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Awaiting Arrival

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Alwye
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In the space between moments


0 posted 06-19-99 02:05 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Alwye

Her flowered skirt rustles in the gentle wind,
As she gazes over the ocean's twinkling blue.
She anxiously awaits the return of her love, her kin,
For the time of his valiant arrival is due.

She stands there upon the crumbling, rocky shores,
Scanning the distant horizon with a watchful eye.
Her heart is hopeful as she searches for the one she adores,
The greatest of men who stands by her side.

Dusk rolls in like a menacing, cruel storm,
And there is still no sign of welcoming sails.
Her salty tears are now slowly beginning to form,
But she hastily brushes them away, for he will prevail.

Frosted moonbeams now caress her weary face,
As twilight draws into a silent night.
Her darkened silhouette is a heavenly grace,
Her love for him glowing like a beacon of light.

The night fades into a sunny, warming morning,
But no relief is granted to a lonely wife.
For still no ship arrives upon wind's gentle wing,
And her tortured soul remains inflamed with anguished strife.

Days turn to weeks and then weeks to years,
And still his grand ship does not return.
No word comes to confirm her worst fears,
Nothing of him does she ever again learn.

As the years creep by she slowly lets him go,
And realizes its better to cherish the love that had been.
She has learned that it is better to let a new life grow,
Then to wait for an eternity for a ship that will never come in.

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*Krista Knutson*
© Copyright 1999 Krista Botterill - All Rights Reserved
Wintersurfer
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1 posted 06-19-99 09:20 AM       View Profile for Wintersurfer   Email Wintersurfer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Wintersurfer

Absolutely lovely! Beautiful imagery.... I love it!
Alwye
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2 posted 07-25-99 10:08 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Thank you very much.

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*Krista Knutson*

"It's a crazy thing, fate has perfect wings..."-Deanna Carter
Severn
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3 posted 07-25-99 11:48 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Wow. Be-oot-i-ful! So sad, yet that tiny spark of hope at the end fits so well.
Micah
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4 posted 07-26-99 01:20 AM       View Profile for Micah   Email Micah   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Micah

Another good one.. This may sound funny but this poem reminds me of the predicament one would have with another waiting on her to notice her and then after time he moves on.. He can't wait forever.. I dunno... Beautiful poem though.. Very good job but I need to go to bed...

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Micah Senter
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5 posted 07-26-99 01:24 AM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I can relate to this...sounds silly, but I've dated a couple of guys who were in the Navy, and I've spent my fair share of time "waiting for ships to come in...." Your poem makes it so very beautiful though...in a different light. Loved it.

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- poet FemmeFatale

"The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone..." Henrik Ibsen (1826-1906) Norwegian dramatist lyric poet

Artur Hawkwing
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6 posted 07-26-99 05:05 AM       View Profile for Artur Hawkwing   Email Artur Hawkwing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artur Hawkwing

Captivating..... I cannot remember how many books based on seafaring adventures I have read, but this is good indeedy. It reminded me of Odysseus.... Had I not lost that dear poem of mine, based on Odysseus, I would've shown it to you gladly. But once again, I liked your metaphor of a lost ship.
Alwye
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7 posted 07-26-99 07:12 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

I thank you all very much. Autur-- Now that I think of it, it does remind me a bit of Odysseus.

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*Krista Knutson*

"It's a crazy thing, fate has perfect wings..."-Deanna Carter
Ruby dagger
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8 posted 08-03-99 09:53 PM       View Profile for Ruby dagger   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ruby dagger

Your poem reminds me of all the women who have waited for their husbands to come home from war. I love it.

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Luv ya

Kelly

No doubt, this will be a night to remember. -SHeDAISY
hoot_owl_rn
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9 posted 08-04-99 10:47 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Wow! This is a wonderful story told in wonderful form. Great piece of work!

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Alwye
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10 posted 08-04-99 10:22 PM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Thank you Ruby Dagger and hoot_owl_rn, for your kind words.

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*Krista Knutson*

"Your kiss upon my face feels like a brush with grace, baby thats all it takes to take me higher..." SHeDaisy
Delores Hall
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11 posted 08-05-99 10:16 AM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

That was beautiful.
Alwye
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12 posted 08-20-99 12:27 AM       View Profile for Alwye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alwye

Thank you.

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*Krista Knutson*

"If I could be an angel, I'd make your every wish come true. But I am only human, just a woman lovin' you..." Trisha Yearwood

 
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