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Soulful Child

Updated on February 29, 2016

As he waited to be inspired

by the sand, the sea and the cliffs

the painter looked beyond the horizon

hoping perhaps to see a sailing ship

then he saw her

and to him she looked like an angel

or just a little girl

with a special glow

playing among the waves

in the sea

her hair was the color

of the rising sun

she was so lovely

as graceful as a butterfly

the painter painted

and when he looked up

she had gone away

but he finished painting

from memory

in the painting

it did seem

as if she would come walking

out of the sea

like in a beautiful dream

for some days

he longed to return

and when he finally could

he wondered when she would come

he asked about her

if she lived in one of the cottages

by the sea

he was told a tragic tale

there had been a young lovely girl

who had her heart

so badly broken

that she spent her days

lost in memories

upon the cliffs

against which the waves

of the sea would crash

then one day

like a gull by the sea

she took flight from the cliff

and crashed to the rocks below

now and then they see her

running on the beach

and playing in the waves

her soul had been set free

from pain and torment

the painter had captured

her very essence

her very soul

as the painter sat looking at the cliffs

he painted her standing there

then turning into a dove

and taking off up into the air

he would never forget

the beautiful soul

that he had captured for all time

upon his canvas

it would always stay in his mind


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      Gypsy Rose Lee 18 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Shauna and glad you enjoyed this. I will check out this group. The more popular ones HP admin seem to keep telling me things repeat themselves. This is the reason I haven't done another music video but this group also interests me so will look into it.

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      Shauna L Bowling 19 months ago from Central Florida

      Rasma, this is beautiful. It reminds me of a novel I read as a young girl (was it Wuthering Heights?), although the one who threw herself over the cliff was a woman, not a child.

      I love that the painter captured her soul and the little girl lives on without pain. Sometimes tortured souls don't find peace until their Earthly bodies cease to exist. But that's a whole 'nother conversation.

      I love the song you chose. I'd love to see you do a hub about this band. I know the song and sang along with the video, but the name of the band didn't strike a bell with me. I'd love to know more about them. Were they one time wonders?

      Anyway, love this poem Rasma.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Sorry for my late reply. A bit behind again. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

      Thank you Paula.

      Thank you Audrey.

      You welcome Genna. I too have always been drawn to the ocean or sea and when I think of this I am often inspired.

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      Genna East 19 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I have a special affection and affinity for the ocean, and this beautiful and soulful poem truly captured my imagination. Thank you! :-)

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      Audrey Howitt 19 months ago from California

      Beautiful beautiful work Rasma!

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      Paula 19 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      GRL.....So moving. This brought tears to my eyes..a lump in my throat. Powerful. I felt her pain..........Your poetry is stunning.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Thank you Ed.

      Thank you Bill.

      Thank you Vellur.

      You welcome Chitrangada and thank you for the share.

      Thank you Jodah.

      Thank you Eric.

      Thank you Michael and you're welcome. I enjoy your writing and poetry as well.

      Thank you Ruby.

      Thank you Swalia.

      Thank you Ventkatachari.

      Thank you Manatita.

      Thank you Ann.

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      Ann Carr 19 months ago from SW England

      What a beautiful story, well-crafted.


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      manatita44 19 months ago from london

      You set the scene well, and so all he had to was just paint. Charming!

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      Venkatachari M 19 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Very beautiful, Rasma. You created so beautiful a scene with your poetry. Awesome lines.

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      Shaloo Walia 19 months ago

      A tragic story so beautifully told!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 19 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I loved this, especially her turning into a dove and the painter putting it on canvas. Beautiful!

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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      So beautiful and sad. It is wonderful how you ride your words like the wind and the waves on the rocks. I am always amazed at your work. Thank you for always sharing and commenting on so many of my hubs.

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      Eric Dierker 19 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Wow Rasma that was great. You painted the story beautifully.

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      John Hansen 19 months ago from Queensland Australia

      A beautifiul and touching tale in a poem. Well done Rasma.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 19 months ago from New Delhi, India

      This is so beautiful and touching at the same time. And your narration is so intense and heartfelt that I could visualize the beautiful girl by the Sea, who resembled an Angel.

      Sharing on HH!

      Thank you!

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      Nithya Venkat 19 months ago from Dubai

      Beautifully expressed, lovely poem.

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      Bill Holland 19 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely work, Rasma!

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      ahorseback 19 months ago

      Very Nice my Gypsy Rasma !