In my spare time I like to look at and enjoy the work of many great bloggers who are a part of this amazing community.  I was looking at the beautiful work of Alex Markovich, and found I was drawn to one image in particular that he named The Lonely Boat

On his site, Alex invites us to use his images if we wish, and so I decided to save this one with the thought “I may use that one day.”

Well exactly two days later my poetic ramblings started stirring and I found myself playing with an idea.  Once completed when I read the words back I realised that the poem could be read in two ways, each with a slightly different feel.

I believe the moodiness of Alex’s rich image gave rise to buried memories of a past long forgotten relationship, that needed an expression.

Thank you Alex for sharing this beautiful image and I hope that my work does yours justice 💚

I would love to hear your thoughts on which version you prefer.

Adrift

Adrift #1

Your leaving is a piercing dart

Adrift within I grasp at mist

Pain hammers at my lonely heart

Unruly as a well oiled fist

I fail to fathom how to start

The deal you’ve dealt a nasty twist

If I had just been truly smart 

A blinded pawn in your love tryst

© Cheryl Mary Coleman, 2016-2018 Expression #215 1.8.18 cherylmarycoleman.com

 

Adrift #2

Your leaving is a piercing dart

Pain hammers at my lonely heart

I fail to fathom how to start

If I had just been truly smart 

Adrift within I grasp at mist

Unruly as a well oiled fist

The deal you’ve dealt a nasty twist

A blinded pawn in your love tryst

© Cheryl Mary Coleman, 2016-2018 Expression #216 1.8.18 cherylmarycoleman.com

Image with kind permission Alex Markovich Illustrations, Photos & Stories

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