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Standing on this sun-soaked beach without you, sea splashes mix with salty tears that the gentle wind brushes from my cheek. My toes curl into the soft white sand as they did whenever you caressed me. Is it a mistake to return so soon, whence the last strands of happiness lie? I blight this place which you once graced, laying lithe and golden on its shore, out dazzling the sun with your luster. Laughter from unknowing revellers offends me and I fix my gaze to past horizons, where my passion knew no end, before this shroud of misery enveloped me, In an echo of your pall. Crisp white sheets filled with fragrant breezes Glide the distant yachts to quiet harbours Safe from storms they’ll rest peacefully, like you. Whilst I remain, marooned in turmoil. At sea. At loss. Alone.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 9/18/2014 10:47:00 AM
Hi Kaye, Very passionate, sad, and full of imagery. It's interesting to me how we often address the same subjects in a different way. Take a minute to read 'Lovers Lost'. My take on it. Thanks, Jim
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Kaye Locke
Date: 9/18/2014 11:06:00 AM
Thanks Jim. I wrote this as part of a writing challenge linked to my blog site. There are ,any if us writing on the same subject every day for a month, and it is absolutely fascinating to see all the different approaches. I'll definitely check out your poem.
Date: 9/18/2014 10:35:00 AM
Very sad Kaye but so nicely written with do much heart and emotions and can feel your pain in this poem. Been there and done that! I can relate to you. Wish you well! Cheers! xxx D.
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Kaye Locke
Date: 9/18/2014 11:04:00 AM
Hi Dorian. Many thanks for your comments, though I have to own up, that this is fiction!