Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Kisses underneath a waterfall are but a dream

Why look upon the past
where there lives no salvation
What fool searches to quench his thirst from a hollowed glass
Surely that will not bring on satisfaction

He says kisses under a waterfall are but a dream
But I've felt those kisses once upon a time; but had to frown
For if I'd not let go to take a deep breath
I would have surely drowned

Sometimes I think upon that rain
Of water coming down from passionate streams
And smiles that spread as wide as the widest seas
Until the drought interrupted the routine

Like desert sands are hot as coals
The drought was dry and so extreme
And thoughts turned to hallucinations from the heated wrath
Where there once were waterfalls, there now was colorless schemes

What is honesty without truth and fact
What is love without the same thing
They are simply kisses underneath a waterfall
In a heartbroken lover's dream


Copyright ©2008 Attica Lundy

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

that's sad. "It's almost like there was no love at all. If there were forgiveness and patience should have come in mended both hearts. Everyone makes mistakes some more hurtful then others but we must forgive and try to work thru them since love is involved. So once again where you ever in love or just on a mental vacation from reality?" - unknown

Attica Lundy said...

As with any of my poems, I speak for the masses...through my own personal experiences and the experiences of others.

I think the character of this poem must have been in love because I, too, see saddness in it. When she says "He says kisses under a waterfall are but a dream But I've felt those kisses once upon a time;", that tells me that perhaps what she thought was real to her must not have been real to him. And then when she says "but had to frown
For if I'd not let go to take a deep breath
I would have surely drowned" it seems to be saying that she was being caught up and had to snap back into reality before she got in too deep (guess that what's meant by drowning".

This is one of my favorite new poems (I'm actually a big fan of most of my poetry, lol). It's romantic, sad, remorseful,and yet still loving!

Thank-you for commenting on this piece. If you would like to discuss this poem or any of the others, please feel free to contact me at atticalundy@gmail.com .

Anonymous said...

I shall

Anonymous said...

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