That Moment in Time

by Agnes Clarke

They play with gay abandon in their world I don’t belong

To them I’m just a shadow or perhaps a rock of stone

A foreign body sitting and ignored here in the sand

With footprints sending messages of people all around

While loneliness surrounds my heart it’s beating my only sound


In mind I see the water lapping at my back

My seat of sand is warm to touch a feeling that I lack

Desperation sent me down to the sea from which I came

Covered in black and mourning those promises in vain

Carrying the sorrow of a life wasted and gone


Where do I turn what can I say no friends to understand

I broke the rules betrayed my beliefs in rapture led along

Empty promises a young girls dream to see this foreign land

He wanted only money not marriage and my hand

So when they leave and the waters come to wash away my grief

This mound of sand will carry me to solace in the deep



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Writers Bio

I have been writing poetry for quite a few years

I enjoy the challenge of creating my verse especially from pictures

I live in Lisburn N Ireland and have been married for 51 years

I am a retired housewife and grandmother of Jacob and Jesse



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