Island I am .......

Isolated by long miles and surrounded
by the water
I sit content to appease her wayward
soul
Perhaps with a red sail flying at the head
of a sea change
Or of that lonely woman who
sandals
in hand walks sadly on my earth
Or I may caress her through the grains where
she lays begging warmth
from the sand
Or glisten on her tanned flesh
as she emerges
from the safety of
shallows
Or cradle her sleep as
she dreams of the man
I cannot be
Or I may steer the water itself
to safety as
she sleeps on a raft afloat
Maybe to offer shelter from winded
rolling tides
but for an hour
But yes ....
I am an Island
uncharted
and lost at sea

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Beth37 3 years ago

just... just...


Beth37 3 years ago

I bet you just wrap women around your little finger with those words mister... they don't stand a chance do they?


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Beth ! hello .......I wish I wish ,! how does one go about wrapping one around thier finger !......:-}


Beth37 3 years ago

Im sure you've found a way.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Only in words Beth , only in words !......When I was young I was one of those "your a really nice guy , so lets just be friends " !......Never quite got over that one lol..........:-}


Beth37 3 years ago

Had you used your words, Im sure you could have gained access to any closed door. Sometimes it just takes time to find your niche. :)


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Pixienot 3 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

The above comments make me smile.

My main comment is ... I bet you meant sandals in lieu of scandals!

Great poem, my friend.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

Intriguing, Ed. Were you aiming to be mysterious? If so, you succeeded! :-)


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this. So much for "No man is and Island".


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Beth , I suppose having been a very quiet shy young guy was really my problem , boring actually !......:-}


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Pixie !.Oh no !............thank you !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Nellieanna , Its a fine line between mysterious and devious ..he he thank you so much !


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Mhatter , I do believe we can be islands , If not by living then at least by wishes......Thank you !.....


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dallaswriter 3 years ago from North Carolina

Beautifully written ahorseback as it makes me want to set sail, but then, where would I go that my mind doesn't already take me? Voted up and beautiful...


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Dallas , Thank you and yes our minds ! Our minds!......


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. You have an incredible talent. Got me singing Bonnie Tyler's Islands. Loved this and passing it on. Hugs.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. You have an incredible talent. Got me singing Bonnie Tyler's Islands. Loved this and passing it on. Hugs.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Gypsy my dear , I have to check that song out , Ohhh shes good !.....ed


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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

The man with the silver tongue strikes again!

You are a true poet my friend! Are you sure you aren't Irish?


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Half Irish Becky ....and half Scotland ! Me thinks .............hug !

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