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Widow's Walk

The rail is cold beneath her palms,
Fingers curling, knuckles white.
Her face is smooth, expression calm,
Stomach burning, heartstrings tight.
The wood is worn, the floorboards creak -
Pacing footsteps through the night. 
By raging sea, her tired eyes seek
A hopeful glimpse, a hopeless sight.
And in her mind, his face is etched -
A distant memory from this height. 
With hair blown back and arms outstretched,
She appears ready to take flight. 

Copyright © Heather Ober

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  1. Date: 3/8/2013 6:23:00 AM
    This is leaves a lot to think about...will she fly?

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 8:10:00 PM
    Love it,,,,, reminds me of historical romance,,, which I used to read ;} Have a Merry Christmas Season ;}

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 7:04:00 AM
    Absolutly breathtaking and heartbeaking, Heather...So glad I was lucky enough to run across your poetry...I'm a fan! - Tim

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 6:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your HM Heather love xx

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:55:00 PM
    Heather, congratulations with your awesome the Skitty Skat Contest.... thank you for everything. ~Always & Forever~ PD

  1. Date: 12/9/2012 2:28:00 PM
    Congrats in my contest, . ~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/3/2012 6:25:00 PM
    I like this poem, Heather, and the rhymes work well.

  1. Date: 11/15/2012 5:17:00 PM
    great write Heather,love it,on the edge

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 3:07:00 PM
    wow, what a vivid portrait of a woman "on the edge" well done!!!!

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 1:01:00 PM
    I can just see this lady who is pacing hoping to see the ship come in with her man...Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 11/14/2012 11:33:00 AM
    this is well done. Your words paint the picture so vividly - JH

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 4:18:00 PM
    Please don't jump! Wow a lot of emotions here, well done!