What Lasts Forever?

My apologies I missed last week – I seemed to have run out of ink.

This week’s Friday Fictioneers from Rochelle

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What Lasts Forever?

It was a dare; we ran naked along the beach.
Months later, the best man embarrassed us. Who told him?
You decorated and choose pictures for our home.
One day you said, “Nothing lasts forever.”
You left and disappeared.
I never liked your taste in art, and I was pleased to dispose of our differences.
But you were wrong.
When I close my eyes, I am with you under the moonlight; swimming.
I dream of us bobbing in the warm water; floating with promises for eternity.
Without your spirit, I flounder in this lonely depth of my dark despairing sea.

37 responses to “What Lasts Forever?

  1. So poignant. And romantic.

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  2. Beautifully written. I especially love the last line.

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  3. Better off forgetting about them and moving on.

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  4. Yes, memory does last longer than the events

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  5. My heart goes out to the MC. Very well-crafted story (I hope it’s fiction.)

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  6. nothing lasts forever indeed. we must learn to enjoy while it lasts.

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  7. Memories – when all is said and done, they are what last forever.

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  8. I think there’s quite some recovery curve to go through.

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  9. Ouch. A poet’s heart? Someone will toss him a life jacket.

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  10. All that bravado to hide the pain. Well done, James.

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  11. Oh this is very emotional. Flowing like the water described. Lovely

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  12. Dear James,

    Touchingly sad and filled with tangible longing. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  13. Somethings do last forever, or at least till our last breath. Such kind of a love is a rare find. Great take on the prompt!

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  14. Touching and sad.

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  15. There is a rumour, James, that even pain does not last forever.
    Sadly, though, even the best memories fade in time.

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  16. It’s very sad when the love lasts for one and not the other.

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  17. Some memories will haunt us. That’s why Alzheimer found that cure. Of course, it comes with some vicious side-effects. Well written. Very poetic.

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  18. I needed to read this twice. Not you. Me. Needed to catch all the undercurrents. Lovely. Kudos.

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  19. She has become closer to him in memories than she was in the flesh. Sad, but beautifully written.

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  20. A very sad story, but so well written and described. After “floundering in the despairing sea” for some time, I’m sure he won’t forget but will find the courage to pursue life again.

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  21. What an evocative description of love lost. Perhaps she was too shallow for him–and I hope, when he recovers, he will meet someone who will treasure him as he should be treasured 🙂

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  22. Lovely story, James. I think it’s the best one of yours that I’ve read. Really well constructed, but with a solid, emotional driver. Or, you could say, a powerfully emotional story where the writer has deployed much skill in crafting the narrative.

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