Wednesday, July 17, 2013

My Andromeda



She looked at me without guile

The pretence was over

And we both knew it

And the sadness in her eyes

Made me want to hold her close

But those time were past

I thought I had saved her

From a ravening beast

But she like I was human

How many tears were shed

How many lies were told

Our assignments were now over

Our orbits were no longer in alignment

Our allotted time together was passed

She would hurtle off into space

There I would no longer be welcome

I would traverse the universe

A Perseus in desperate pursuit

In my search for another Andromeda

And the twinkle in her eye

Like the sparkle of a distant star

Would be all that was left for me.

11 comments:

  1. And the twinkle in her eye
    Like the sparkle of a distant star
    Would be all that was left for me

    A classic narration of the parting that will invariably happen. Love your use of the mythology characters, oldegg! Nicely!

    Hank

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  2. Lose one find another.Interchangeable. Your neck of the woods is teeming with Andromedas so I believe.

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  3. "Another one bites the dust" Old Egg!! One gone and more to go!! ;) I see the twinkle in your eye!!

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  4. Oh, I just love those last 3 lines...

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  5. "I would traverse the universe
    A Perseus in desperate pursuit
    In my search for another Andromeda"

    I'm a wannabe sci-fi chick. :-)

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  6. And the twinkle in her eye
    Like the sparkle of a distant star
    Would be all that was left for me.
    Lovely lines and very accurate for moving on, I love the way your poetry flows and tells a story.

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  7. I know people who have lived their entire lives that way. It's fun for awhile, but eventually becomes exhausting.

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  8. Well done, indeed. Enjoyed a Perseus in desperate pursuit.

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  9. Retrospectively, it sounds like the end of my first marriage. We divorced civilly and have since ended up friends. The kids don't have to worry about Mom and Dad having a big row at holidays, and he and my current husband get along well too.
    I can recall what I saw in my first husband, although at this point I can't fathom exactly how I fell in love with him.

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  10. a sad love lost. Hopefully the search will bring new stars along the search!

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  11. A Perseus in desperate pursuit
    In my search for another Andromeda
    And the twinkle in her eye
    Like the sparkle of a distant star
    Would be all that was left for me. - Magic and fantasy. Loved it.

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