"Torment of Patience Spent" - the image by Trish O'Brien

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I wait by the sea
we’ve never met
but our souls have been entwined
for centuries long
Your spirit spins through my heart
and through my core
like a cleansing rain
that fills the crevices left by time
Like music, you breath deep into me
sweeping away the bruises of life
with your love
I feel you when I close my eyes
and listen to the sound
that makes my heart sing yet yearn
for your presence
upon, within, around me
We may never meet
but I know you’re there
in this life
….or another

I wrote the poem first, but felt the need for an image to go with it, so here it is – this is a reworked version of Voyager Dreaming.

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  • David  Hibberd
    David Hibberdover 5 years ago

    Beautiful image and lovely words to accompany it. Well done Trish

  • Thanks Davo, you always get there with a lovely thing to say just before I procrastinate and take the photo down….I’ll keep it up for a while then :-)

    – Trish O'Brien

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 5 years ago

    Superb match up Trish!!

  • Thanks Enivea, I was hoping you might be here tonight xx

    – Trish O'Brien

  • JaneSolomon
    JaneSolomonover 5 years ago

    Very lovely too Trish. xx

  • Thank you so much Jane xx

    – Trish O'Brien

  • monaiman
    monaimanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful work !

  • Thank you Mona, I always appreciate your comments!

    – Trish O'Brien

  • artyfifi
    artyfifiover 5 years ago

    Wonderful words & image. Glorious!

  • Thank you so much, thats a lovely thing to say!

    – Trish O'Brien

  • Simon Harris
    Simon Harrisover 5 years ago

    Excellent work :-)

  • Thanks Simon :-)

    – Trish O'Brien

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderover 5 years ago

    This is superb Trish, both image and words. I spent a while here before moving to another image. Wonderful.

  • Thats the greatest compliment Ric, I’m glad you enjoyed it so much!

    – Trish O'Brien

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 5 years ago

    Wonderful and inspiring work!

  • Thank you Jean, I’m so glad to receive your wonderful comments!

    – Trish O'Brien

  • benthebrown
    benthebrownover 5 years ago

    I wish I had the words to tell you how good your words are Trish. Lovely stuff. The image and words carry each other so well.

  • Thanks so much Ben x

    – Trish O'Brien

  • Tenee Attoh
    Tenee Attohover 5 years ago

    Inspiring writing,warm deep and understood. Great image, well achieved Trish!!!

  • Thank you Tenee, thats really kind of you :-)

    – Trish O'Brien

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