Bottles in the Sea | Poem by David Michael Jackson

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Oh one who passes messages by bottles in the sea
Can you see me?
Can you hear me?
Oh one who passes dreams across the wind
Can you see me?
Can you hear me?
Maybe yes in the morning and
no in the afternoon
and maybe tonight
we will ride the wind.

These are bottles in the sea,
sealed by small hands of children
too young or too old
to struggle with answers or questions.

May we all still be young enough
to roll our message into the bottle.
May we all be careful with the sealing.
May we have enough faith
to throw it with all our might.

Oh one who passes messages by bottles in the sea
Can you hear me?
Can you see me?
Oh one who passes dreams across the wind
Can you see me?
Can you hear me?
Maybe yes in the morning and
no in the afternoon
and maybe tonight
we will ride the wind.

Messages in Bottles in the Sea Copyright © 2000 by David Michael Jackson, Originally published here
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