Losing Our Shoes

We sought a safe harbor or simple haven.

We found it in the bistro of the Raven.

We shared our tuna and shrimp tacos,

In the little tavern known as Poe's.

I remember the clamor of the crowd.

I remember my being a little proud,

Basking in your beauty and swimming in your charm.

I remember my heart swelling as you took my arm.

We decided to prolong this magical night.

By taking that walk in the bright moonlight.

We removed our shoes to walk in the sand.

Holding the other’s heart as we held each other’s hand

The light from the old lighthouse was flashing.

The wind was blowing as the waves were crashing.

We were holding each other in the light of the moon,

Cherishing and hoping it wouldn’t end too soon.

We walked, talked, and occasionally kissed.

And on the return trip, our trail we missed.

We were so in love with one another to amuse,

We forgot where we were, and lost our shoes.

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Unchained Grace 6 years ago from Baltimore, MD

Micky, there are those who will always be remembered for those special times. Those walks. Gazing into the moon wondering what tomorrow might bring. When these very special people in our lives can manifest themselves in a poem just as you presented it here, it is a blessing. An anchor we can hold onto when it gets crazy and you and I know what it means there.


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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Thank Micky for an other beautiful poem, keep them coming. Thanks for sharing. Godspeed. creativeone59


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Ghost Whisper 77 6 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

Why am I not getting comments and hub posts? geeesh! I am glad I saw this new one! This is great!

Did you really lose your shoes? hehehe how cute!


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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Oh the pleasure and pain of young love! When it hits it hits hard and then we lose something - shoes being the perhaps the least we could lose, hey?

Thanks for sharing a wonderful moment.

Love and peace

Tony


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Fantastic - the poetry flows is beautiful and the pictures work really well with it, perfect.


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mick, here is where I'm thick, my eye picked up on the "Micky Dee" in picture one, but I remained baffled when I was done.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Unchained Grace. It was another love gained, savored, and released. Maybe still savoring. Thank you for knowing me well. Thanks for knowing.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Creativeone. You are always so kind. I'll come see you soon.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Ghost. I always appreciate your thoughts. I have been missing the alerts of posts and comments too. I've had to go through my hubs to find some. That's 70 hubs now. Thank you. You know I appreciate you.

Thank you Tonymac. I can't seem to get beyond the pain and pleasure and pain an "older" love either. Thank you

Thank you 2useday. You're always the prettiest, sweetest day of the week.

Dusty my brother, you're becoming a poet and a sage. You are a sage. Thank you for coming by.


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50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

Mick, sage? from vulgar Latin? Tell me the secret! I still don't get it, seriously as this poetry thing is new to me except for the old "there was a man from Nantucket" childhood vulgarity stuff. Hammer Jammer was another with poetry. Speaking of him I need to look after him as he's not been in my mail for a while.


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Hi Micky, We remember isnt it, sweet and the memories will always stay, at times it is all weve got, we are always glad it happened,

"Lost our shoes" is an allegory, concentrated in the moment and lost in love, you forgot the shoes -- least or most important thing?? hehe,

Just being drown in a love and blissful mood, you can forget anything....

Lovely pictures specially the last one, magical

Take care Micky, Maita


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Hi Dusty. Thanks for coming by again. The poem is actual reality. It happened as it is written. There is no hidden message here except that I miss someone who I loved. We went to an island. We actually ate tacos. We really took out shoes off so that we could get sand in between our toes, feel the sand an water, and walk more efficiently. We strolled down the beach. We hugged and kissed and said sweet things. We came back and couldn't find our shoes. Sometimes I use metaphors. This is not. It's a true story of once upon a moonlit night, I held love in my hand. It's now a bitter sweet memory.

I assumed you were writing poetry yourself with, "my eye picked up on the "Micky Dee" in picture one, but I remained baffled when I was done."

I do think you are a "sage", a wise person I wish to copy. You're one of my favorite people. I hope typing on these keys doesn't confuse us much. Things don't always come out the way our mind or our mouth may tell it. I respect you to the highest. Thank you Dusty.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Prettydarkhorse. Perhaps there will be another beach in another time in another world. Thanks


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Hokey 6 years ago from In the energy.

Hey Mickey. I just found out me ex is with someone else now. I am moving on but it does bother me. I love hard and for life. Just the way I am. Great poem and she must have meant alot for you to write this. I know how you feel. Later brother.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Precious moments get in your eyes sometimes. Thanks Hokey


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

Yes Micky, it will be one day, in another arms, another beautiful "beach" , I wish you well, Maita


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Perhaps Prettydarkhorse. Thanks


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Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

The last lines of that poem, made my day. Sometimes I can only take 'so much' of romance and that poem was so beautiful, then suddenly I'm laughing till my sides hurt.

Great stuff.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I'm glad that tickled you funny bone. I hat to make a poem run on forever but that was the short version. We walked so far and didn't realize it. We came back on a paved road for quite a ways. Our feet suffered. Thanks for stopping by.


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Ten Blogger 6 years ago

Nice Poem and nice pictures to go with it. Very neat !! Keep it up.


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needs_a_break 6 years ago

loved it micky :D very *sgh* over worthy yet again loved it


prettyunicorn 6 years ago

And then we walked back along the road

Arm in arm to lighten the load

For the road was too rough for barefeet to handle

At least one of us longed for a sandal

But the love in our hearts and wonder of it all

Kept the pain at bay, as I recall

But now as I read this the tears just fall.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

I long for a rhyme but I've hit a wall.


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

I love it, beautiful memories of yours. I can imagine the motion pictures because it described very well. I really enjoy reading it. Thank you. ^_^


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Freya. You are such a beautiful person. I love your hubs. Thank you.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

There is some magical touch of feelings, very readable and deeply felt...


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

It was magical moment. Thank you Moulik Mistry.


prettyunicorn 6 years ago

No one really "gets it" like we do, do they? It was so real... so real... more real than almost any of my life's experiences. Magical? Yes. But also absolutely phenomenal. And more... it is cemented in my soul.


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

Nice work Micky Dee. Really nice pictures.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thanks Truth. I'll come see you soon.


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pinkhawk 6 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

...wow! such a great piece.. thank you for sharing! :)


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Pinkhawk! I appreciate your comimg by MDworld!


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Debarshi Dutta 6 years ago from Calcutta

Dear Sir Micky,

Fantastic and Wonderful Poem..It is one of the most vividly scenic and intimate poems you have written and i have read in a long time.

You are a true romantic...and I felt this poem..A very cool Poem.

Thanks!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Debarshi! The poem was real life. I miss that life and that night.


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Sa`ge 6 years ago from Barefoot Island

ever left your shoes in a restaurant? I lose my shoes all the time, even at home! LOL I loved this! the only way to walk on a beach is bare foot! Sweet beautiful poem! ~aloha~


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Micky Dee 6 years ago Author

Thank you Sa'ge! It was magical!

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