Tuesday, 24 May 2011

POOL

My instincts
told me
you were
Damaged Goods.
Ignoring
my own advice
my heart
leaned in
and listened,
intently,
for the
rhythms
of your
hidden depths.
Murky and
indistinct
though they were
I heard
the
soft
beats of
compassion,
love and
loyalty.
Believing
we could,
together,
nurture
ripples
that would
flourish
I dived
in a
graceful arc
and waited.
But,
you never
braved
the depths
preferring
to tread water
at the
shallow end.
Shivering,
you left
the pool,
your water wings
deflated.

10 comments:

  1. Brilliant! We've all been 'there'!
    I did receive your card thanks! It's gorgeous! xx

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  2. That is beautiful and felt incredibly lonely too - sending you hugs

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  3. Such beautiful writing, Pen, filled with such feeling.

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  4. Brilliantly written.

    xxxx

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  5. Your writing is wonderful!! wow! And your art is lovely too. I've always wanted to try the rock salt trick!
    Thank you for stopping by and saying hi! It's so nice to meet you too. And yes, don't you just love Julia Cameron?

    xoEsther

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  6. Beautful combination of words. Sad but beautiful...

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  7. Aww, this one left me with mixed imagery. At first I thought maybe star crossed lovers but by the end I thought maybe a mother duck and her duckling. Awww!!

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  8. Your writing is wonderful. But OH this one!! very well done!! Love the style, and emotion conveyed. Thank you for leaving a kind comment on my blog. I checked out your profile and am going to read all your fav books, we are simpatico in taste, I think, as I have read several of your favs. Very nice to meet you! xoS

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  9. A wonderful poem and so heartfelt, it changed the way I feel today. Thankyou. and thanks for the lovely comments on my blog
    x Michelle

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