Surfeited of Love

by Tony   Mar 5, 2018

The jagged rock has been jaded
From the tidal ebb and flow
The ocean showing him her love
Then absconding with all he knows

She is mysterious and beautiful
But she has worn him down
He just wants her to stay with him
In her he wants to drown

But it is not in her nature
She is starcrossed with the moon
Drawn to what is out of reach
Enervated- the rock is hewn

Battered by this endless cycle
And yet unable to let go
For he is just a rock
And this life is all he knows

Why does he repeat this,
The cycle that leaves him spurned?
When he knows that she will leave him?


It feels so good when she returns


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  • 9 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is a brilliant metaphor Tony, and although the meaning behind it is sad, your expression of it is wonderful and I like how you've asked and answered your own question in the final stanza. Fab stuff! :-) x

    • 9 months ago

      by Tony

      Thanks Kitty, I used to think of myself as the wave, and I would brake on the rocks... always being pulled by the moon... but I ran with this one. And I guess it works

      : p

  • 9 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Another fantastic piece Tony and one which I'm sure many of us can somewhat relate to

    • 9 months ago

      by Tony

      Thanks Em
      : )

  • 9 months ago

    by Brenda

    Amazing Tony, amazing....

    • 9 months ago

      by Tony

      Thank you for the nomination Brenda, but more for the time you took to read.

  • 9 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    lovely use of extended metaphor here, Tony. Those blasted 'oceans' do keep drowning us, don't they?
    I hope this is nominated - excellent work.

    Take care

    • 9 months ago

      by Tony

      Thanks Ben... and yes, they do. I had a play on words with the title. Surfeited can either mean an over abundance, or a sickness from an overabundance... which is the state I'm currently finding myself.

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