Message in a Bottle


Oceans fill my eyes when I watch Message in a Bottle (1999, rated PG-13, 131 minutes). If you’re a Nicholas Sparks fan, you already know what I’m talking about. Kevin Costner, Robin Wright Penn, and Paul Newman bring Sparks’ love story to life.


This poem is my “Thumbs Up” review:

In our too brief times together
we learned so much,
and said so little,
we opened
our separate lives
to each other.

Your memory of her
was so much for you,
and too much for me.
We could not know
how to say
“give me time…”,
and so we parted…

…and now, alone, I know,
you went out to blue water,
to say goodbye to your memory of her,
one last time…

…alone, alone,
I know that you tried to save a family
from their wrecked boat,
and you went down in the storm.

Oceans fill my eyes
as I try not to start thinking
that I won’t see you again.

I’ll put this message in a bottle,
and drop it into your blue water,
and you alone
will have my last “I love you.”

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