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Cobblestone Walk w/o the happy ending

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IsabelleSkye
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0 posted 08-21-99 10:03 PM       View Profile for IsabelleSkye   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for IsabelleSkye

(author's note.....do NOT read if you like happy endings!)

older, time wisened
enclothed in a melancholy air
her hesitant step
leads her near
near the centre of her heart
the centre she has hidden so well
these many long years

she wonders if he'll know her
she wonders if he'll still be waiting
she wonders if she's too late

sun sparkling down
in a carefree giggle upon her skin
reveals a crisp white circle
where, until so recently,
a band of gold lay

her step slows,
for in her vision is a garden
a garden, she knew as if
created by her own hand

a row of lush lavendar
up each side of a mossy cobblestone walk
a walk that leads to a heavy oaken door
a door inset with stained glass
pictures of Hummingbirds (never seen in this country)
pictures of Columbine and Roses and Wisteria

she can't move, or breathe, or think
the moment of waiting has passed
and her love, her future rests here
up a few feet of stone
through a door of glass
in a house of oak and granite

boldly she steps forward
to ring the brass bell
as the door opens
opened by a blonde darling girl with eyes of deepest blue

who with finger in her mouth mumbles "Mummy!"
and flounces away, curls and all

her heart pales
in wondering

she hears, from the back of the house
"Who is it Izzy?"

(Izzy?? Please God NO!)

her knees fairly shake in fear
as she waits there upon the stair
the stair she had hoped to call home
when behind her she heard
the voice she had loved for so long
"Isabelle, my GOD! Why have you come now?"

turning she sees his eyes first
as he grabs her arms and pulls her close
in a hug, of tears and joy and sorrow
he whispered against her hair
"I waited so long, and when ten years had passed I expected you not. I have married
and have a child now, we named her Isabelle."

she pulled away in pain and anguish
hastening down the walk
and again she hears that lovely voice
"Eric, who was that? Why are you so upset? Eric?"

feet shaky on her path
she walks deeper into the highland
leaving her past and torment behind
leaving her heart
lying there upon the moss strewn cobblestone walk




[This message has been edited by IsabelleSkye (edited 08-21-99).]
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 08-21-99 10:20 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I was in the mood for this. You did not disappoint me and I'm glad I had that box of Kleenex handy! My sobs are just now subsiding...gently tears continue down my face. You have touched my soul with this one, Izzy!
Colin
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2 posted 08-22-99 03:40 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

SHIT! PDV, pass those damned kleenex, I NEED THEM!
hoot_owl_rn
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Oh my...crying here. This was remarkable, but the romantic in me liked the other version better
"she walks deeper into the highland
leaving her past and torment behind
leaving her heart
lying there upon the moss strewn cobblestone walk"
what a statement these four lines make!!!




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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Emmy
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4 posted 08-22-99 09:34 AM       View Profile for Emmy   Email Emmy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Emmy's Home Page   View IP for Emmy

The happy ending on your other version of this poem gave me such a warm feeling that I wasn't sure if I should let that one go and move on to this one... but I'm glad I did because this poem was just as good (although I think I should consider waterproof mascara in the future when reading poems like this one!)!
Rosemary J. Gwaltney
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5 posted 08-26-99 09:25 PM       View Profile for Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Email Rosemary J. Gwaltney   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rosemary J. Gwaltney's Home Page   View IP for Rosemary J. Gwaltney

I love this. Akin to a ballad, and a very poignant one indeed.
 
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