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Friday, 23 August 2013

TO A LOST LOVE

Is there ever a time you care
that I am no longer there?
And have your nights ever been
haunted by my face unseen?

Or have you forgotten that distant time
when you promised you'd always be mine:
how as we strolled hand-in-hand
along Sandwood Bay upon golden sand,
you stopped to hug me close to you
and ask if I could love you too?
Oh how we loved upon that shore -
how all night long I begged for more...

So what went wrong between then and now?
For I cannot pinpoint exactly how
it fell apart and broke my heart,
and we were forced to live apart.

And I wonder if that lonely shore
will harbour the phantoms for evermore
of two young lovers from an earlier time
who dance there still to the surf's endless rhyme.
 

16 comments:

  1. Ah the broken promises of love...can be painful indeed. You captured it quite perfectly here my friend.

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  2. Oh thank you Keith...I guess we've all been here sometime or another.
    Seems to me it's an inescapable part of being alive!

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  3. "And I wonder if that lonely shore
    will harbor the phantoms for evermore
    of two young lovers from an earlier time
    who dance there still to the surfer's endless rhyme."

    Wonderfully expressed lines .... To A Lost Love, to a young
    love.
    I don't think we ever forget those we have loved or lost.
    But broken hearts can mend, thank the heavens for that.
    I hope yours has, Ygraine

    Margie
    xx

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    1. Thank you Margie...yes, I think mine has - except each loss undoubtedly does leave a scar deep inside, doesn't it?
      It helps to get the memory out of my head and into words though.
      xxx

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  4. *surf's*
    sorry for the error

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    1. Haha:D...so glad it isn't just me!
      xxx

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  5. I feel the undertow in this. A sweet lament.

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  6. oh Love only exist in Heaven but sometimes i read real Love is in the leaving...what a lovely lovely sad and lonely and yearnings your words embraced it all

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    1. Yes...I can see that now. Love can be a paradox - more deeply felt after it is lost!
      Thank you so much Lorraine:)

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  7. Wonderful poem. Had me thinking times I thought would never change.. But of course, they did.

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    1. ...and there lies the poignancy!
      If only we could fully appreciate what we have whilst still with the person...or perhaps I am the only one to see it this way?!
      Thank you Anthony.:)

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  8. Visually gorgeous..and especially the last words are entrancing...such deep beauty and imagery in all that you share and create!
    Stunning poetry..wildly beautiful!!
    HUgs kindred
    Victoria

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  9. I find your words so incredibly moving, Victoria...they mean so much to me.
    Thank you, from the heart.

    Hugs & Blessings xxx

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  10. Wow, This is incredibly beautiful, sad, but beautiful!

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