Lorna

Separations



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

Comments8

  • OUTBACK

    NOT SO MUCH SAD* as ICONICALLY* - IRONIC* . . .

    • Lorna

      Thanks for making it a fav Outback......

    • Claudelle DeLuna

      Great poem! Lorna
      liked the art & music too
      😊

      • Lorna

        Thanks so much!

      • 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...

                ~Laura~

              • 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!



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