Inside out

Some poems and reflections on life

No escape

4 Comments

She came to the beach to escape her unhappiness,
Wind, sun, surf crashed over her washing the stains from her hands,
The gulls mourned the passing of the clouds over the sun,
The rain closed in across the ocean.

Darkness loomed in her heart,
Love came not to what she couldn’t find
In her lonely isolation her darkness had followed her.

She turned up the beach to run and shout:
“Go away!, Leave me be!”

“Be what?” it asked, “You are who you are.
You cannot change what you have done.
No place will be happy for you
until you know who you are now and here in this place.”

“Go away!” she shouted,
“I cannot” it said, “I am you and you shall not
leave me until you love me.”

She fell into the sand and wept.

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4 thoughts on “No escape

  1. Love the ending. And this is lovely:

    ‘The gulls mourned the passing of the clouds over the sun’

  2. It wrote itself so beautiful. I could follow her emotions just like that darkness.

    Welcome to the poetry train!

    spooky does it

  3. This is so true and beautifully stated!

  4. Very visual piece, loved watching this in my mind!

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