The Waters Edge

The Waters Edge

A Poem by Pauline Downie
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Finding ones self

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I sat down by the waters edge, 
Felt the breeze against my legs, 
Dipped my toe, dropped my head, 
Deemed I’d rather be in bed. 
How is it so, I just don’t know, 
Where did my whole life go?

I question everything I think is mine, 
Always looking for those other times, 
Where joyful memories are not dead, 
And why I keep on feeling dread.

Silence creeps up from behind, 
Gently comes into my mind,
To a loving I have longed to find. 
Here I treat myself so kind,
No more hanging down my head, 
No more wanting to be in bed.

I capture a glimpse of what it's like, 
To love myself and not be so blind, 
For I have lived all this time, 
Wanting you was my only crime.

Now, I go back to the water's edge, 
Feel the breeze against my legs, 
Dip my toe and raise my head.

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© 2021 Pauline Downie


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A nice walk though thoughts of one who seems to be on the verge of finding something lost, or forgotten. But I just wanted the Line, "Wanting You is my only crime" to read, {Wanting You was my only crime.} But hay, your emotions are doing the talking here. :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pauline Downie

1 Week Ago

Thank you, now I’m not sure 🤔 I feel like maybe it should be is. I will have to get another opi.. read more
Pauline Downie

1 Week Ago

Ok I changed it, you were right. 🙏🌻
JE Falcon

1 Week Ago

It was right, the poem told me. LOL



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Yes, those old loves we can never forget, I know what ya mean, you expressed it well here and the journey was very visible and heartfelt.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A nice walk though thoughts of one who seems to be on the verge of finding something lost, or forgotten. But I just wanted the Line, "Wanting You is my only crime" to read, {Wanting You was my only crime.} But hay, your emotions are doing the talking here. :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pauline Downie

1 Week Ago

Thank you, now I’m not sure 🤔 I feel like maybe it should be is. I will have to get another opi.. read more
Pauline Downie

1 Week Ago

Ok I changed it, you were right. 🙏🌻
JE Falcon

1 Week Ago

It was right, the poem told me. LOL
A wonderful journey of self discovery. There is much hope in these words. To learn to love yourself frailties and faults and imperfections opens you up to a better life with greater possibilities. Thank you for sharing your poem with us.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pauline Downie

1 Week Ago

Thank you 😊

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Added on November 22, 2021
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