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Somewhere Out There--Poetry

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.

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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

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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



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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?



Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on April 06, 2020:

Thank you Peggy. This one written from my heart, remembering a love of long ago, and still missing him today.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 05, 2020:

You create such vivid imagery with your poems, and in this case, the images were a perfect accompaniment.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on June 09, 2016:

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...

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on June 09, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 31, 2016:

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...

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on May 31, 2016:

Love how your mood drives your work...

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 30, 2016:

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

manatita44 from london on May 30, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 25, 2016:

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...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 25, 2016:

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

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on May 24, 2016:

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.

Audrey Howitt from California on May 24, 2016:

Oh this pulls at me somehow--beautifully penned!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 10, 2016:

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

Elena from London, UK on May 10, 2016:

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.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 09, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 09, 2016:

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

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on May 08, 2016:

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

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 06, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 06, 2016:

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

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 06, 2016:

A wonder indeed. The title says it all.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 06, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 06, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 05, 2016:

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...

Clive Williams from Jamaica on May 05, 2016:

wonderful piece, worth being published by some card company.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 05, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 04, 2016:

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.....

Faith Reaper from southern USA on May 04, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 04, 2016:

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..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 04, 2016:

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

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on May 04, 2016:

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

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on May 04, 2016:

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

Shannon Henry from Texas on May 04, 2016:

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

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 04, 2016:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on May 04, 2016:

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.