Sunrise (a poem)

Sunrise (a poem)

A Poem by Joshua Donahue

a poem about the sense of forever as a couple steps into the next chapter of their lives.

Sunrise (a poem)


We lay there, draped in one another’s arms
Feeling the smooth, comfortable sand beneath our bodies

It was still cool out, with little light to be seen
Yet, we remained still
As we heard the tides of the sea roll in and out of the shore
The seagulls taking flight, ready for the early day’s travel
And the wind, being the strings that controlled the motions of everything around us

We weren’t looking at each other -- We didn’t need to
We stared out across the sea of liquid as it rippled, knowing something was arising on the far side
So we waited

You squeezed my hand a little from impatience
We had longed to see this
It was something we needed so we could make a fresh start
It was the symbol for it
It was our green light to know we could move forward with our lives, even though I was departing the same day
It would most likely be our final moment we shared

Then, there it was
Rays of light began breaching the captivity of the ocean’s surface
It broke free, shining its glory everywhere and basking everything in pure richness
It gave the world a whole new perspective
This was our moment and our moment alone
It was our sunrise

© 2012 Joshua Donahue

Author's Note

Joshua Donahue
This is a piece that I wrote ages ago, but I never published it. It is a little different than my other writings. However, I do hope you enjoy it. It originated from "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks, as well as the movie adaptation. Feel free to offer suggestions and critiques. :)

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Love the imagery, well done. I could really feel and hear what you described, love it....

Posted 9 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is a beautiful piece. your imagery is breath taking. well done.

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Added on February 12, 2012
Last Updated on February 19, 2012
Tags: sunrise, sun, ocean, seagulls, love, emotion, feeling, passion, new, beginning, poem, poetry, leaving, abandoned, chapter, life, away


Joshua Donahue
Joshua Donahue

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