
in onslaught of foam specked tears.
Coasting through scarlet wings of time,
I race to capture sparks in my hands,
lost in claret fluids of ocean depths,
feeling wet, desolate kisses of silvery baubles
holding the tides back before I am overtaken.
I heed the blackout curtains of recurrent night
remembering remnants of sanguine light.

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by JessicaJohnson

The Call of the Sea

Twilight, and the ocean breaks.

The waves revolt as dusk descends.

A melody beckons sailors hither

As the blood tinged sky does portend.

Night falls, and the ocean sings

As sailors heed her wanting call.

Adventures promised in haunting syllables

Holding sailors in deceptive enthrall.

Midnight, and the ocean rages

As sailors curse her waves, enslaved!

Her seductive, melodic lull enchanted,

Luring them blindly to their graves...

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by JessicaJohnson
The Call of the Sea
Twilight, and the ocean breaks.
The waves revolt as dusk descends.
A melody beckons sailors hither
As the blood tinged sky does portend.

Night falls, and the ocean sings
As sailors heed her wanting call.
Adventures promised in haunting syllables
Holding sailors in deceptive enthrall.

Midnight, and the ocean rages
As sailors curse her waves, enslaved!
Her seductive, melodic lull enchanted,
Luring them blindly to their graves...
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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by JayChimera

Invitation.

Twilight and the ocean breaks as she causes shards of moonlit tears to swim within the night.

Her breeze, whispering.

Her water, beckoning.

"Darling, I am the tears of young souls. Give me yours and I will set you free."

A silver lining is not always a clouds gift.

It can be the oceans way of inviting you to drown.

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by JayChimera
Invitation.
Twilight and the ocean breaks as she causes shards of moonlit tears to swim within the night.

Her breeze, whispering.
Her water, beckoning.

"Darling, I am the tears of young souls. Give me yours and I will set you free."

A silver lining is not always a clouds gift.
It can be the oceans way of inviting you to drown.


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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by fallingundone

twilight

and the ocean breaks

hopes and dreams

dashed against the shore

in tune 

to the thrumming

of the waves

the ocean breaks

and twilight fades

the show must go on

as inexorable as the waves

perfectly in step

with our beating 

scarred hearts

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by fallingundone
twilight
and the ocean breaks

hopes and dreams
dashed against the shore
in tune 
to the thrumming
of the waves

the ocean breaks
and twilight fades

the show must go on
as inexorable as the waves
perfectly in step
with our beating 
scarred hearts
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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by SRBecker

Twilight, and the Ocean Breaks

Twilight, and the ocean breaks…

As does my fragile heart.

I pray the Lord my soul to take,

Before I fall apart.

Twilight, and the ocean breaks,

As does my body, frail,

I beg to sleep and not awake…

I plead to no avail.

Twilight and the ocean breaks,

As does my brittle mind,

At last I rest, in sweet sedate,

And leave the night behind.

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by SRBecker
Twilight, and the Ocean Breaks
Twilight, and the ocean breaks…
As does my fragile heart.
I pray the Lord my soul to take,
Before I fall apart.

Twilight, and the ocean breaks,
As does my body, frail,
I beg to sleep and not awake…
I plead to no avail.

Twilight and the ocean breaks,
As does my brittle mind,
At last I rest, in sweet sedate,
And leave the night behind.

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by RichWithey

As The Ocean Breaks

Twilight, and the ocean breaks

A world in turmoil, like the heart that breaks

On rocks as ragged as broken bones

Ships seek shelter like orphans from broken homes

Like the lost and weary, the misguided sailing in the eerie...

Of the unsettled ink that whispers on your thoughts

A puzzle of your mind, fragmented by crosses and naughts

Solutions and stories that remain untold

Hidden on the waves for a moment before they fold

And renew...

Like thoughts disrupted and clarity disguised

The ocean of the soul refuses to carry lies

And so we come to this

A revelation in the mists

Of dark and stormy waters that purify...

Clarify?

Make ready for tales that no one knew

From broken vessels that ignored the lighthouse guiding lights

We find entertainment in the wreckage of firelight

And begin to write from secret shores

Calmer waters that make their own laws

We scrawl new histories of brighter days

Enlightened nights that follow the unforgiving sun and it's haze

We choose days to fade away

Step back from the world and play

New games, word games, puzzles and rhymes

These are the pages and these are our times

As we inspire

Set fire to the night

And party to twilight as the ocean breaks...

© Richard Withey. All rights reserved.

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by RichWithey
As The Ocean Breaks
Twilight, and the ocean breaks
A world in turmoil, like the heart that breaks
On rocks as ragged as broken bones
Ships seek shelter like orphans from broken homes
Like the lost and weary, the misguided sailing in the eerie...
Of the unsettled ink that whispers on your thoughts
A puzzle of your mind, fragmented by crosses and naughts
Solutions and stories that remain untold
Hidden on the waves for a moment before they fold
And renew...
Like thoughts disrupted and clarity disguised
The ocean of the soul refuses to carry lies
And so we come to this
A revelation in the mists
Of dark and stormy waters that purify...
Clarify?
Make ready for tales that no one knew
From broken vessels that ignored the lighthouse guiding lights
We find entertainment in the wreckage of firelight
And begin to write from secret shores
Calmer waters that make their own laws
We scrawl new histories of brighter days
Enlightened nights that follow the unforgiving sun and it's haze
We choose days to fade away
Step back from the world and play
New games, word games, puzzles and rhymes
These are the pages and these are our times
As we inspire
Set fire to the night
And party to twilight as the ocean breaks...


© Richard Withey. All rights reserved.
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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by Jessi

The night I walked into the ocean.

Twilight, and the ocean breaks.

The sun and moon

kiss one another "hello",

before letting go~

delaying no goodbyes.

Soft glowing light fades in half,

giving into the wane;

while my tongue turns red,

touching my lips through translucent greens.

Bottled for one, it goes down

in my own painted canvas;

I find myself drenched like Drenthe-

out, on the three lands;

where a "little painter fellow"

bid his troubled lover, farewell.

The oceans legend sage, beckons me;

salt burns and peels me down-

undressed, and stripped

of my regretful goodbyes.

I turn to drop;

to walk out;

to plunge~

and I do ....

and it's breathtaking.

Unprotected in the night;

all alone, I tumble.

The ominous cold shadows, biting into me; aware of the suffocating waves,

and my failures- they seem so limitless,

so deep, that they

seem to take root of my feet.

Coarse debris delivers pieces;

a valediction forms to flow through me,

in a crystal awakening.

A crushing blue force~

scraping it all away; and

lastly, relinquishing me.

While twilight turns out the night,

everything becomes dark~

and clear;

and quiet ....

I stand up ....

I walk out of the ocean ....

It was exhausting to love you.

And now,

I have exhausted all goodbyes.

~Jessi(image and poem)

#nightdwellers

#beginningline

#freeverse

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///// Nightdwellers 'Beginning Line' Challenge (April) ///// Write a piece of literature with the beginning line ‘Twilight, and the ocean breaks…’ Tag it #nightdwellers #beginningline. http://www.facebook.com/groups/NightdwellersWrites/
Written by Jessi
The night I walked into the ocean.
Twilight, and the ocean breaks.
The sun and moon
kiss one another "hello",
before letting go~
delaying no goodbyes.
Soft glowing light fades in half,
giving into the wane;
while my tongue turns red,
touching my lips through translucent greens.
Bottled for one, it goes down
in my own painted canvas;
I find myself drenched like Drenthe-
out, on the three lands;
where a "little painter fellow"
bid his troubled lover, farewell.
The oceans legend sage, beckons me;
salt burns and peels me down-
undressed, and stripped
of my regretful goodbyes.
I turn to drop;
to walk out;
to plunge~
and I do ....
and it's breathtaking.
Unprotected in the night;
all alone, I tumble.
The ominous cold shadows, biting into me; aware of the suffocating waves,
and my failures- they seem so limitless,
so deep, that they
seem to take root of my feet.
Coarse debris delivers pieces;
a valediction forms to flow through me,
in a crystal awakening.
A crushing blue force~
scraping it all away; and
lastly, relinquishing me.
While twilight turns out the night,
everything becomes dark~
and clear;
and quiet ....
I stand up ....
I walk out of the ocean ....
It was exhausting to love you.
And now,
I have exhausted all goodbyes.

~Jessi(image and poem)
#nightdwellers
#beginningline
#freeverse
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Written by Jasper

Look Out Below

Twilight,

And the ocean breaks

On the rocky cliff face

Beneath

My feet

Clinging to the dry ground,

The stronghold is collapsing

As the stinging salty spray reaches

My eyes

Reflecting back the full rising moon,

As the dark sea twists in pain

Longing for me to jump,

Submerge

My whole being in its embrace

Swirl into a blissful abyss

And let the pressure hold me down,

My soul

Captivated by the rhythmic roar

Craves the taste of brine and ice,

Sharp needle stabs of pain,

My mind,

Rebels, aches for release

From this wicked, twilight trance

That binds me in an eternal dance,

Tempting,

As the ocean breaks

On the rocky cliff face

Below

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Written by Jasper
Look Out Below
Twilight,
And the ocean breaks
On the rocky cliff face
Beneath

My feet
Clinging to the dry ground,
The stronghold is collapsing
As the stinging salty spray reaches

My eyes
Reflecting back the full rising moon,
As the dark sea twists in pain
Longing for me to jump,

Submerge
My whole being in its embrace
Swirl into a blissful abyss
And let the pressure hold me down,

My soul
Captivated by the rhythmic roar
Craves the taste of brine and ice,
Sharp needle stabs of pain,

My mind,
Rebels, aches for release
From this wicked, twilight trance
That binds me in an eternal dance,

Tempting,
As the ocean breaks
On the rocky cliff face
Below
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Written by Dream

Ocean

Twilight, and the ocean breaks

Feels the weight of her mistakes

Remembers tides of long ago

The people she's tossed to and fro. 

Too many people have been lost, 

She thinks too much of what it costs

To feel this burden on her shore

Tens of millions, maybe more. 

Tsunamis, waves, so many dead

She shudders, full of regret

Uncontrolled, she tries to sit still

But waters burst forth for another kill.

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Written by Dream
Ocean
Twilight, and the ocean breaks
Feels the weight of her mistakes
Remembers tides of long ago
The people she's tossed to and fro. 
Too many people have been lost, 
She thinks too much of what it costs
To feel this burden on her shore
Tens of millions, maybe more. 
Tsunamis, waves, so many dead
She shudders, full of regret
Uncontrolled, she tries to sit still
But waters burst forth for another kill.
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Written by chainedinshadow

Twilight, and the Ocean Breaks

The day is over

With it goes my 

Imaginations,

Love,

Ideas,

Glory, but mainly my

Hope, because 

Today my heart was crushed.

A wandering fragile butterfly,

Not too different from myself,

Does not stand a chance in the brutal world outside

These walls that protect me,

Hide me, help me to

Escape.

Oceans of sorrow flow,

Covering me in their tide,

Escape seems impossible,

And mainly because I do

Not try.

Because it's better to drown in sorrow,

Rather than to die in a false sense of

Euphoria that will not last,

And I don't think that I can ever the 

Kind who is always happy, 

So I don't try.

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Written by chainedinshadow
Twilight, and the Ocean Breaks

The day is over
With it goes my 
Imaginations,
Love,
Ideas,
Glory, but mainly my
Hope, because 
Today my heart was crushed.

A wandering fragile butterfly,
Not too different from myself,
Does not stand a chance in the brutal world outside

These walls that protect me,
Hide me, help me to
Escape.

Oceans of sorrow flow,
Covering me in their tide,
Escape seems impossible,
And mainly because I do
Not try.

Because it's better to drown in sorrow,
Rather than to die in a false sense of
Euphoria that will not last,
And I don't think that I can ever the 
Kind who is always happy, 
So I don't try.
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