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A Poem by Ellen Hammond





Predictions of hurricanes,

Tornadoes, strong winds, and gales,

Always turn my thoughts to you,

For forty years, without fail.


As a full-time fisherman,

Such forecasts caused much concern.

For boats, weirs, and lobster traps,

Your worry and fear would churn.


The mention of storms brewing,

Way down in tropical isles,

Gave you many sleepless nights.

Anxious frowns replaced your smiles.

 

Perhaps it is the timing,

This one striking eastern shore,

Makes me pause to realize,

You’re not distressed anymore.

 

A decade has drifted by,

Since our Father called you home.

Your footsteps imprint our hearts,

Though this earth you no more roam.

 

Six years ago I joined you

For a brief moment in time.

My work was not yet finished.

Sent back!  I now pen this rhyme.


‘Twas a wonderful visit.

You fair glowed with joy and peace.

At last we could share freely.

No fear love would ever cease.

 

Now you know when you asked me,

If you hadn’t first touched drink,

I would have gone home to you,

Sparing all, much grief, I think.

 

True love is eternal.

We’d have never stayed apart,

If we’d ignored foolish pride

And listened to our hearts.

 

Hind-sight is twenty/ twenty.

We can’t change the past, you know

But we can learn life’s lessons

And from our poor choices grow.

 

To see you so contented,

Was an awesome gift for me.

You’re always in safe harbor,

And now sail a tranquil sea.



© 2013 Ellen Hammond



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True love is eternal ...
We’d have never stayed apart,
If we’d ignored foolish pride
And listened to our hearts.

~Beautiful lines~

Yes, your absolutely right about love .. love`s, of course, an eternal .. it`s you know what? A capricious which doesn`t stay constant with one heart, it`s kept hovering every-where around the world. You`ve expressed many things in brief through this beautiful poem. I admire this piece. Lovely poem!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review. I wrote this poem in memory of the fisherman I had been married to.. read more
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Stephen

3 Years Ago

Your welcome! I`m so sorry to hear about your husband. Hope everything`s been well with the time out.. read more



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This is so beautiful. Those of us that have had the good fortune of finding that life mate have to thank God for the time we were allowed to be together. Valentine

Posted 10 Months Ago


Ellen Hammond

10 Months Ago

Thanks, my friend.
Ellen, you made me speechless, I totally was lost in your words your verses...I always thought words can create a magically spell...today you made me believed that for sure...epic!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

3 Years Ago

Wow! Thank you for such a lovely, heartfelt review.
A. Amos

3 Years Ago

I love your work and you're most welcome...
Ellen, this is a beautiful tribute to eternal love even though you are apart.
Glad you came back.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

3 Years Ago

Thanks Susie Q. I am not hear often due to some health issues etc. but will definitely try to revie.. read more
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Susie Q

3 Years Ago

After all you have been through I am sure you have many health issues. Take care my friend.
T.. read more
a very moving poem...easy on the eyes and quite profound...i loved it!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

3 Years Ago

Thank you. I am so pleased that you found this poem moving. It of course holds a special place in .. read more
True love is eternal ...
We’d have never stayed apart,
If we’d ignored foolish pride
And listened to our hearts.

~Beautiful lines~

Yes, your absolutely right about love .. love`s, of course, an eternal .. it`s you know what? A capricious which doesn`t stay constant with one heart, it`s kept hovering every-where around the world. You`ve expressed many things in brief through this beautiful poem. I admire this piece. Lovely poem!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review. I wrote this poem in memory of the fisherman I had been married to.. read more
This comment has been deleted by the poster.
Stephen

3 Years Ago

Your welcome! I`m so sorry to hear about your husband. Hope everything`s been well with the time out.. read more
Hello my friend, good writing, I had a few seconds with my Late husband, I wrote about it, I still remember every seconds of it, he looked so good no sign of illness and younger.
How are you? Hugs and God Bless.
Annie

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Ellen Hammond

3 Years Ago

Thanks Annie! Glad you were blessed with a visit to see that your late husband too. A visit like t.. read more
lamenting past mistakes always seems so clear. Yet in reality it wasnt clear at all till long after the fact

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ellen Hammond

4 Years Ago

Usually that is the case Tate, but not so in this instance, at least for me. Thanks for taking time.. read more
A strong rhyme scheme throughout and a wonderful flow. This is a very good poem. Great job!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Ellen Hammond

4 Years Ago

I really appreciate your taking time to read and post a review. Your comments are very kind. Thank.. read more

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Ellen Hammond

Saint John, N.B., Bay of Fundy , Canada



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