>Changing a Life writer’s island #6-beguile

>She watched the clock’s hands
gripping an hour of crystal,
waiting on the return of intimacy’s shadow
that foretells love lost
in the open spaces of the heart.

Remaining faithful to her lover,
whose dark frame will encase the doorway.
She felt the gripping turmoil
encircle the walls lined with
years of loneliness.

His beautiful smile, with flagrant gestures
of a less than nurturing spirit.
She will sit and wait …
no matter how long it takes,
as a clock’s motion is moving backward.

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14 responses to “>Changing a Life writer’s island #6-beguile

  1. >This is very deep and intriguing with an excellent last line.

  2. >This is such a bittersweet poem! Like Anthony, I loved, "…as a clock's motion is moving backward."

  3. >You paint such a poignant love Pamela.

  4. >"J'attendraiLe jour et la nuit, j'attendrai toujoursTon retour.Le temps passe et courtEn battant tristementDans mon cœur si lourd.Et pourtant, j'attendraiTon retour."

  5. >Thanks Anthony. I thought I would go withthe bittersweet love story:)

  6. >RJ, on occasion, it seems time may be moving backward.

  7. >As some loves are, Irene.

  8. >Berowne I don't speak French, but I can understandenough to know that this says: being sad and waiting for your return and that is about it;)I speak Spanish, and there are some similarities.

  9. >Great poem.The feel in this can be read more thasn one way.A cool, dynamic poem here

  10. >Thanks Richard, very nice of you to say.

  11. >"His beautiful smile…a less than nurturing spirit." This. Yes. I know exactly how it feels to love someone like this. And to wait, and wait, and wait.Beautiful piece.

  12. >This is a wonderful write on the agony of waiting. I loved the lines:She felt the gripping turmoil encircle the walls lined with years of loneliness.

  13. >evenstarwen, sometimes people do wait and wait.Thanks for the visit.

  14. >Gloria, it can be agonizing, thanks for the visit.

I appreciate all comments.

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