VOICES IN THE POOL...by b. Malin


No one just swims at the pool.

At least that's not always the rule...

Voices tell all...they bare their souls,

To whom ever will listen...

This is what I overheard,

As I swam back and forth in the Pool.

An older Man was speaking to an Acquaintance,

He'd just met at the pool...

We were born on the same day in May,

Our Mother's were best Friends.

We grew up in the same Neighborhood,

We went all through School together...

We were Best Friends.

We dated Girls together, got Engaged together...

Our Women were best Friends too.

We got Married on the same Day,

Honeymooned together...

Raised our "kids" in the same neighborhood.

We were supposed to grow old together...

He up and Died last week...without me...

I always thought we'd Die together...

I'm lost without him...

He was my best Friend.

The other Man just smiled and Nodded.

Woman talking to her Friend...

Oh they never call.

I've been in my place for four years...

They've never been to visit me.

Well (sigh) as long as they're Happy...

Her Friend nods in Silent Agreement.

At this point, I swim over to Lover Man,

And Plant One on his Lips...

Just Because.

Comments 16 comments

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bbnix 6 years ago from Southern California

Lovely. I can't help but feel part of the moment - leaning against the edge - warm sun on my face. Life passing slowly like the lapping water, voices , conversation - a lovely place to be for sure.

A pleasant jaunt. Thank you so much. I love your pool piece as I love pools tirelessly.

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I am fairly sure these conversations are going on all the time in all the pools in Florida. It's sad, very sad. Hold on to your man.

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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Bbnix what nice comments...Thanks so much for loving this piece, and for stopping by.

Breakfastpops, Bits of conversations gives us different points of view of life, and make us grateful to be whom we are.

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arb 6 years ago from oregon

Ah b.

Just because indeed! Voted up and awesome. Sometimes knowing what we can't makes knowing what we can, the place to spend our time.

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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Thanks Arb...bits and pieces of ones life, sometimes left opened to raw exposure...has always fascinated me.

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

wow..... this was so beautiful. Thanks for share this with us. Good work, my friend. Take care!

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gr82bme 6 years ago from USA

b, I almost felt like I was there. Ahhh, to feel the sun. Nicely done.

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Fossillady 6 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

That got to me B., beautiful, Appreciating your man is sooo important, before their gone!

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Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

Very nice. Makes you look at a slice of life -- from several angles.

Wishing the days of summer would hurry back. I'm about to lose my tan lines. Ha!

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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Thank you so much Prasetio, so glad you stopped by...I'll have to visit you too.

Gr82bme, I'm glad it gave you the feeling of being there...I tried to give everyone the Sun. Thanks for coming by.

I know Fosillady, I know...you have such a wonderful soul...I see better times away for you as well. LOL.

Thanks Truckstop Sally, I'm trying to send you some Rays...So Glad you saw this piece that way.

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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I thoroughly enjoyed your fascinating poem. You have the gift. Keep using it.

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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

I always appreciate a compliment from you James...so Thank you!

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daydreamer13 6 years ago

This is good!Love the ending!

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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Why Thank you Daydreamer for enjoying and your nice comments.

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PegCole17 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This was so deeply touching and beautifully written. I felt the warm sun and blinding brilliance on the waves in the pool; Two hat covered heads, the smell of suntan lotion, a cool breeze. Nicely done b.

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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Peg...Lots of (now) Wonderful Memories...Loved your thoughts...Life is what we make it when we choose to ENJOY!

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