She stands and stares...

I stand behind her,

as she fades away.

She stands and stares,

as though he is due back today.

He is just behind an invisible curtain.

He will return,

she is certain.

His promise to not be gone long,

ended with the Siren’s song.

She does not turn and look at me.

Afraid to turn her back on the sea.

For she might miss even a glimpse.

She has been watching ever since.

I stand behind her,

each and every day.

She stands and stares,

having lost her way…

Sam Dantone

I am a many faceted artist who works in many styles and mediums, and in all dimensions. Despite my artistic variances, there is a common thread that stitches all of my work together. It is my critique on man’s apparent love for life and his constant destruction of it.

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  • MrHill
    MrHillalmost 6 years ago

    a very touching piece Sam….I wish you peace my friend….tobe

  • I wish Karen Peace, then everything else would fall into place…

    Thank you friend.


    – Sam Dantone

  • Gabby87
    Gabby87almost 6 years ago

    WOW……………………… That’s so very lovely and nice work too!!!!!

  • Thank you Gabby,


    – Sam Dantone

  • Stephen  Rogers
    Stephen Rogersalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful well written

  • Thank you Stephen,


    – Sam Dantone

  • mimi yoon
    mimi yoonalmost 6 years ago

    so beautiful and so sad, sam… you just stirred up waves of feelings inside of me…

  • Keep stirring those feelings,

    add some salt, ice, and cream and flavor to taste…

    Ice Cream!!!!!!

    Damned that sad stuff, eh?

    Thank you Mimi,


    – Sam Dantone

  • Erika .
    Erika .almost 6 years ago

    Oh wow, this is so melancholic and sad. And so beautifully written.

  • Thank you Erika,


    – Sam Dantone

  • David A. Everitt (aka silverstrummer)
    David A. Everi...almost 6 years ago

    Wow Sam although Brillianty written it is sad also …. and took me back “with the Siren’s song”
    a noise now I hate to hear as there is a person in desperate trouble! I also wish you peace too – David

  • Thank you Silverstrummer,

    Funny how sad can be so inspirational…


    – Sam Dantone

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 6 years ago

    excellent read Sam!

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 6 years ago

  • Thank you Ushnaa,

    You are always so kind to me…


    – Sam Dantone

  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...almost 6 years ago

    This was just featured in
    The beauty of poetry

  • Thank you Hannah,

    I am so glad you got this group up and running.

    I have been very inspired…


    – Sam Dantone

  • Arco Iris  R
    Arco Iris Ralmost 6 years ago

    This is so beautiful, coming from your heart. But, alas, beautiful, but sad. But some of the most famous poems were done in a sad, meloncholic way.

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