Somewhere Out There--Poetry

Updated on May 4, 2016
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

I look for you among the unknowns milling around the docks

Sitting high above the deep blue sea

Catching a glimpse of awakened past memories

Held tightly inside pleading to be set free

White caps dancing merrily across the shore

Remembering the good times once more

Dreamy days of being lazy

Walking through fields of wild, yellow dasies


Building sand castles, strolling barefoot in the tingling white sand

Forever seeking that glowing, bronze tan

Sometimes just doing nothing, holding each other tight

Napping till wee hours in the night

Holding no ridged schedule, living life with heightened delight

Enjoying life, no thought of any heartache pain

Through the torrid storms of life, rarely did it rain



Then one day it happened, the wind began to blow

Waves washing our sand castle's to the sea depth below

No longer walking together, or holding each other's hand

We seemed to drift apart like the wind parted the sand

Now seeing only white caps flapping against the jagged rocks

Forever searching for you among the unknowns milling around the docks

Maybe someday you'll be strolling casually along our once loved sea?

Looking down at the crowd, my eyes see you

Perhaps you'll look up and see me?



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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shauna, I must admit, I was thinking of someone I lost along the way and I did have all the emotions you mentioned. Thank you so much...

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      2 years ago from Central Florida

      Ruby, there are so many emotions here. Peace, tranquility, wonder, joy, sadness, despair, longing and hope. Very engaging poem, my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dear Mar. So happy to see you. A song can put me in a mood like nothing else. Music touches the inner being, as you well know, my sweet music lover. Thank you...

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      Maria Jordan 

      2 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Love how your mood drives your work...

      This describes heartache and heart-hope, sweet Ruby ~ simply beautiful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Manatita, Your comment makes me smile, so glad you enjoyed my poetry and video. Thank you....

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      manatita44 

      2 years ago from london

      Great artistry in your telling of sweet tales past; much eloquence in the video. Touching!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dana. Your comment is so very true, Is it lust or love? Finally when you find that true love, you know for sure. Thank you for coming by my page...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey. Good to see you back on Hub Pages again. I love your comment. Thank you....

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      Dana Tate 

      2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      Wow! This was a beautiful poem of love found and love lost. When you find someone who you love deeply, you never know if it will last. In the beginning you never know if its lust or the real thing, but we continue to search for the real thing. This was truly beautiful Ruby.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      2 years ago from California

      Oh this pulls at me somehow--beautifully penned!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Elena, it is so good to see you again. I've missed you! Thank you for a beautiful comment....

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      Elena 

      2 years ago from London, UK

      Bitter/Sweet but beautiful poem. I've always admired couples who celebrate anniversaries. It's such a wonderful blessing. When couples lose their partner early in life, not many find that kind of love again.

      Thanks Ruby.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rasma. I'm so glad you enjoyed the ride. Thank you.....

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Genna, so happy you thought it was beautiful!!!!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Lovely poetry that takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride.

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Perfect poetic description of love and love, lost, and the hope of finding it yet again. Just beautiful, Ruby!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DDE, so nice to see you. Thank you for a wonderful comment...

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A wonder indeed. The title says it all.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. How very sweet, your comment. I appreciate your faithfulness in reading my hubs. Thank you so much...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Frank. Your comment is making me smile BIG time. Thank you for always encouraging me to try something new...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Theresa, I'm so happy that you enjoy my poetry and flash fiction. I love to write both. It seems when I'm feeling a bit melancholy I want to write poetry. Thank you so much.

      Peace and love...

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      Clive Williams 

      2 years ago from Jamaica

      wonderful piece, worth being published by some card company.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      you are a multi-amazing writer always... love the prose and the flash.. you get two thumbs up.. Happy Mother's Day to you and yours :) Frank

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike, feeling a bit melancholy tonight, instead of a flash fiction, poetry came to mind. A song does that for me. Happy you thought it was a moving piece. Thank you so much.....

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      Faith Reaper 

      2 years ago from southern USA

      Another beautifully penned poem, Ruby. This one brings on the melancholy for the heartache of lost love.

      I love reading your poetry and flash fiction.

      Peace and blessings

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shan, I have that CD and was listening to it when the poetry popped in my mind. Funny how a song can bring poetry to the surface. Always good to see you. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Bill, I'm thrilled that you enjoy my poetry. Thank you so much...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eric, I'm glad you were carried away and saw a bit of hope at the end. Thank you...

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - what a gentle swaying love you portray, and the sadness of its loss. This is a very moving piece.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      This is such a beautiful poem! I read the title and immediately thought of Fieval and American Tale because that song is in it. Then I see you included the song in your hub! LOL

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      Bill Holland 

      2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Flash fiction in poetry form. :) Well done, Ruby! I always enjoy your poetry.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent. A bit like a short roller coaster. But you gave me some hope at the end. Some poems can immediately carry you away - this one did.

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