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We Will Never Know

The sky was orange, red and peach
we strolled towards each other
on a deserted pebbled beach
a smile that got us talking
together slowly walking
till twilight crept unseen
then off reluctantly
on a deserted pebbled beach
we went our separate ways
but first a promise made
next day to meet in the same place.

The sky now yellow, mauve and blue
I stroll alone by water's edge
on a deserted pebbled beach
searching for a voice
a smile just out of reach
your presence unseen
where the surf briefly meets
the shore, only to recede
two souls forever out of reach
on a deserted pebbled beach
where a promise was made
and would break along the waves

was love not meant to grow?
we will never know....






A collaboration by Paul Callus & Kelly Deschler



Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 9/14/2014 3:40:00 PM
Congratulations Kelly!:) I would like to say a special thank you to all those who passed so many lovely comments with regards to both of us and our collab poem....very much appreciated. // paul
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/20/2014 1:01:00 AM
Thank you, Paul. I should say congratulations to you, too! :)
Date: 9/13/2014 7:43:00 PM
A beautiful collab and win...congrats
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/20/2014 12:37:00 AM
Thank you, Tim. Both Paul and I appreciate it very much!
Date: 9/13/2014 8:18:00 AM
Nicely collaborated write, congrats to both of you,
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/20/2014 12:29:00 AM
Thank you, Dr. Ram. Both Paul and I appreciate your kind comments very much!
Date: 9/12/2014 9:50:00 PM
Kelly very wonderful write! Great collaboration wid Paul,, was love not meant to grow,, we will never know,,, Yes it is obviously meant to grow my dear n still grows even if we part! Well that's my feeling! Congrats on huge win!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/20/2014 12:07:00 AM
Yes, love is always meant to grow, Dr. Upma. And I think it does continue to do so even after we part....Sometimes, things just don't work out the way we want them to, though.... Thank you for the kind congrats. Both Paul and I appreciate it so much!
Date: 9/12/2014 9:25:00 PM
Congratulations. Very beautiful, I wanted so much for him to show up.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/19/2014 11:53:00 PM
Thank you for the kind congrats, Brenda. Both Paul and I appreciate it very much. Maybe we will write a sequel one day where these two can meet up again....
Date: 9/12/2014 6:29:00 PM
A double grats for a double good tag team poem, Both of you, I am glad to share a spot with on the winners list :)
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/19/2014 1:38:00 AM
Thank you for the kind congrats. We appreciate it so much, Casarah! I am glad to be sharing a winning spot with you, too :)
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/14/2014 3:42:00 PM
Thank you Casarah!!! Glad to be sharing the same podium with you, too:)
Date: 9/12/2014 5:59:00 PM
While this may have been painted as an imaginary beach, I still ended up with sand in my shoes.... Great writing .... and congrats to you both..... Jake
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/19/2014 12:59:00 AM
Thank you for the nice comments and kind congrats, Jake. Both Paul and I appreciate it very much!.... It was so nice to hear from you again, my friend!
Date: 9/12/2014 1:59:00 PM
Kelly, Congratulations, on your awesome win. Thank you for supporting one of my latest contest. Enjoy my newest blog "A Senior Moment" if you'd like. LOVE LINDA
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Date: 9/7/2014 7:18:00 PM
I too have added this to my fav. Kelly Paul makes a wonderful partner. You two are seamless in your write. A great piece a wonderful team and the world is right. God Bless you both it takes too special souls to blend as you two have here.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/13/2014 1:14:00 AM
Thank you for the wonderful comments, Maurice. We appreciate them so much.... It was a great experience to write this poem with Paul. He is so kind and easy to work with. Sometimes, a collaboration doesn't work out too well, but everything just seemed to fall right into place for us.... Thank you once again for the fav. I'm so happy that you've been enjoying my poetry!
Date: 9/2/2014 9:29:00 AM
thank you for the wonderful reply Kelly. Linda
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Date: 8/29/2014 4:22:00 PM
HI Kelly ... do u know wat ! ...you are my favourite poet .....each n every poem of you so far i hav read ...so distinct , intense ..in a flow ..n straight ..this poem is beautiful .......was love not meant to grow! ...ah you are a great poet!
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 9/1/2014 9:25:00 PM
Thank you so much, Hina. I am really touched by your kind words! You are one of my favorite poets to read. I love your work!.... It was fun to collaborate with Paul on this poem, and I know that he will be pleased with these comments, too.
Date: 8/28/2014 3:10:00 PM
Interesting poem, Kelly. I enjoy the stroll and smiles, of what's up & out there... awesome write...Linda
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/31/2014 9:57:00 PM
Thank you very much, Linda. Both Paul and I appreciate your kind words!.... This was an interesting subject to write about. It's not usual for me, as you know. I think that is why I jumped at the chance, when Paul asked me to work on this poem with him.
Date: 8/27/2014 8:19:00 PM
WOW< Kelly, I seem to be missing a lot these days. Nice collaboration. SKAT
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Paul Callus
Date: 9/3/2014 4:05:00 PM
Thank you Skat! Your 'like' means a lot to us:) // paul
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/31/2014 12:35:00 PM
Thank you so much, SKAT. We really appreciate your kind comments. It is nice to see you back!.... It was a great experience working on this poem with Paul :)
Date: 8/27/2014 2:59:00 AM
A beautiful, romantic collaboration written by you and Paul, Kelly. Lainie
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/30/2014 5:30:00 PM
Thank you for the lovely comments, Lainie. It was a joy to write this poem with Paul. We are happy that you enjoyed it, too!
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/29/2014 10:46:00 AM
Many thanks Lainie! So glad you like it; Kelly is easy and fun to work with:) // paul
Date: 8/27/2014 1:38:00 AM
I like the way you have taken color and its associative symbolic meaning and woven such a thing of beauty. I know I've stood on such a shore awaiting someone who fails to show. Promises are sweet, but sometimes bitter, too.:( My congratulations to you and your collaborators !
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/30/2014 5:16:00 PM
I think everyone has been on both sides of a promise. Sometimes they work out, and sometimes, for some reason, they just don't.... Thank you very much for the great comments, Keith. We are happy that you enjoyed our collaboration. It was fun to work on this with such a creative and talented writer as Paul!
Date: 8/26/2014 8:45:00 AM
Coming here to visit you and enjoy once again this outstanding collaboration of yours my dear friend Kelly. I love it so much. You two are amazing poets. Thank you so much for sharing! Biggest hugs to you both. Belated thanks as well for your precious time visiting one of my humble writes. I'm so sorry if I dropped by only now 'cuz of time constraint for the past weeks. More blessings to u! love lots, Leonora
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/30/2014 5:05:00 PM
Thank you for your wonderful comments, as always. Paul and I really do appreciate it so much, Leonora.... I truly understand about having time constraints. I wish that I had more time to spend here, as well. I am always behind on my commenting! Hugs :)
Date: 8/25/2014 5:48:00 AM
Yes, we will never know. Sad. Excellent write. Enjoyed. Tfs
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/30/2014 4:34:00 PM
Thank you for the kind comments, Ravi. Both Paul and I appreciate it very much, and we are glad that you enjoyed our poem!
Date: 8/24/2014 2:47:00 AM
Sometimes people say "Soup" to me - meaning, I suppose that this web mag is no good. They re dead wrong. Is this a real beach? Very nice poem! Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/30/2014 4:21:00 PM
I agree, Matthew. Poetry Soup has to be the best poetry site that I have ever been on. The high level of talent that is among us, and the kindness shown, just does not exist anywhere else!.... Thank you for the nice comments. Both Paul and I appreciate it very much.... This could be about a real beach, but for this poem we just used an imaginary one! :)
Date: 8/23/2014 1:30:00 PM
Beautiful and sad. So it is a collaboration. Wow, you guys did magic together .
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Paul Callus
Date: 8/29/2014 10:49:00 AM
Thank you Andrea; love your comments:) // paul
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/29/2014 1:29:00 AM
Thank you for the lovely comments, Andrea. Both Paul and I appreciate it very much. It really was a great experience working and writing with Paul. :)
Date: 8/23/2014 5:18:00 AM
Ahh!! Great work..Enjoyed reading the collaboration between the two of you..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/27/2014 5:22:00 PM
Thank you for your kind visit, as well.... We are so glad that you enjoyed reading our collaboration, Sara. It was a joy to write this poem with Paul!
Date: 8/22/2014 8:51:00 PM
This is a seamless collaboration Kelly! Sometimes love grows strongest in unseen ways. This is a very scenic and poignant poem of love traveling, appearing to move on seperate waves, regardless, the sincere sadness has surfed my heart, I feel it. Kudos on the original metaphor of the surf and promise, that really delivered the sadness. J.A.B.
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/27/2014 1:16:00 PM
Thank you for your wonderful comments, Justin. I am so glad that you enjoyed our collaboration.... We wanted the sadness of a lost love to come through, and make the reader really feel the emotion. Those last few lines were almost not a part of our poem. Paul and I decided to add them at the last minute.
Date: 8/20/2014 5:27:00 AM
Excellent. An interesting write. Enjoyed. Tfs
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Kelly Deschler
Date: 8/23/2014 10:07:00 PM
Thank you very much, Ravi. I'm glad you enjoyed our poem!