The Other Side


Our love was but an arc in time

A span of moments

Bridging one shore to another

Built by foundling lovers

Across a river wide


A sunrise and a sunset

Marking the passage of time

The slow waltz of the sun

Shining on our day as one

While the moon awaits


Lost in the rhythm and the rhyme

We danced while they played

The beauty of a song

Lasting but minutes long

Set in a minor key


There will always be a then

Living in my now

That binds my past

To what did not last

But I am standing on the other side


21 Responses to “The Other Side”
  1. beth says:

    looking across from being in one place and finding yourself in the other – well done

  2. How easily we take moments with another for granted, only lamenting on the loss of time with them when they are not present. This felt personal, brought back to me the one name I could insert into it, as though it was written with that purpose.

  3. Profound thoughts. I thought it was interesting that you gave the sun the rhythm of a waltz. Good choice of rhythms and you have, through that simile, made the entire poem waltz with intensity and beauty. Lovely work indeed my friend.

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Lovely Brad what a creative thought for a poem. We do indeed look back at our lives and what we have done while continuing to live. Beautiful Brad. Love and hugs Jonikins

  5. K.L. Hale says:

    That last stanza…I now see me on the other side of the river with more grace. Minor keys are beautiful; they come in at just the right timing! Well-done my friend. πŸ€πŸ€—

  6. mistermuse says:

    Many a good old song has been written along those lines….
    But your poem needs no music to bring back what old love defines

  7. Jim Borden says:

    I liked these two lines in particular:

    There will always be a then
    Living in my now

    another wonderful poem, Brad!

  8. My punishment for being tardy is that I have to echo Jim’s comment. I love that There will always be a then Living in my now.

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