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Poem - Reflections in Paradise

Updated on January 22, 2011

Your body walks on sand
But where is your mind?
Your smile in another land
What did you hope to find?

The ocean pulling you in
Cold swells tickle your feet
You think of where you've been
Who were you hoping to meet?

Your eyes glistening like pearls
The moon, startled by your beauty
Forgets to make its tidal swirls
Is someone waiting in the city?

Wading into the darkness
Realizing your place
Reaching for an unseen answer
What will it replace?

Is paradise real?
Yes, if only for a moment
From unhappiness it must steal
Are you someone’s ornament?

Soon you will leave
Flying on sweet wistfulness
There is no need to grieve
Beyond the clouds, togetherness

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      Bittersweet beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

      I love walks by the ocean in all kinds of weather and in all kinds of moods. They always help clear my head and elevate my spirits.

      Thanks for sharing this lovely poem.

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      Nayothara 6 years ago

      ornament, it is some may say

      life was all dreams keeping her on the way

      promises and demands of all those around

      makes a big blank to fill one day not too soon..

      Just passes the winter, summer will surely arrive..

      I had grate fun reading your Lovely poem! Bravoo, AWESOME!

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      Twilight Lawns 6 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

      I agree with HappyBoomerNurse... Bitter sweet. This is a lovely line, "The moon, startled by your beauty". It really works well.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you happy and Nayo,

      It's a message of confusion, hope and possibly... the answer...

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Twilight,

      This is definitely a bitter sweet poem... like much of life...

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      Pachuca213 6 years ago

      This was so beautiful, I cannot even express in words how it touched me! Lovely!

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you Pachuca... what you said was perfect enough...

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Beautiful, simply beautiful.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you acaetnna... I love it when you say that...

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      This is a Home Run...Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you b.! I hope I have more in the pipeline...

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      ek ellis 6 years ago

      Lovely poem

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you ek... that picture makes it look good.... wish I was there...

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      pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

      Your poetic voice is truly amazing. There are many levels in this one. Beautiful. Wistful ...I like that....I especially like the finale...Beyond the clouds togetherness! Thank you

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Thank you penny... you are WAY too kind to me but keep saying it! Ha... if you think long and hard and relax your mind these kind of words are just there for the taking...

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