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My Soulmate
My Soulmate

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Challenge: Poem II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Date: Mar 29, 2018
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2018

Where are you
I long to be part of a couple
Everbody seems to walk in pairs
So many years I've been waitig for you
I want to be kissed when I purse my lips

[Mar. 30th, 2018 02:40:32 PM]

I received my first comment on this entry and I'm thrilled:
Somebody (hidden during voting) understood the meaning of my entry and had the same thoughts about it. Thank you, unknown voter! I'm already looking forward to get to know who created this poem
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[Apr. 4th, 2018 07:27:02 AM]

Oh, another poem!
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Clive, you should think about adding another string to your bow... your poem is my cherry on top

Place: 7 out of 44
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04/06/2018 11:28:21 AM
Originally posted by bjoern:

Even the lighting comes in pairs - a very pleasing shot.

  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/06/2018 05:40:00 AM
Even the lighting comes in pairs - a very pleasing shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2018 11:58:54 PM
I love this shot - my top pick.

My Soulmate
Wherever you go
I must follow

My Soulmate
Life without you
Would feel hollow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/05/2018 08:01:28 PM
Six months after the sea froze,
We look for soul mates,
When most had retreated inland, away from the shore,
Couched in the cities and hills,

The sea became our altar.
A point of pilgrimage.
Some of us dug with small metal spades, and forks,
Looted from garden centres,
Cracking through the brittle toffee shell to deposit our offerings.

Small plastic toys. Redundant remote controls.
Hanks of hair. Paper.
Some of us preferred to dig with our fingers,

Opening up old wounds and lacerations, split and broken nails.
The old blood dried glove-like on our knuckles as we hacked at the ground.
Trying to find a small way into our past.
So we may appease the future.

We avoided the larger, open beaches where
Huge torch lit congregations gather before the wave,
Chanting and throwing themselves
Repeatedly at the wall,

Only to fall, pleading and bloody at its base.

Instead we cling to the small places,
The coves and bays, now nameless,
To kneel and weep and bury.

Satin shirts. Crumpled lottery tickets. Photographs.

I dig in the vitreous ground, create something that is maybe
Half a foot deep, and unwrap my now lame possessions.

A small, final, Russian doll, lost without its elder siblings.

A page torn from the TV Times ,
Now with four succinct words scrawled across it in black marker.
Feathers. A beer mat.

They fit the hole perfectly.

I try my best to cover them over with shards, knowing that when I next return they’ll be gone.
Behind me I hear weeping,

A long drawn out wail, and turn
To see a group struggling across the shore.
Two men carrying what is now all too familiar,
Wrapped in a dirty blanket, one pale arm,

Dragging across the shining ground.
The wailing women carry brightly coloured spades,
And shuffle behind,
heir footing occasionally lost.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2018 08:30:33 PM
Forever searching..
Living a life of routines
Living a life of uncertainty
Will I recognize them?
Will they recognize me?
Who will it be?
My Soulmate.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2018 02:38:30 PM
nicely replicated
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2018 12:23:02 PM
The time has come to leave the bosom
To follow the light within your soul
And emerge two by two
  Photographer found comment helpful.
04/04/2018 06:35:59 AM
Great capture!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/30/2018 02:27:23 PM
Couples here
Couples there
Couples everywhere.
And I . . .
I search for my soulmate.
  Photographer found comment helpful.

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