Footprint

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A man commits suicide after grieving over a dead lover.

Submitted: June 02, 2011

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I came back to the beach today,

To see the ocean swell so blue,

And I remembered our footfalls,

When our love was true.

 

I saw the footprints fade away,

Into the sand and sea,

Then I remembered our days together,

When it was only you and me.

 

I looked around for the firepits,

And thoughts provoked my mind,

Of when we kissed and loved and played,

Our footprints had entwined.

 

Oh, but when he looked at me,

And I thought the course was there,

Death took him from my powerless arms,

When he was young and fair.

 

I felt around for seashells,

Just like the ones he found,

I put them in my pockets,

And cried without a sound.

 

The footprints are not there at all,

They’ve all been swept away,

The tides come in and take them all,

When they’re old and grey.

 

I looked out across the ocean,

And thought myself a man of chance,

I took my last drink from the whisky bottle,

And gave the beach a glance.

 

I walked into the foaming waves,

Unafraid of what might be,

But soon I know we'll be re-united,

My man, my love and me.


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