Poetry Contest entry 2

Three Stones by Stewart Lever


Why is he smiling that naked man?
Alone in the sun, by the rocky lagoon.
Staring at the sea, as it ebbs and flows.
He holds a stone up to his chest
As he sings this tune,
Through these three stones,
Moulded by the sea
Boulder, rock and marble.
Smiles as he understands
And sees that it’s possible.
This big black boulder like her love for him
Lonely now she’s gone, his new life must to start.
She found a stone,on a shingle beach.
A sea-smooth marble she gave him,
Sea-etched with a heart.
A grey lump of rock, a grey jagged stone
Like her love for him, such a short time with her.
Throwing each of the stones to the deepest pool,
But hugs a stone to his chest
As he sees how things were.
This naked man (is back at) returns to the rock pool
Finds the black boulder (now) home to crab and limpet.
The jagged rock has gone, crumbled into sand
He hugs the heart stone to his heart,
Cos he knows he’ll never forget.
© Stewart Lever December 2005

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  1. Danee February 18, 2013

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