Saturday, July 4, 2015

I dream of soft sand



I dream of soft sand
Wet on my old toes
I've been here before
Many years have passed
Since you ran laughing in the surf

Our own deserted shore
Far from our beach shack
Only the gulls knew us
With the scuttling crabs
And the clinging wrack in the sea

Seaweed clung to you
Just like I would do
Wrapping you up tight
Giving you wet kisses
As you sighed with such happiness

I have not been back
To that beach of ours
There's salt in my tears
Still thinking of you
And always being together

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28 comments:

  1. a moving poem and i love the romantic yearning...beautiful...

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  2. So, heartfelt, It clearly shows the pain of loss and of beautiful memories once that were reality.

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  3. letting go is easy to say but very difficult to do. such a poignant poem, perhaps a 2nd chance may come. if not now, in next lifetime :)

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  4. Feelings can well travel the great divide but never can they be erased. Great lines oldegg!

    Hank

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  5. The seaweed/embrace and the saltwater/tear associations were fantastic.

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  6. Oh that's like a beautiful sadness...

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  7. Ah, sounds like a rather tragic end to those feelings
    and makes me wonder what happeneed to turn such a love.

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  8. Those memories do stay with a person, even though the happiness which once was has disappeared.

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  9. Sometimes we can will our dreams to take us to moments where we are happiest and where the soft sands and kisses still remain...perhaps it is best to visit them there..where time is held carefully for us to treasure

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  10. This is such a romantic piece.. :D

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  11. I loved this, you had imagery and emotion.

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  12. There are places like that where it might be too painful to go back to. I like the salt can be both sea and tears and the moving but not pathetic tone of your poem, oldegg.

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  13. Oh that's such a romantic place, a dreamlike place. Maybe going back would destroy it for you.

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  14. This is so moving, remembering the joy, her running laughing in the surf......the salt of your tears. This poem crept into my heart. I know such looking back. The joy that we had those years - the pain of having lost them.

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  15. The first verse, it invokes memories so easily. Nicely penned :)

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  16. so much longing in this one.. so beautiful thought, the way we can feel.

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  17. This is magnificent: "Seaweed clung to you
    Just like I would do"

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  18. this is so romantic. i enjoyed it and i could relate to the beach in it. very bittersweet.

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  19. Deep sadness here as even the soft sand can not draw you back Robin.

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  20. Isn't it wonderful though how the joyful memories come despite loss and yearning? I like knowing we will laugh again.

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  21. This is lovely ... so sweetly emotive. The delicate vibrancy with which you recall that bygone time is crafted so beautifully. A wonderful piece of writing.

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  22. Young love gone. The memories do hold us.

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  23. Oh, this encompasses both good and evil, beautiful and ugly..but, that breathes life. Beautiful poem.

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  24. such sweet memories, thanks for sharing this poem of revisiting
    happy you dropped in at my Sunday Lime

    much love...

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  25. Old Egg,

    Those salty tears brought fresh tears when I read your poem. Such a heartfelt and emotional revisit to that sandy beach of lovely memories..
    Eileen

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  26. Oh how sweet reminiscing an old love ... the ocean often conjures up romantic memories of past summers ... lovely :)

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  27. Sweet! ...and well composed.
    ZQ

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