Had He Known Her Pain

Had He Known Her Pain
Had He Known Her Pain

He stood upon a shore
and peered into the endless sea,
skies brooding, foam crests
like white birds skating,
and his heart was breaking,
for she waded into this rolling abyss,
and looked back not,
to her fading life.

The sea with open arms
took her into its aqua belly,
her mind cleansed of memory,
her silent sleep from each step reaped,
to the sway of currents
and in watery keep she remains,
given to the sea
her last wish on earth.

Tears rolled down
as visions of her smile haunted his grief,
and not understanding
the love he thought would keep
them safe, in a world of decay,
where love is all we can do,
to hold life with respect and know,
purpose binds our lives.

Somewhere, sometime he lost her,
way before she stepped
into deaths open arms,
and had he known her pain,
had she shared the thoughts
that reigned in her life,
maybe she would have stayed,
not chosen this watery grave.

When they found her,
washed up upon the rocks,
she wore a smile, a peaceful countenance
that he could not understand,
but through his tears
she seemed at peace,
in some release of pain,
so how could he judge her will in blame.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “Had He Known Her Pain

  • May 21, 2017 at 10:32 PM
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    Beautiful piece in its sadness. Peace for one, grief for the other. This portrays the value of open communication in a relationship. Very well penned, Tony.

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