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   The warm, comforting glow of the sunset

The salty, cool spray of the sea

The lonely cry of the sea gulls

A distant voice calling to me.



I turn to see a shadowy figure

Of someone I can't recognize

Although there is something familiar

Within the depths of his clear, blue eyes.



Then, like a wave crashing over the shore

The memories pour into my head

I remember the soft moonlit nights

The tender words that he said.



I shiver as I recall how it came to an end

On that one tearful night in July

All it took was a twist of fate

No time for me to say good-bye.



The shock and the anger have faded with time,

But the empty space is always there.

He has gone to a place that is peaceful,

While I am left alone here.



His arms will never comfort me

Nor his advice guide the way

His laughter always made me smile,

I thought I heard it yesterday.



His image draws closer,

As I walk down this beach

All I want to do is hold him

But he's forever out of reach.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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