The Edge of the Headlands

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    The Edge of the Headlands

    At the edge of the headland, sits a man

    Pain swims through his mind

    It took an hour to climb, but just a moment in time

    To leave his impression in the sand

     

    Laying in wait, he cries out in pain

    Calling out to his beloved Lorraine

    A year to the day, to his dismay

    She left them the very same way

     

    Walking the beach, their boy finds the man

    He reaches out grabbing his hand

    “Listen to me Son,” says the man “Don’t do what I have done”

    As he Drifts off to the Midnight Sun

     

    Many years have passed, since time met its match

    At the cliffs of the headlands that day

    The boy, now all grown, with a son of his own

    Will always make time for a catch

     

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    WordSlinger commented on The Edge of the Headlands

    04-24-2010

    The rhythm, and driving voice in this is power, complete Suspence, to the days ahead, this fits your name, ty WS

    Jes commented on The Edge of the Headlands

    06-04-2009

    Your good will look more at ur work if ur look at mine but have to get them in here or on the site later

    daniel081180 commented on The Edge of the Headlands

    06-04-2009

    this poem is really good. I enjoyed the message it sends. learning from the past is a excellent thing. Great job.

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

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