Wave Of Promise

Hi Everyone,

This weeks blog is a poem. It’s a message, so I hope it reaches who it’s meant to…the seas of the internet are a large space these days. 🙂

Wishing you all a warm and pleasant week ahead.

Tikarma. Xxx



Wave of Promise


Wave Of Promise



Within cross currents within a whirlpool

We are.

Twirling, in a dance of survival beyond our control.

In the fray and grapple to wrench oneself free I saw you.

In me you saw a part of you

In you I saw a part of me.

There is friendship here, we are both survivors

 And I know if I extended just the right kind of support

I knew you would take it and pull yourself free.

So I reached out to you

but I was taken under by these wretched seas

That carried me half a world away to land on foreign shores.


It takes time to make the journey back

To find the wood and binding

To make the boat

 Carve a paddle


Row over high seas and dead waters back to where you twirl.


To find

My paddle is too short,

My boat too unsteady.

Then my paddle is too thick for you to grasp

 And my boat breaks in an onslaught of waves

And again…my paddle too weak, it snaps and my boat…a devastaing leak!


It’s a vicious cycle

Constantly being swept under

I can only hope you understand.

I am friend and what it means, despite these constant drownings

And one of these days I promise.

I promise  I will find the right boat

The right kind of paddle

To help pull you free

So we can sit together with some sense of safety

Over seas and dead waters

And arrive safely to walk a more harmonious journey

On familiar shores.



© 2013 Tikarma Vodicka.



10 thoughts on “Wave Of Promise

  1. Hey Tiki,

    I changed my name on this account and I forgot what user name I used…I can be so silly.

    I really like this and I can totally relate but I think of it more as we are on the right boat, waiting for others like us to join.

    You’re a great friend and if others can’t see that, well then that’s too bad for them. xoxoxo


    1. Hi Diana,

      Thank you for taking the time out to read. 🙂

      I’ve had that happen to me a couple of times forgetting what I am, where. These days I stick with same name everywhere LOL…saves me forgetting. 🙂

      I’m thought you might be able to relate. I can certainly see that yes in our friendship it’s more like sailing the high seas together trying to spot others like us. 🙂

      I think all my friends know by now (I hope so :-/ ) that despite my inability to be consistant right now…I’m on my way!!! LOL
      I don’t know who this is for exactly but I guess they’ll know when they read it. 🙂

      *blushing* Thank you!
      You have been a dear and wonderful friend and I’m very grateful and feel blessed to have you in my life.

      ((BIG HUGS))

  2. Nice one Tiki, i too can relate…i too find sometimes when helping friends, we get swept under, but no matter what, we try again.. Sometimes it feels like there is no end to the waterfalls. Persistance is friendships best virtue…
    Thankyou for sharing.. I always look forward to seeing another email

    1. Hi Kym,
      Thanks for reading, and taking the time to comment. 🙂 I’m glad and very gratefulyou were able to relate to the poem and look forward to the blogs. 🙂
      I do agree, persistence is its own reward when it comes to frienships we treasure. 🙂 (((Hugs))) I hope you are beginning to feel better from the flu.
      Much love to you and the family.
      Tiki. Xox

  3. Oh Tikarma it is so lovely to be reading your words again and this poem just swept me away! It is beautiful, and I can relate to it in so many ways.

    It reminds me a little of a period in my life when I was trying desperately to be all things to all people all of the time. And that’s exhausting!

    Much love and
    (((WARM HUGS)))

    Christine xxxx

    1. Hi Christine,
      Thankyou so much for you most lovely response. It feels good to be writing again. 🙂
      I’m really glad this poem was relatable for you.
      I do agree it is exhausting trying to be everything for everyone. I learnt that mistake too. Sometimes it’s the right thing to put yourself first. You can’t help others effectively when you are in need and require healing yourself. 🙂
      It was a hard lesson for me to learn and one I still struggle with sonetimes.
      Thank you again.
      I hope you are doing well?
      With much love to you and yours
      (((Big Warm Hugs)))

  4. Tikarma,

    This is a poem which moved and comforted me deeply.

    It describes so well what friendship – true friendship, real friendship – is all about.

    I have a sign hung in my kitchen which says “Friends are the Family we meet along the way”
    I do know today who my true friends are, who are members of my family!!
    And I treasure each of them.

    You have been part of my family for some years now and nothing can or will change that.

    Come sit with me on the pier at Whitby where we can share a coffee and correct all sorts of wrongs. 🙂

    And in the meantime take good care of yourself

    and K’sOTC 🙂

    1. Hi David,
      Thankyou so much for your most moving response. It left me with a good tear in my eye.

      Friends indeed are the family we make and you are very much a loved member of my family and I continue to feel blessed to be a part of yours.(((BSH)))

      I would love nothing more than to sit on Whitby pier with you with a good cup of coffee. 🙂
      Thankyou. Your friendship is one I especially treasure.
      I hope you keeping well?
      and K’OTC 🙂

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