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Love's Journey

Two glistening bodies writhing torridly 
on sparkling white sand under a lover's beckoning moon 
savagely captured in the intertwining vines 
of surrendering passion and unquenchable lust
rocking to the penetrating rhythm 
of the waves lashing against the surf in endless repeat
hopelessly adrift on the sea of their own love 
swept away by the emotional vitriol of a tide within 
living only in the torrent of now not knowing or caring 
what the breaking light of dawn will bring.

Will the loving hands of destiny scoop our lovers up
and hold them securely against her breasts, 
or will they be snared in the treacherous whirlpool 
of deception and spiral helplessly downward?
Will their love be a enduring living masterpiece for all to admire and emulate,
or will it be a frozen monument to what once was forever to dwell in love's abyss?

With their frail hands clasped together two aging lovers walk along a moonlit beach
remembering a night long ago when their desires caressed the sand under their feet
forever mindful of the divine intervention 
that helped them along life's perilous journey.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




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Date: 12/15/2016 8:26:00 AM
Hi Kim, I thoroughly enjoyed this well written piece. It was so passionate and filled with a love that most people only dream about. Amazing imagery as well. I agree love is a journey, It's good to see that the characters in this write went on a long journey.Congratulations on your win . It was well deserved.Thanks for taking us on their journey. A without a doubt seven:-) Alexis
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Date: 12/15/2016 8:38:00 AM
I wrote this comment before I saw your video. I enjoyed the background infor regarding what inspired you to write this poem. You did a good job answering some of the questions you got about the poem.I always enjoy when people read their poems, because it takes the poem on another level. In my mind it gives it life:-) Alexis
Date: 5/30/2013 3:02:00 PM
Kim congratulations on the win. Intense and deep passion written here. An exception poem warm Smiles, Connie
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/31/2013 5:14:00 AM
Thank You Connie!
Date: 5/29/2013 11:10:00 PM
The young look at the older generation and cant imagine that in their youth the flame burnt just as hotly. Memories never fade. Hope burns eternal.. Loved your poem .....Seren
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/30/2013 4:26:00 AM
Thank You! Kim
Date: 5/29/2013 9:54:00 PM
Love is definitely a passionate journey,you captured that extremely well! Love the line' swept away by the emotional vitriol of a tide within'....congrats on an terrific write and win! Hugs
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/30/2013 4:25:00 AM
I thank You for your comment and mentioning the line with "vitriol" in it because that one I worried over a bit. I wanted to illustrate extreme intensity here which I accomplished, but the word worried me because it is to often heard in connection with violence or violent uprising. I am glad my gamble paid off. Kim
Date: 5/29/2013 6:54:00 PM
Nicely done. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/29/2013 8:38:00 PM
Thank You! Kim
Date: 5/29/2013 6:40:00 PM
Very well written. Congrats on your well deserved win. AO
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/29/2013 8:38:00 PM
Thank You! Kim
Date: 5/28/2013 8:50:00 PM
Hello Kim, thank you for the deep and wonderful entry. Congratulations, with your awesome poem. Goodnight~LINDA
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Date: 5/23/2013 7:34:00 PM
Passionate, romantic and inspired by divine lasting love. More beautifully written than could possibly be imagined. The ending certainly made this a masterpiece. :)
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/24/2013 2:32:00 AM
I appreciate your very lovely comment Kim
Date: 5/22/2013 2:13:00 PM
a most pasionate read that unleashes words of tenderness and fire... grreat job!..:) hugggs
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Date: 5/22/2013 2:46:00 PM
Thank You Nette! I always appreciate all the compliments folks send my way. When you guys nail what I was aiming for in a piece, it feels especially good and you did that here. "Dear Rosebud" is another very beautiful and intense piece that I wrote recently.
Date: 5/20/2013 10:07:00 AM
- True love is beautiful, and it is also your poem Kim! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)
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Kim Morrison
Date: 5/20/2013 10:22:00 AM
Thank You Anne-Lise! Kim
Date: 5/20/2013 9:03:00 AM
You present some intensely necessary questions here. "Living only in the torrent of now"...hell yeah. Nicely done!
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Date: 5/20/2013 9:45:00 AM
I want to thank you for the comment Drake and I love that you quoted a line that was particularly vexing to me. As a fellow poet, you can appreciate how difficult it can be finding the perfect words for a line. It has taken me a week or more on a line to arrive at what I want to say. Kim
Date: 5/20/2013 8:58:00 AM
This is lovely! So glad that love wins in the end. Very descriptive and passionate! :)
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Date: 5/20/2013 9:57:00 AM
I thank you for the wonderful comment Eileen. When I write I see myself as a painter, words are my colors and how I use them are my brush strokes. No one wants to read a boring piece of poetry anymore than they want to look at a boring painting. Kim