Seaside Rendevous

Greenland Sea at night

Greenland Sea at night (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I waited for you
I believed
As the tide crashed upon the shore
I drew your name in the sand
Then watched it wash away
Only to draw it again

Our seaside rendezvous you said
Will be grand
Will be the very essence
Of romance and promise
We will speak of it
When we are old
And we will not forget

I waited for you
As the sun dipped
Below the watery horizon
And the ships, weary of the day
Lowered sails for the night
As lights from seaside homes
Played a coloured canopy
On the sea blackened
By encroaching night

Our seaside rendezvous you said
Is just for us
A moment out of time
Perfection’s shadow against our future
Hands entwined

I waited for you
As the moon rose majestic
Against the starlit sky
I still believed
Against all odds
You would soon arrive
I waited for you…..

Β© Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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14 Responses to Seaside Rendevous

  1. Oh wow! I know this feeling! Did they ever show? Mine didn’t. I’ll never forget it either! This is beautiful! πŸ™‚

  2. So have written so eloquently about a heart breaking event Helen. Hopefully your next rendevous wont be so sad.

    • Thanks Michael – it was just imagination. I saw the title I used for the poem in a magazine then remembered the Queen song of the same name, which was almost maddeningly happy and upbeat so I went about writing the antithesis of that, LOL. I loved Queen though, so it was not meant as dis-respect. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Gorgeous and heart-breaking

  4. Noora says:

    I had chills running down my spine from start to finish. This poem touched me deeply.

  5. fibee5 says:

    I can only agree with what others have said, very moving and well written

  6. Helen this is so heart breaking and lovely

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