Black Beach

by Scrittore   Jul 22, 2018

A beach was created
From waves of tears long shed
And blackened sand formed
From the ashes of bruises bled

A shadowy figure walks burning
Then swims in tides too high
A woman wandering lost with
Her death drawing nigh

She has no hope within her
No fear left in her bones
And more ashes grows beneath her
The sea drowning in her woes

Blissful daydreams are filled with
Memories of brighter times
But each thought brings downpours
As waters continue to climb

Sullen and alone she sits
Searching for the sun
Vacant eyes withheld her as
She found that there was none

An endless night, how can it be
How much more of this to bear
Lonely, cold and shattered
Her only friend - despair

That cladestine ocean rages on
The shadowy figure still seen
Lost and wandering endlessly on
The beach of dying dream

Some background. Black beaches are often found in volcanic areas. The black sand is known to be very hot, hence the burning of the woman.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Maple Tree

    This is a beautifully crafted poem.
    Filled with powerful visuals and intense, metaphoric
    messages. I do love having the background for the poem but as the reader this poem allowed me to take it beyond that. Very touching and powerful poem this week!

  • 3 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    This is so unique - I love the imagery, so clear that I could almost taste the saltiness in the beach air. x

  • 3 years ago

    by Walter

    This is a fantastic visual write. Glad to see it has been nominated!

    • 3 years ago

      by Scrittore

      Thank you! I didn't realize it was nominated!

  • 3 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    This is fabulous Scrittore. Brilliant imagery and wonderfully rhymed :-) x

    • 3 years ago

      by Scrittore

      Thank you! I'm very proud of this one!

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