"The Lake"

"The Lake"

A Poem by Kimberly Ellis
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I wrote this a very long time ago.

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I remember that day. 
I remember it so well. 
I had found myself walking towards the lake
I couldn't remember how I had gotten there
or which roads I should take 
backward or forward, it all seemed the same. 
nothing but water and woods for as far as my eyes could see
So I walked straight ahead onto this old dirt path
lined up and down with enormous trees

The wind was strong and I could hardly see
if there was anywhere to go,  or anywhere to be.
But there was something above that had caught my attention
I began to look above and around
only to find that the sun was beginning to fade
the sky was becoming darker by the second
And I stood there all alone as this eery change took place

I remember being surrounded by so much darkness
And that is when I felt a brush against my face
It was gone just as soon as it came 
And I looked around to see 
but there was still no one around
still no one -
just me

My eyes were beginning to adjust to the blackened sky
I walked so long and so far into that night
with absolutely no reason why
And looking back at it now, I wonder how 
I wasn't paralized with fright. 

I remember when I heard the rustling of the trees
As if the wind was pulling me along
with the hands of a breeze
So I followed it there
What else was I to do?
Down to the edge of the lake 
and that was when I had found you

I could see your reflection in the stillness of the water
You radiated so much light
and your eyes even shined
I reached down to touch you
but a reflection was all I could find.
Only a reflection
My reflection rippling in the lake

Around that moment, my vison became clearer 
And I looked around to see 
but there was still no one around
still no one -
just me 
I knew it was then that I should try and find
my way back to that old dirt path. 
All alone.
It was then
I knew
I should try and find my way back home. 

© 2012 Kimberly Ellis


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Great writing.'Down to the edge of the lake, and that is when I found you, I could see your reflection' and then you realized it was your reflection. I loved this. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thanks for reading my poetry. :)
My reflection rippling in the lake.
Nice write.

Posted 9 Years Ago


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Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thank you! :)
Sami Khalil

9 Years Ago

You are welcome.
This piece gives such a chilling and lonely feel yet also beautiful. I love the concept of finding only the reflection. Very good piece!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kimberly Ellis

9 Years Ago

Thanks! It is pretty lonely. I kind of like it cus it's peaceful to me in a way... odd. :)
Whitney Kleinhuizen

9 Years Ago

I found the same feeling, hauntingly peaceful.

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