Your Lips And Hand

The soft thunder of the waves....

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How Close Our Lips Once Were


How close your lips once were to mine,

Chest to chest and hand in hand!

Such moments now seem near divine,

We two embracing on a sea swept strand.


We looked deep into each other's eyes,

and found unmatched that special time

when the waves' soft thunder hushed seagull's cries,

and memories started which are now sublime.


We dreamed of the children we would make,

their laughter and smiles, and wagon rides.

The sun caressed us for our warming's sake,

as we strolled the beach in our matching strides.


Now we have lost our "once upon" contact.

You drifted left. I drifted right.

The dreams we dreamed in our opening act,

Had their final curtain one later "Goodnight."


Now looking back to what once was.

I can but wonder what fate denied.

How the wonder got lost as it so often does.

Would it have lasted, if we both had tried?



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pstraubie48 13 months ago from sunny Florida

Looking back, wondering, asking those questions...trying to figure out if we could have change how it turned out....been there....

This sounds so real ....I do hope if it is personal that all is well in your life now...

Angels are once again on the way to you ps


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FatBoyThin 13 months ago from Kinneff, Scotland

Hmmm. A lot of my early poems were along similar lines. Sometimes it helps to write them, sometimes not. Lovely words.


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savvydating 13 months ago

One always wonders, "If we had tried." It's a good lesson to learn, but most often I believe saying goodbye was still the right thing to do (in my case). Nevertheless, we often get caught up in looking back instead of forward.

I appreciated your poem. It is very real....something nearly everyone can relate to. (Sigh)


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

pstraubie48 - As I have matured enough to know, the secret to a banner marriage is "keeping the romance alive." That's what bonded two people together in the first place. Its absence means too much has changed, needlessly.

Find it again now that you know what it is like.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

FatBoyThin - It always helps (someone) to write them, even if it not always helps the poet. If your poems on this topic were limited to your "early poems", what changed as you went forward?


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

savvydating - I heard your love sigh way over here.

Man and woman are equipped with memory so that they need not make the same mistake twice. You learned something from that "sigh" part of your life which can (and probably has) serve you well as you have looked back and occasionally refreshed that memory.

There's good, not harm, in looking back; just don't needlessly linger there.

Yours for romance, laughter, and love, Demas


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FatBoyThin 13 months ago from Kinneff, Scotland

Hey Demas - I think I just got disillusioned with them. Also, I tended to see that sort of writing as unproductive, in that those poems pushed me towards self-indulgence, which is fine when you're young, but not a useful writing style to get stuck in, unless you're specifically writing as a form of therapy (I've done that as well, but in those cases there's always been a strong comic element to the work, which I think is important in getting the message across). Hope that makes sense :-)


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MsDora 13 months ago from The Caribbean

There's a certain good feeling that comes with the good memories. Wonder all you want to, and then return to the memories.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 12 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Delightful sentiments and so romantic. Sad when love goes wrong but always good and bad memories remain. Often we hope that love might drift back. Enjoyed your poem.


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Perspycacious 12 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

FatBoyThin - Makes perfect sense to me. If during the courtship a promise (or promises) is not kept, I believe that is a valid warning sign and cause to move on. No joke.


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Perspycacious 12 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora -Memory takes everything into account, the joyous and the painful, so we can learn from both and move on better prepared for the future.


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Perspycacious 12 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - I couldn't leave you walking the love poems path alone.


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FlourishAnyway 12 months ago from USA

So many can relate. Wonderful poem.


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Perspycacious 12 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

F. A. - Most can I suspect. Probably part of our learning to love and to lose....or forfeit.


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aviannovice 10 months ago from Stillwater, OK

One of those amazing questions that will remain unanswered. Excellent poem!


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Perspycacious 10 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

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