Shore Conversations with Sadness

28 Feb

'two ladies at the seashore'

‘two ladies at the seashore’ by Spool 2 Spool

Saw this photo and I just had to ask “What are they talking about?”, on an cold day. So I thought I would write my conversation. I thought also would be cool to bring Sadness (the ‘girl’ from my last post) back into the fold.

Sadness sits beside me,
Cold we silently watched
The seas sleep, krakens hide
And the lives we’ve botched

Silhouettes, mirages at first;
Two ladies by the sea shore
Brave in the cold they sat,
A photo, their moment to store

Words caught by the wind,
Sadness hears only the wave’s motion
Ebbing at her senses; my patience
But I sit in silent conversation.

Sharpened through the lens I see
Their blur, no light can be shed.
Darkness casts only their shadow
On a rocky beach, others fled.

All I need is her by my side,
As few can see my Sadness.
Alone I sit breaking water silently,
Resolute against my illness.


Posted by on Thursday 28th February, 2013 in Poetry, Stories of Sadness


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3 responses to “Shore Conversations with Sadness

  1. lscotthoughts

    Thursday 28th February, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Beautiful reflections of this photo…

    • withheldindarkness

      Friday 1st March, 2013 at 7:10 am

      Read a book about poetry not too long ago, and it’s take home message was to “see” or “ask” the question that most don’t. So when I saw this photo and the photographers comment about why two ladies would be sitting there, I just thought what was so important for them to have to been in conversation on the beach in such cold weather … the poem just grew from there. Thanks for commenting.

      • lscotthoughts

        Friday 1st March, 2013 at 7:22 am

        You’re very welcome and I enjoyed this, very much!


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