We are islands, you and I,
two lonely islands at low tide.
we are separate, yet, in this sea together
through rain, or shine, or any weather
I see you across the ocean blue,
and I want to give my love to you.
i know your shores i'll never reach
but the waves carry my love towards your beach
You smile in the way that islands do,
and the winds bring your love back to me, too.
we've learned to be happy sitting here
but the tides are changing fast, i fear
I can't love you forever, only a moment in time,
because soon we will drown, come high tide.
forever is a long time anyway
and i'm glad to have known you, if only for a day
Please, don't be afraid when we sink;
there's less meaning in eternity than in a blink.
know that i love you as we drown
i promise it's alright that we won't be around
It's okay, because, one day, everyone's gone.
The ocean waves will continue on...
i send my love to you once more
and the water rises above our shores
We were islands, you and me,
two lonely islands drowned in the sea.*
© c.v. & J.E. DuPont
In case you were ever wondering why my name is Tide Islands on here,
this is it.
This is one of the only collaboration poems I have ever done in my life.
It's special to me because it was written by my fiance and I when we were teenagers.
(I am italics, he's regular font.)
Today is the anniversary of his death:
I apologize for his grammar (it was kind of his style), and the fact that this poem isn't really all that good since we wrote it when we were young, but I can't really change it now that he's gone.
I wish I had a date on this one, but unfortunately, I don't.
I never wrote the date when I was younger, which I really regret not doing.