What she was and would never be

By Silver Spectre

Standing firm on the golden coast
Gazing feverishly upon the after glow
The falling embers of a ravaged heart
The ashes all but swept out to sea
He braces sorrowfully forgiving his love
Against the crashing hours of the flood
In the devouring sea of revelations
Of what she was and would never be

“Maybe”, he whispers to her memory,
“I laid upon you a life time of dreams
A gift I have learned to carry
The weight of which would drown you
The sum of which I would never part with
And how you adored what you could not hold
For that I will always remember your love
And that which I thought you were but was not true”

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Copyright 2003 Michael Wayne Tabor
Published on Thursday, October 16, 2003.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: stunning sadness......completely absorbing and completely dissolving both; this aches...wounds deep.

  • totaltrip On Sunday, March 16, 2008, totaltrip (36)By person wrote:

    hmm. :) aw

  • Wounded On Saturday, October 20, 2007, Wounded (20)By person wrote:

    sometimes we dream people into who they are not...

  • Sin On Saturday, July 1, 2006, Sin (1164)By person wrote:

    sadness so magnificently expressed cant help but become a form of beauty...this built a heaviness on my heart and with that last line resigned to leave me in the form of a sigh ~kristy

  • Jaded Jezzabelle On Wednesday, February 4, 2004, Jaded Jezzabelle (337)By person wrote:

    Beautiful....thats all I can say

  • Dancing_Monkey On Tuesday, February 3, 2004, Dancing_Monkey (1306)By person wrote:

    I can see why this made it to the finalists.. this was a nice write, emotions seeping out ..

  • A former member wrote: Seems like someone left a love in California!!!! Or is it California you write this for?

  • TropicalSnowstorm On Thursday, October 23, 2003, TropicalSnowstorm (1701)By person wrote:

    Excellent! Wonderful flow and feel to this piece, leaving me with an aire of mystery. I love your ending - "how you adored what you could not hold For that I will always remember your love And that which I thought you were but was not true"... Scholar

  • A former member wrote: This reminded me of something I wrote a while ago...wonderfully painful...singed with dismal love...lovely peice Scholar

  • Loserland On Thursday, October 16, 2003, Loserland (116)By person wrote:

    this is beautiful...passion...pain...

  • Qwendragoness On Thursday, October 16, 2003, Qwendragoness (12)By person wrote:

    It is wonderful.....it is still hard to read some of your works but I am glad that you can get it out....Qwen

  • Crystal Passion On Thursday, October 16, 2003, Crystal Passion (224)By person wrote:

    wow... this is going to be a fave... XXkRYzXX

  • Drea On Thursday, October 16, 2003, Drea (1114)By person wrote:

    i read this 3 times. "The falling embers of a ravaged heart The ashes all but swept out to sea" i dont have words for this. maybe i will at a later point but for now. i'm speechless. a rare talent you have. i'm glad i get to read your work. ~Drea~

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