I threw it in the sea and it came back to me rusted and troubled. by PJ Ryan

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I threw it in the sea and it came back to me rusted and troubled. by 

You told me that you loved me
but I saw you running beside the sea
with her
hand in hand
toes in the sand
making memories out of nothing at all
It’s all I ever wanted

Would you dip yourself in my heart?

So I curled my salted hair
around my lingering fingers
and I cut myself on the rusted ring
from the sea
you gave me
nothing that mattered
more than this
you gave me nothing
that I need.

© ryan


sea, rocks, rust, ring, wedding, rusted, shoreline, engagement, pj ryan

Bitey, metaphorical and ambiguous little writes.

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  • Miri
    Miriabout 6 years ago

    aw sad in a beautiful way :-)

  • flower68
    flower68about 6 years ago

    Beautiful Nic.The words that you wrote to match this image are so perfect,and perfectly beautiful and sad.

  • adgray
    adgrayabout 6 years ago

    Gorgeous Nicole! :O)
    The picture is a great capture – great find – and your poem is exquisite! ♥
    Well done lady well done! :O)
    B R A V O !! ♥

  • girlinthestars
    girlinthestarsabout 6 years ago

    such a unique pic… And the words are soft and beautiful!

  • aglaia b
    aglaia babout 6 years ago

    wow, love the muted colours and tones.
    so love the poem too! ;-) xox

  • ytsumner
    ytsumnerabout 6 years ago

    How could I not click and peek at such a beautiful title…and what do I find but a little treasure of a poem resting under the sea. you are a mermaid. x

  • Robert Knapman
    Robert Knapmanabout 6 years ago

    Wonderful image….and I discovered an even more wonderful poetic companion. More and more wonderful ,)

  • Geir Floede
    Geir Floedeabout 6 years ago

    So beautiful cirkle. Symbol of the endless…
    … and the sand. Its changes the visual character … alt the time when the wawes came in.

  • Beth A
    Beth Aabout 6 years ago

    Great title, great find!

  • Deborah Milligan
    Deborah Milliganalmost 6 years ago

    beautiful image nicole

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