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Edward Field - The Farewell

They say the ice will hold
so there I go,
forced to believe them by my act of trusting people,
stepping out on it,

and naturally it gaps open
and I, forced to carry on coolly
by my act of being imperturbable,
slide erectly into the water wearing my captain's helmet,
waving to the shore with a sad smile,
"Goodbye my darlings, goodbye dear one,"
as the ice meets again over my head with a click.

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Poet: Edward Field
Poem: The Farewell

Comment 15 of 15, added on November 28th, 2015 at 12:52 AM.

VesW87 Looking forward to reading more. Great blog post.Thanks Again. Great.

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Comment 14 of 15, added on October 19th, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

jmo4Rb Great article. Will read on...

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Comment 13 of 15, added on September 28th, 2015 at 5:34 AM.

K47ADN Thanks again for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.

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