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Dark Horizon
by Roxanne Smolen
Wednesday, April 07, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Grandfather would bring me here
when I was young.  He would sit
on a weathered bench, his hands,
creased and as veined as maps, wrapped
painfully about the knob
of his cane.  He would hold me
toward the failing horizon
where the ships were only lights
in gathering dusk, and speak
of the places they'd seen, things
they'd been.  But I, being young,
would watch instead the waves strike
an anchor caught in the rocks.
Sea gulls would circle, crying
as if his words were the words
of their song.
                        I come often
now that he's gone.  I sit deep
in rock and gathering dusk,
small amid shattering waves.
I watch a dark horizon
and long for the song of gulls.

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Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 4/8/2004
great write
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/7/2004
Heartfelt, beautiful sentiments and meaning. Thank you, Roxanne. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/7/2004
This was so lovely and deeply moving, such memories,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Mark Carroll 4/7/2004
Roxanne, It is fortunate for the world that the heart knows not blindness.

I can almost hear the song of the gulls and the love that inspired it.

Thanks for sharing this,

Mark
Reviewed by Lori Moore 4/7/2004
Great write. It brought back a lot of memories to me. I think I know that place.



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