Island I return ......Poem I

This  photo  a gift  from a soul mate
This photo a gift from a soul mate

As if in a life outgrown or changes that
consume sameness
I've chosen to return again to the
smaller of the two
my island
life love laughter
I tried your way
and failed
this island to which I return now
I know every inch
I know every restless step
each yearning day before this
Yet I
unlike everything and everyone
don't want your change

And now this moment
my island comes slowly
into view
Ah my old friend
you waited for me
and the rolling surf
the jagged rocks
speak loudly today
as if to say
"we told you so"


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful Ed. How wonderful to have an island to return to. Sometimes the steep mountains are just out of reach. Loved this...

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Thank you my dear !!.........:-}

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A beautiful poem. We all need an island that we can escape to when the going gets rough.

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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Or at least the idea of one Blossom !.....Thank you !

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Phyllis Doyle 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

It is peaceful for one to have their own Island that only the soul knows and understands. Wonderful thoughts, Ed.

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chander mehra 3 years ago from Delhi

Beatiful! Life, love, laughter, sacrifice ...

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Beautiful as always Ed. Thank you so much for sharing this gem.

Voted up and wishing you a great day.


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Fennelseed 2 years ago from Australia

Disillusioned, maybe bleeding a little from the rocks, regrets, doubts, as you clamber ashore, but safe now and on solid ground, your ground, stable, familiar, you.

Welcome home.

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ahorseback 2 years ago Author

Annie ! There you are ! Welcome back ,do you know I was actually thinking , "where has Annie been" when I used the photo you sent me , remember "soul sparkles " , It so great to connect and I hope life is well for you !....Your buddy Ed!

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