Photo Challenge #135 – Drifting



It all started with an image, a boat adrift,

Then as it drew closer I saw

A boy and a girl,

Drifting, chatting, focused on each other

The girl decorating, blowing bubbles

Festooning the boat with balloons.

She sang softly to him as they paddled by

Oblivious to all around,

Her song so beautiful I saw tears in the boy’s eyes.

In the centre of the pond they stopped

She took his hand and whispered in his ear,

She lay him down in the boat and caressed and loved him

There they stayed, their time was theirs

So precious, so treasured.

He emerged smiling, took up the oars

Once again they floated with the stream

She popping the balloons as they slipped away

Their focus on one another.

And so as they rounded the bend

I speculated on what occurred there.


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19 Responses to Photo Challenge #135 – Drifting

  1. Joyfrida says:

    This is beautiful poetry Michael. Its always a sort of mystery what goes on between two people.

  2. lovely poem, Michael 🙂

  3. anjum wasim dar says:

    Romantically mysterious…kept reading till the last word and indeed the story leaves the reader wondering…engrossing effect. Really enjoyed

  4. Ry Summers says:

    One can only imagine, eh? I wonder if they lived happily-ever-after? What lovely work.

  5. Oh, this is so beautiful. Wonderful, Michael.

  6. Bernadette says:

    You created a lovely, romantic image. But why the tears?

  7. mandibelle16 says:

    Neat story Michael. I’m not sure if he’s dreaming, or if he’s seen what’s occurred. If he has it kind of gives me this voyer aspect to the speaker and that’s a bit disturbing.

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