Treasure Island

Adeline Foster

(Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD)

~To Maurice


My life has been shattered by the sound
Of that tragic call.
My heart lies broken on the ground
With that fatal fall.

If in despair I cried my pain
Out to the very stars
The universe would not contain
The sound ‘twould reach that far.

If wanting could bring you back again,
If longing could open the door,
If I could awake to find it a dream
And you at my side as before,

I'd tell you of all the things you do
That made my world complete;
I'd never complain that you are you;
I'd lay my heart at your feet.

I cannot help but long for you
Though I know it cannot be.
You gave me the strength to bear this too,
By the faith you had in me.

Submitted: Sunday, April 01, 2012
Edited: Thursday, January 09, 2014

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  • Pheko Motaung (5/8/2012 10:04:00 AM)

    A poem written with true soul and so passionate! A beautiful rendering of marvellous nostalgic feelingss.Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (4/15/2012 2:28:00 PM)

    I am back and I find you are still writing such sweetly flowing, touchingly beautiful poetry. A great tribute

    A 10 (Report) Reply

  • Shahzia Batool (4/7/2012 12:40:00 PM)

    people vary, and differ in their opinion about rhyme-scheme, or rhyme...an artist is always connected to the tradition...your alternate rhyme supports the theme... (Report) Reply

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