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Floating Away

Updated on July 23, 2012

I see us floating downstream

Gently, slowly, surely

Lying on separate rafts

But still only a whisper away

We love each other still

But perhaps just not enough

To reach out to one another

And keep our rafts

From drifting

Further and further and further


We just gaze at one other

With nothing left to say

And let the wind and currents

Control our fate

I fall asleep

And let myself drift

And wonder if when I awake

I'll be able to see you at all

Sometimes in my dreams

You are reaching out your hand

And paddling towards me

And I take it

And we float together

Towards the sea

But most of the time

I only dream of waterfalls

But I always wake up

Before I start to fall


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      Justin W Price 4 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Nice work, Kara. I loved the sense of longing here and the analogy of a raft and two drifting lovers is apropo

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Aww this is so sad. sometimes you just need to jump off that raft and start swimming. Happiness is worth the possibility of drowning.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Very symbolic of love sometimes - where we can reach out toward one another... or not. Beautiful poem.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Aw fantastic. Floating down lazy river. Loved it.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love your poetry..Thank you...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      simply beautiful... love this poem... sharing


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      Jonathan McCloskey 5 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

      I'm getting a lovely vibe from this poem, really makes you want to hold on to that special someone.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Fantastic use of symbolism. This is beautiful and sad at the same time.

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      Kara Monterey 5 years ago from Indianapolis


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      Alex Longsword 5 years ago from Nicaragua

      Romantic, inspiring to reach someone loved.

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      Virginia Davis 5 years ago from Navarre, Florida

      This is a beautiful poem! =)