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Love-tide

Just a smile, a muffled snow-quiet one, deafening in its silence when hearts ache at parting, and dreams crash on barren shores - the ebb and flow of love-tides cease to surge. The sails of our ship were whiplashed by storms, still I held on to dignity unfazed, a saving grace biding steadfast with me, and I was not sucked into your abyss. We played a circle game of loves and hates, a love-tide maze infinite and daunting, no sense chasing after dreams beyond reach. We shrugged off cloaks of false sensuality. Love’s intoxication have been heady, but like tides in seas battled by tempests we were carried away from safe anchor, struggled futilely and not finding land. Now our love-tides are soothing, finding calm, conflicts resolved, forgotten, forgiven. The future beckons - an alluring path for us to explore. We have moved on. @jjote 022521

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Date: 2/28/2021 3:03:00 PM
A great poetic comparison of a relationship on rough seas to a ship on rough seas. Enjoyed the read.
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Josefina Costales
Date: 3/7/2021 2:16:00 PM
Thanks Robert. Glad you read it.
Date: 2/28/2021 1:13:00 PM
I can tell this is from a true poet's heart. Yes, in life love gives and it takes away. In its taking we must see the truth of life. That as fallen imperfect creatures we are prone to temptations, irrational fears, jealousy, lying and mistrust. True love overcomes man's weakness and holds tight to its depths and faith. A fav and a gem. God bless.
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Josefina Costales
Date: 2/28/2021 2:35:00 PM
Appreciate your insights and feelings on the poem.
Date: 2/28/2021 3:09:00 AM
written from the heart ...
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Josefina Costales
Date: 2/28/2021 2:34:00 PM
Thanks Kai - this is my heartfelt appreciation
Date: 2/26/2021 8:30:00 AM
A lovely poem on love lost. Smartly done. I loved your opening stanza a lot.
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Josefina Costales
Date: 2/26/2021 9:36:00 AM
Thanks Victor for reading. Appreciate