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The Castaway and the Scribe

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The Castaway and the Scribe

Silent in a sturdy mountain shelter, she scribed
About the castaway who lived in her mind
Worn rebel looks, tall and slender
Flaxen hair, blue jeans and leather
Sunburned by life's storms, weathered

One golden day his soft blue eyes found a life renewed
Instant passion stirred, woes of a battered past blurred
Until reckless fate crashed the still ocean breeze
And threw him away into turbulant seas

Now cast aside on different paths
In silence, she scribes at the hourglass
While counting each grain of sand
She longs to sleep, marooned 
On his eternal island


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  1. Date: 12/28/2013 9:22:00 PM
    I love how you wrote this from a writer's perspective, and also described to us the inspiration that was on her mind. A very beautiful and creative poem, Karen! I enjoyed this very, very much!....Thank you so much for the great comments. I really do appreciate it! And, I hope that 2014 is a happy year for you!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 12/29/2013 5:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kelly, thank you for the detailed review. I'm glad you expressed this perspective. I appreciate your encouraging comments. Happy New Year !
  1. Date: 11/4/2013 5:32:00 AM
    Interesting topic and presentation..Enjoyed reading this one today..Thanks for the visit to my page with congrats.Sara

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 11/4/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sara, thank you for commenting.
  1. Date: 9/2/2013 10:31:00 PM
    honestly i can't fathom nor understanding what i am reading too many things clashing in my heads while reading this. .. . so i am lost but its very beautifully written. .

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 9/3/2013 6:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Danesh... a love gone on two different paths... thank you for reading :)
  1. Date: 8/1/2013 12:09:00 PM
    Well done. I think we all pine for things we cannot have. I have found that I should sometimes be careful what I wish for... together in loniness Kilmer

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 8/2/2013 11:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Kilmer, Pangs of lonliness visit occasionally. Thank you for relating ...have a great day :)
  1. Date: 6/16/2013 8:56:00 PM
    wow! I am deeply touched by your poem, so much ran through my mind when i read the ending. Karen, somehow I feel as if my inspiration was the breeze who has left me... wonderful and amazing... Linda

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/17/2013 3:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Linda, thank you for the beautiful comments. I appreciate your generosity :)
  1. Date: 5/29/2013 9:45:00 PM
    oh my this is splendid. I think it is the last poem of yours I had never seen. I am seeing an awesome one!

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 6/1/2013 2:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Andrea, thank you for your generous and most gracious review :)
  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:24:00 AM
    Sad poem here, but you got into the moment. It gives a unique perspective to it. I like your reply to Daniel. To be thankful for both joys and sorrows takes a lot of faith and forgiveness. Wishing you many years of happiness and health.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 5/11/2013 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Isaiah, thank you for the elegant words. I appreciate your thoughtfulness. Have a wonderful week!
  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:34:00 PM
    When I read this poem, I feel the warm embrace of my grandmother. Her suffering was great but her joy was much greater. No matter which appeared before her, she always kept that same warmness about her. Thank you for sharing such a delicate experience.

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/30/2013 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WOW, thank you for the generous comment. I value your perspective. Have a wonderful day
  1. Date: 4/2/2013 1:09:00 PM
    Karen welcome to the soup, I love this, it holds the reader till the very end, well done...David

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/20/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    David, thank you for the great review!
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 3:55:00 PM
    nicely penned Karen...best wishes

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/20/2013 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for reviewing. I appreciate the comment
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 5:18:00 AM
    Awesome poem, Karen. Love it! hugs, Catie :)

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/20/2013 5:36:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Catie, thank you so much for the nice review! Hugs back at you :)
  1. Date: 3/31/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Dear Karen, My Heart cries in agony as my eyes flood my withered cheeks with YOU and the sorrow in YOUR Heart. I feel YOUR POETIC POETRY's Portrait of loss and pain.YOU have touched my Heart and have helped me Heal I hope I may do the same for YOU. With LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER YOUR Eternal Liege...Harry

    Anglesey Avatar Karen Anglesey
    Date: 4/20/2013 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry, my heart holds deep sorrow but it also holds great joy and I am now very grateful for both! Thank you !