Memories Poem~ by Deborah McConnell

Staring out into the deep blue sea it beckons me,
calling me as it laps at my ankles.
As each wave crests and crashes to the shore,
it grants me the escape I’ve been longing for.

I want to escape but the salty sea air,
and the sand on my skin brings me back.
Back to that day, that very spot,
that summer day I spent with him.

The day we walked along the beach,
sharing our dreams, laughing and flirting.
The day I watched him bury his toes in the sand,
that day I fell deeper in love with him.

I push it aside and take another step further into the water,
closing my eyes I feel the waves gently nudging me deeper.
Deeper and deeper into the water,
with each step I am closer to escaping him.

In the distance a sea gull screeches,
another wave crashes against the shore.
The sounds of laughter, the roar of a boat,
all disturbing my peaceful escape.

Surprised at how deep I had gone,
how far from the shoreline I was.
I realize this is the closest to escaping him I’ve come.

Can’t they see it’s what I need?
Why must the memories bring be back to this place.
Back to that day, the day I spent with him,
a memory I can’t escape.

©Deborah McConnell 2011


I am a hopeless romantic. I mean hopeless! A sentimental fool that hangs on to every word, song and trinket like it’s a lifeline.

Scattered Musings of A Creative Mind


12 thoughts on “Memories Poem~ by Deborah McConnell

  1. I have promised myself to read your poem and I wish it hadn’t taken so long and I wish there was more! I can just feel myself taking every step with you; I can feel the waves pushing me and that sudden feeling when my feet no longer touch bottom although I have been at the bottom for so very long now. Really beautiful; surprised to feel tears in my eyes and somehow you captured that feeling, or feelings, of loss that this poem resonates with me on a truly deeper level and seldom does a poem bring tears on this way. And they are not stopping! Hope you don’t mind if I post on my wall; this is too universal not to share! Thank you!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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