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Wayward Child

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Wayward Child

Ah, memory is a fickle lover succumbing to the tide
grasping for the grains of sentiment sometimes left.
In cold or torrid waves, spent passions now abide
for you have left me, long ago, I'm now, alone bereft.

Grasping for the grains of sentiment sometimes left:
beside a roaring bonfire, where sparks on night winds glide;
for you have left me, long ago, I'm now alone, bereft.
I huddle in a dune's dark shade with nothing left inside.

Beside a roaring bonfire, where sparks on night winds glide,
we conceive a wayward child, a changeling child, a thief. 
I huddle in a dune's dark shade with nothing left inside,
as the waves of age and ages, return only grief.

We conceive a wayward child, a changeling child, a thief. 
In cold or torrid waves, spent passion now abides,
as the waves of age and ages, return only grief,
ah, memory is a fickle lover succumbing to the tide.



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  1. Date: 5/23/2013 7:31:00 AM
    This is Beautiful Debbie, I just started experimenting with this form and I really like it. I am glad I have a chance to read this stunning example.

  1. Date: 9/1/2012 10:15:00 AM
    debbie, congratulations in Joann's "copy cat contest" have yourself a great day.. ~LUV~PD

  1. Date: 8/31/2012 3:18:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Great one to copy...Sara

  1. Date: 8/30/2012 6:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in Joann's "Copy Cat" contest Debbie. Sorry to be late commenting. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:18:00 AM
    nice pantoum ...congrats

  1. Date: 8/28/2012 9:05:00 AM
    You were inspired indeed,.........and as always, I am moved by your words, as I am by Charles' beautiful poetry. Congratulations are well deserved to both of you!

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 11:19:00 PM
    WOW! and OW OW OW. Sad beyond belief. Congrats on the win, whata fab pantoum. I must go read Charle's ... even if it is way way way past bedtime. hugs, Cyndi --- will soupie you tomorrow night. Had a project I had to do for hubby tonight. PS-- There is a weight to ocean, a heaviness that really fits this sad subject

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 5:23:00 PM
    FAVE too.

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 5:21:00 PM
    WOW, amazing. one of the best on the list, Debs!! How cool that you emulated CHarles. Hopefully I'll remember to tack down this poem of his after I go thru the winners' list. BIG congrats to you. (seems like a gypsy you are describing)

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 1:13:00 PM
    I enjoyed this pantoum very much - a difficult poetry form to pull off successfully. Congratulations on your win, Debbie. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 12:57:00 PM
    A particularly good pantoum. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 8/10/2012 11:32:00 PM
    Better to have a wayward child than nothing at all - I would rather carry a cross rather than emptiness - I respect the imagery and lamentation - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 8/9/2012 10:03:00 AM
    Wonderful poem a wonderful form, written by a wonderful poet,

  1. Date: 8/8/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Wow! deb! This is so awesome. It is so true that time is a fickle lover that spawns a wayward child. You've done a wonderful job with this pantoum. Love it! Love and hugs, Catie :)