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Two Forks Apart - A Poem About Love And Romance, In The Heart Of The Hampton's

Updated on August 8, 2015

The Two Forks Of Long Island, New York Home Of The Infamous Hamptons

As can be seen by this illustrative photo of Long Island, that the Island itself looks like a Large fish, or Whale. To the North lies the North Fork of the Island facing  Connecticut. South facing the mighty Atlantic, is the infamous Hampton's.
As can be seen by this illustrative photo of Long Island, that the Island itself looks like a Large fish, or Whale. To the North lies the North Fork of the Island facing Connecticut. South facing the mighty Atlantic, is the infamous Hampton's. | Source

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Overlooking the Seas mighty fury, beneath that of the lighthouses shadow, can often be the perfect haunt to inspire the romantic escapades between that one man and one woman.
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From time to time, you may hear of romantic tales, even stories of love affairs that have been inspired in part, by a poem that rekindles a secretive relationship between a man and a woman.

A relationship that neither hero,nor heroine may ever have wanted from in the very first place! Whether it be for pure friendship, or mainly for that of lust. And at times it never really mattered to either, the lover, or the one to be loved.

I longed to tell such a story, in the words of a poem, a kind of poetic love escapade in motion if you will. A poetic love affair that unfolded into such a romance that happened to me, as a young gent, some years ago and most likely happened to many other romantics along the way. This story in the words of a poem, eventually inspired me to begin writing a memoir from the many chapters of my life. Which is based on no other than a a non-fictional love affair.

And of an ordeal where it may well have haunted me for the rest of my life. In an account that I now write as these simple words of poetry, that may mean nothing to some, but to a few, or possibly many - hopefully much more than a mere friendship, or one night stand between a man and a woman. Call me a hopeless romantic if you will. But none the less, just another human being searching for that perfect someone, within a very, very large world.

The following poem, is based on the non-fictional account of a memoir in the works, a romantic adventure if you will. That will inevitably fill the most intimate woman or mans heart, with lustful memorabilia's of true love in the making. I hope that you the reader will truly envision this poem and future planned memoir.

The ultimate of a romantic love affair in the making. Which takes place in the heart of the Hamptons of Long Island, New York. In the haunts and the playground of the rich and famous. Only the love that one man and one woman can find among one another, can truly be expressed in mere words, that only a few may fully understand and hold precious to the heart.

And even though the heart is at times guilty of treachery, it on the other hand is too often swollen with affection and tender to the inner touch. And longs to be felt by that of another. Many a time, it too cries out and yearns for the love, of that which only another human being can satisfy.

Close your eyes now and envision the details of this love affair, and follow along with me, as I tell my story in the words of that poem, about a young couple. and their secretive and passionate love affair, as it slowly unfolds and traverses across the serene landscape of Long Island. From gently rolling hills and sand dunes laden with beach grass, and soaked by the salted spray of the sea. Out and beyond, to the waters edge, to touch that of the Ocean's mighty fury, beneath the lighthouses shadow.

Across ferries en-route from the North Fork To the South Fork. Through countless hidden rendezvous' and many of in and out of the way cafes. Until these lovers both find the inescapable love and passion within the arms of each other!

(please take note)...At the end of this poem, you will have an opportunity to view a short, three minute video link - courtesy of You tube and Vevo I fittingly used this video in my poem, to reach out and touch my readers inner emotions. And to further express the many memories that can be captured best, not only through the words of a song.

But also expressed in the words used by this gifted musician and artist, Eddie Vedder, lead singer of the popular group - (Pearl Jam). I hope you not only enjoy this video and music single. But also imagine the settings and surroundings, I too once found myself in, while courting the young lady of my dreams.

Only through the meaning behind those words and lyrics, as I used and envisioned them from within the words of my poem below, during that one, very special summer, a long, long time ago.


I was a mere soul at loss for her tender caress, At the mercy of her gentle smile

Possibly a hopeless fool, call me if you will, for that tender touch beneath the mid-summer's moonlight

She was an auburn beauty with lips swollen in red and bathed in lust

I was a plain gentlemen who yearned for her kiss beneath that sinful sky

A lioness in heat, she unleashed her beauty upon me, or was I fooled by just that - a desperate heart blinded by lies

The damsel in distress, she silently cried out to me. A fair maiden, that needed to be loved by a fair, blue-eyed prince

She came from beyond the waters where I call home, nearest to the southernmost of two forks

Me still that foolish boy sporting a waning smile and a faded memory of her

Yet those eyes of want spoke out to me in a passion that spells out ecstasy in the worse way

My heart do giveth up to her amidst the summers blaze, a temptation that only the devil knows too well

As I reach out to her across the watery expanse from my abode on this northernmost fork

I now know deep down inside, that my heart will continually yearn for her love

As raindrops softer than dew lick the bones of thy cheek in a passionate surrender, beneath that of meadow and moss. Her the hazel-eyed auburn beauty

Me a lonesome, fair, blue-eyed boy, a selfish gent longing for the romantic escape beneath the moonlit skies

Seeking the tenderness of the maiden in distress, wanting nothing but her tender touch

Until our paths do meet once again my darling dear, somewhere in time

Somewhere between two lonely masses of land, that we both call home

Two Forks of land that keep our love apart from the warmth and want of each others arms


Poem and original story idea © Copyright By James L Bowden, all rights reserved

Shelter Island, Long Island, New York-The Stepping Stone between The Two Forks Of Long Island, The North And That Of The South


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      Sam Samuel 

      3 years ago

      a very touching tale , infused beautifully in the poem- great job!

    • Jlbowden profile imageAUTHOR

      James Bowden 

      4 years ago from Long Island, New York

      Glenn: thank you so much for stopping by to read my short story and poem. That I created as a introduction to this romantic adventure, which I hope to create a memoir from eventually. Time is always an issue with me. Seems like there is never enough of it! LoL.

      Also thanks to your sharp eye, I updated the currently copyrighted video which I originally used. And I added an updated video link version of this same video. You cannot appreciate the true feelings that I myself experienced. Until you listen to the video after reading the story from beginning to end! Thank you very much for your comments.


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      Glenn Stok 

      4 years ago from Long Island, NY

      Very good introduction prior to the poem. It gives an excellent review of what to expect. Romantic story. The YouTube video you included has been blocked in the U.S. however.

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      7 years ago from Las Vegas

      J Bowden,

      Well done, my friend— isn’t it amazing how one can tell a story in poetic form in such a short space. I’m sure you relived the experience, as I did in my poem about the girl in the red corvette. Thanks for sharing this —it brought back memories for me also.

      …voted up—DF

    • Jlbowden profile imageAUTHOR

      James Bowden 

      7 years ago from Long Island, New York


      Thank you for your kind and thougtful comments regarding my story, told through the words of this poem. I figured I would give a little poetry a try, since I do not have to utilize a lot of words right off to compile this piece. Especially with my past ordeal over the past two months with a detached retina. It was difficult enough to read, let alone write my thoughts down on a computer keyboard.

      Hello ImKarn: Thank you as well for chiming in and providing your thoughts about this poem, which I hope someday will unravel into that romantic love story, I plan to publish in a book that I had put on the backburner for the past two years or so. Difficult to juggle everything at once. But thanks for kind words and extra bit of inspiration. Again thank you both for your thoughts as well as comments.


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      Karen Silverman 

      7 years ago

      mmmmmm...a deep, true, romantic love! a poem for the ages, my friend! I have had opportunity to visit this 'fork' and it is stunning - a perfect background for a love story! I wish you luck with your book!

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      7 years ago from Mystic, CT

      Beautifully written, my compliments to you! Makes one's heart break just reading it!


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