That Last Time Look


That Last Time Look


Although far more

than just

a casual glance ..

But less intense

than a dedicated

stare, of course ..

That last time look

simply cut him up ..

How he so

very much wished

he had gone

blind long before

she had time to cast

it ashore,  

from the bow of the

craft that which

then bore her name ..

  • Author: Neville (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 29th, 2022 01:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: When the end is in sight, for shore .. (note, there are no spelling errors in this little box :)
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 71
  • User favorite of this poem: Rocky Lagou.


  • orchidee

    It shore is a good write - spelling mistake intended in this comment. lol.

    • Neville

      I sea ........................ 🙂

      • orchidee

        You met Miss Ticipation yet? or again?!

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      • Doggerel Dave

        The distance, the the resultant emptiness (will it ever be filled again?)
        Not particularly worried if I got this wrong, Nev. I found plenty to cogitate over.

        • Neville

          well spotted you old dog ......... 🙂

        • Fay Slimm.

          Ah -is it a boat or a woman I wonder -- the sadness of love's final adieu intrigues yet again mon ami. This glimpse of endings only your pen can poem so very enthrallingly...........x

          • Neville

            I like the cut of your jib Fay .. please explain to Mr. O that is not me being rude would ya 🙂 x

          • crypticbard

            To name valuable things after someone, that sure is fine!

            • Neville

              if the truth be known, twas a wreck sir ..

              • crypticbard

                Oh yeah, that, until the wreck happens... in both cases, that is.

              • dusk arising

                The story begs to be told.

                • Neville

                  thanks DA ........ N 🙂

                • Joan Peters

                  Oh gosh I love your poems. Thank you for sharing your words 🙂

                  • Neville

                    and I love the fact that you took time to check in and leave a little bit of yourself behind .. many of my most sincerest thank you's are on their way to you Joan 🙂

                  • MendedFences27

                    I've been told that, to a sailor's wife, every encounter is a last encounter. She sailed away on the bow of his boat and left you standing on the shore. That look of longing encourages a sense of unfulfillment.
                    What a concise and exact depiction of parting ways. Thoroughly enjoyed it. - Phil A

                    • Neville

                      I had been wondering where and how you are these last few weeks since my return to the UK .. I hope you & yours are all well Phil .. I also wanna thank you my friend for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on my scribbles today ....... Neville

                    • Rocky Lagou

                      This is so amazinggggg!!
                      Neville you have versified the "last look" so aptly.
                      Be it from a lover, a family member.
                      It reminded me of my late mother,
                      and the times she'd glance at me from her hospital bed.
                      Or the times when she felt better, and gave me her signature mommy stare.
                      Thank you for this Neville.
                      Those times definitely have the power to "bear [their] name" forever in our memories.

                      • Neville

                        You are way too kind Rocky .. there is something about that 'look' isn't there my friend .. I have witnessed it may be only a handful of times to date & am haunted by it myself, particularly that on my dear father's face when he knew it was the last time .. Neville

                      • L. B. Mek

                        (breakup's need to be confronted
                        while wearing bullet proof jackets
                        just like, setting sail comes with life jacket access
                        for those left behind...)
                        yeah, been there got the t-shirt
                        n try as I might, years later
                        I can't get that regret to wash out...
                        thank you! Hyung
                        for me this was somewhat therapeutic to read
                        and respond to

                        • Neville

                          wise words indeed sir Mek ....... maybe we should think about forming that cult after all .. or at the very least, getting some appropriate t-shirts printed .. 🙂

                          • L. B. Mek

                            🍻 to that! lol

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