The waves pull in and the waves pull out

And the sea's hand cups your sturdy boat

I cannot take to the sea to roam

So must walk back in the dust alone

Back on the path that leads to home

And turning there hear the gulls far cries

As time and circumstance separates lives

You have no choice you have to go

I have no choice life welds it so

And the sun will set and the sun will rise

And the clouds change shapes

And the winds will sigh

  • Author: Lorna (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 10th, 2019 18:06
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 95
  • Users favorite of this poem: Fay Slimm., Laura🌻.


  • psychofemale

    loved the rhyme patten here 🙂 it painted a lovely picture for me 🙂

    • Lorna

      So happy you liked it!

    • Goldfinch60

      Great emotive write Lorna.

      • Lorna

        Morning Andy........ thank you!

      • orchidee

        A fine write Lorna. Ok, I'll stay. I won't go. You won't be sad. heehee.

        • Lorna

          You are as constant as the Northern Star Orchi...............good day to you!

        • Fay Slimm.

          The flow and appeal of this poignant verse stays long after the read - - - you have captured the essence of parting and its sad effect on each partner - - excellent work Lorna - and into my faves with this little gem.

          • Lorna

            It's a treat when you fav Fay... thank you!

          • Laura🌻

            Good morning, Lorna!

            Glad to “see” you!
            “Separations” are difficult and sad to bear...especially from a loved one!
            You’ve superbly penned words that touch my heart along with James Taylor’s rendition of “The Water Is Wide”!

            The following words from a different version of “The Water Is Wide” are for you...

            “As I look out
            across the sea
            a Bright horizon beckons me
            And I am called to do my best
            and be the most
            that I can be.”

            With much love...


          • Lorna

            Aren't you kind - thanks L..... if you watch the video on Youtube there are comments and one is about more verses that JT left out and it's actually a much sadder song than we think it is..... she jilts him. I'm having more trees cut down today - getting rid of potential weapons of mass destruction..... happy buzz saws going .... sounds like a swarm of bees .... would almost believe it is summer if I didn't step outside to 27 F......... hope you had wonderful holidays ....

            • Laura🌻

              I did watch it on YouTube and you’re right about the song! I didn’t want to mention the sad part more than I had to...considering the situation (not the jilting part, of course)!
              My holidays were great, thank you!
              Relatives from three continents! Great company along with great food! Thank you for asking!

            • 🐤s.zaynab.kamoonpuri🌷🐦😽

              A separation poem? Hope it's not forever or it is for mutual happiness and necessity then it's not so sad. The poem does express in sighs and soulful tinge. Kudos for the poetry.

              Nice to read from u again,
              Pleez do review/comment my newest poem too . Best wishes,

            • siranswerer

              reminiscent of irish song, reminder of lost long forgotten things

            • Lorna

              I sometimes think forgetting would be a blessing.........

            • DesertWords

              For many years I said away on a ship. I've stood at the rail with damp eyes and watch the pier disappear. Goodbyes are hard. Hellos are wonderful. Thank you.

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