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Prose - So Far Yet So Close

Updated on April 13, 2011

Is there reason to hope?
Or should it be a dream?
You are far away as the stars
Where distance silences a scream
A picture beckons
With a soft face
Is it your dream too?
Will we ever be in the same place?
As others try to love us
We feel nothing but their eyes
Even though they are near
We are unmoved by their sighs
An ocean as deep as your soul
A bottomless well of temptation
I cannot return to the surface
I must breathe with imagination
How long can I swim
With bursting lungs of love?
When I arrive at the bottom
Will you have swum above?
Where longing is smothered by reality
Is there a reason to swim?
Can you find life from afar?
Or must we die for our life to begin?

Copyright The Suburban Poet (2011) All Rights Reserved



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      snigdha.s 5 years ago from India,mumbai

      Beautiful poem.Lovely expressions with your words"where distances silences a scream".Even after i finished reading the poem that line stayed ingrained.Lot of feelings.

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Matt - thank you for saying that; I wish I was there too! I'm fascinated with SE Asia and hope to make the journey someday. I just saw Slumdog Millionaire again last night so I was thinking about that part of the world.

      @acaetnna - thank you and yes you are lucky but so is he to have someone with such a loving and open heart as you have. With that kind of feeling you will always have love. Hopefully it's in the same town though! Those long-distance relationships are tough...

      @Eiddwen - thank you very much. I enjoy writing and this one came to mind and I was happy to write it.

      @Lady_Tenaz - hey... thanks for that. Yes the photo was good (except I don't like the Speedo!). It was perfect because I wanted someone deep underwater without SCUBA gear so you could see the commitment to love; almost obsessive...

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      Lady_Tenaz 6 years ago

      Wow, this was so deep and moving. How emotional and touching your poetry is. And what a great photo.....loved it!

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A great poem and you have filled your words with feeling.

      Thank you for sharing your talent with us on here.

      Take care


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      Johnny Love 6 years ago

      I find it beautiful fearing if love will be going the other direction, yet still willing to go for it anyway. "where distance silences a scream", love this line. stands out to my hearts eyes. Up and beautiful my friend.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      A very moving and heartfelt poem. I guess I am fortunate to love and be loved and to enjoy each moment with the one I love. It must be so difficult to love from afar. Great work and voting up and pressing your buttons.

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      matt6v33 6 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      this lovely heart felt thoughts are my first one's i've chosen to read since my arrival at my new location in this world,my isolated "koh Samui" Island, one example of God's awsom wonders creations here in s.e asaia/thailand. wish u were here with me, for u surly can express the view and its great wonders more so and better than me. love your heart and your awsome God given talent. keep writting sir.....

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      The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      @Nayomi - Well it is a poem of two people who cannot be together either by distance or circumstance.... many people find themselves in this situation and spend time waiting to go to sleep because their dream is better than their life... kind of sad I guess too.... thank you for your very nice remarks....

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      Nayomi 6 years ago

      What a loving thought.... Deep down in my heart I am thinking the beautiful of this romance shoul never die... Should stay alive, and should teach the loveless hearts a lesson of true love.....

      I love it!