Swiftly Alone

Posted: July 6, 2016 in poem, poet, poetry
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The coming and going of the ones in our life
One day they are there
the next they are gone
They move on in their travels
as I do and they say the same of me
None of us really knows where.
River of life is filled to its banks
with the flesh and souls of the ones we once knew
Family tied together by thin threads
Others appear as strangers one day
and we are carried by the currents together
trying to stay within reach with heads above water
attached only by our weak grips and wet string
but swift and deep waters slowly move us apart
Pulled from the last touch of our finger tips
we can only raise our hand in good-bye
yelling of places we will meet just around the bend
watching and listening until we lose sight
and each other’s shouts are no longer heard.
we are left moving swiftly alone.


  1. You carried me right along with this one. I became lost in the inevitability of that movement out of sight. It’s brilliant work. Evocative. Alive. The lingering effect feels like exhaustion from struggling against those things that will not be changed, and finally acceptance. That the energy remains high even after sight is lost really speaks loudly.

    I absolutely love this. 💕✌

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  2. The images your words create are poignant!
    These are some of the fascinating, but difficult things, about life…the fast flow, the comings and goings of people, the changes…but, at the end of it all…I will be glad I got the chance to be on the journey and to be a small part of so many people’s lives.
    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. iampeacenow says:

    This is wonderful – very thought provoking. It’s strange… I was just thinking how I keep losing people… peace to you

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