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The Loss of Innocence

I remember…

Shimmering gold ribbons
Draped over the 
Glassy surface of the bay of Fundy
On a black see through
Summer night

I was new to love
Shy beneath your penetrating gaze
At a loss for words

And you…
Telling me my eyes spoke volumes
And the tears that welled up in them 
Against my will
Eventually falling over the edge of innocence
Into adolescence 
As your whispers
And my sighs
Melted on the rippling crest 
Of  those waves
That came softly 
To break upon the shore
As the pale moon looked down 
In utter silence

Author:  Elaine George
Written: June, 2014

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 6/30/2014 5:46:00 PM
Well done, Elaine! You managed to relive a special memory with innocence and emotional feelings that are painted by compelling phrases that flow all along the poem. Much enjoyed. // paul
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Date: 6/21/2014 11:13:00 AM
A romantic emotional write on memories of the past. Awesome. love phyl
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Date: 6/19/2014 2:33:00 PM
Eliane! What a very romantic and heart tickling poem you engraved I mean WOW..RRC
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Date: 6/9/2014 4:17:00 PM
Really emotional feel I got especially when you're overcome and tears fall as they please and there is nothing you can do! Very smooth write indeed.
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Date: 6/5/2014 9:39:00 AM
A soft and glowing write my friend.. One so very pleasing to read and ponder!! BBBBBBravo!!!!!!
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Date: 6/3/2014 4:56:00 PM
"That came softly to break upon the shore"..beautiful line ...Great write Lainie
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Elaine George
Date: 6/4/2014 6:00:00 AM
Thank you for taking the time to read my poetry and for your comments, Joseph. bfn Laainie
Date: 6/2/2014 1:59:00 PM
Ps., Being A Great Fan Of True Love It Seems Quite Fitting, To Favour Your Beautiful Painting ~
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Elaine George
Date: 6/2/2014 8:14:00 PM
Thank you for your kind comments, but it is not nearly as beautiful a love poem as yours 'The Velvet Rose'. Elaine
Date: 6/2/2014 1:54:00 PM
Draped, Innocence, Whispers, Rippling, Silence ~ A Painting In Gentle Hues; Soft Pastel Colours ~ Says Quite A Bit About Your Love, Beautiful Elaine...One Can Picture Her Soft Moonlight; Gazing, At Such Beauty....Love, Jeremy *
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Date: 6/2/2014 1:20:00 PM
An evolved use of language and mellow sense of love's veiled meaning are always very engaging... simply delightful, lanie,, huggs
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