Treasure Island

Deva De Silva

* A Love by Default

I remember
How we danced on a bridge
One magical morning
Saturday night still hovering in the air
Hesitant to take its leave
Seized in tenderness, in love
Swaying to the music of sea waves
Whipping on the maimed rocks
Deafening us

You wore ivory horns
Bewitching my fleshy ears
Their strength clogging my senses
I wore my heart on my sleeve
Your dreams grew hairs on my bald scalp
A full head of black hair that glistened
A willing prey to your charms
I only dreamt of being yours

Steaming cheeks resting on a screaming heart
I remember looking far into the dark
Shivering in happiness, uncertainity, and fear
How you avowed your love, undying
How you announced to plunge in
To swim the black water's depth to prove it.

We belonged, that we did
I was yours
You were barely mine
Do you recall?
Our love by default

Submitted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Edited: Friday, December 04, 2009

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  • Fay Slimm (1/16/2009 9:11:00 AM)

    A wonderfully poetic desciption of Our Love - - and the askew, sideways use of word using the evocative memories, is very attractive in this piece....... a great verse..... thank you....... more please.....10 from Fay. (Report) Reply

  • Hope Wallin (1/14/2009 9:43:00 PM)

    I really like how descriptive this poem is, I can see it clearly in my mind's eye. A very beautiful work, written beautifully and sadly. Well done. A 10 and beyond. (Report) Reply

  • Dr. Kolitha Lelwala (1/14/2009 8:00:00 PM)

    Nicely penned, but really depressing. Caused a bit melencholy.
    it's because the the way you have painted the picture. Lost love is very painful.
    wonderful poem.10+++ (Report) Reply

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