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Lost on a Starless Sea

You showed me a place where willows leaned, With fields of jade and kelly green, You showed me rivers cool and slow, Where dandelion wishes go. Safe and warm, And sunny. I thought myself above such things, And left in search of brighter springs. A bigger, better place than ours, Running off to follow stars. Leaving you, Behind. But darling now that starlight’s dying, I’m left here like a child crying, A lifecraft lost on stormy seas, Without the starlight guiding me, I'm completely, And entirely alone. There’s no more stars and it’s not yet day, I feel my lifecraft drifting 'way, Unseen thunder taunting me, A child lost on starless sea. It's dark, And I'm afraid. Please, just say we'll be ok, We'll rendezvous on land some day, Somewhere safe, where willows lean, In fields of jade and kelly green.

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Date: 2/17/2020 7:10:00 AM
I really enjoyed reading this poignant tale: As intense as the colour kelly green is itself. Well done!
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Olivia Culleton
Date: 2/18/2020 9:14:00 AM
Thank you so much! I feel that the emotion is best felt in the third stanza.
Date: 2/3/2020 1:24:00 PM
You are very talented, loved this poetic tale. The ending is fantastic.
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Olivia Culleton
Date: 2/3/2020 1:54:00 PM
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed. I tried to end it with a look back at what once was taken for granted.