Thursday Photo Prompt: Part 1 ‘Small’

A challenge in two parts covering two weeks from Sue this time.
https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/3193846/posts/2302266412

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a solitary figure on a beach against a wide ocean.
Our footprints were here once,
Now reclaimed, covered and gone,
Like you My Love.
We walked hand in hand,
Swinging arms, content in each other,
Two people in love.
The ripples of the water
Tickled our toes and spirits,
The world was ours.
My footsteps are deep,
The burden of loss is so great:
My heart bleeds like the sand,
Red beneath my feet.
The swooping waves retract
Their diamante beauty
To a world cold and vast.
I am but a speck,
Smaller than a single grain,
Paling to insignificance
Now my Sun has gone.
No more will the water shine
Its brilliance into my soul.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Thursday Photo Prompt: Part 1 ‘Small’

  1. Sue Vincent says:

    How beautiful, Di…and how sad.

  2. Sadje says:

    A beautiful poem. You have captured the nostalgia and yearning so well.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Hi Di this is such a moving poem, it is a vision of my biggest fear. Well done you have captured the loss, loneliness and fear of the future perfectly 💜 💜💜

  5. Such a sad, poignant, yearning poem. Well done! x

  6. jenanita01 says:

    The sea and sorrow, so much sadness washed away by salty water…

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