She walks the dog along the beach,

as the sun reflects the trees,

orange, red and yellow,

with still a touch of green,

off of the mirrored surface,

like the perfect movie scene.

Solitude surrounds them,

the birds, only with their songs,

invade the silent stillness,

of her thoughts, of what went wrong.


 Had familiarity,

indeed, brought on contempt?

Oh no, not he, not she, not them,

weren’t they to be exempt?

Were they not the kindred spirits,

alike in all respect,

twin souls upon the parallel,

from birth, their paths direct?

Impossible” she thought, “not us,”

yet, that thought would not reject.


 “If only he had come along,

with us, the dog and I,

together on this sterling day,

and beside the water walk,

perhaps, perchance, the autumn air,

would bring a cleansing talk.”

But no, he had not interest,

preoccupied with some thought,

and a barely heard goodbye,

was all that she had got.



(part three)

Jack Downing

Oct. 2011

©Jack Downing, aka Jake All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or disseminated in any form, without the expressed consent of the author. JRD 11/16/11.


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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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5 Responses to Perception

  1. Beth Ann says:

    What?? This is taking a turn towards sadness. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Make it happy, Jake!! Make it happy! 🙂

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Jake..where are you???? No post today???? All okay??? Hope you aren’t in a fray. Maybe you are at the bay. And that is where you can stay. And play. Please don’t go away… are okay, I pray….

    • I posted today Nov. 16, actually yesterday now.. Maybe reread it take another look..And thank you I am fine. I am now about to post part four..Thank you so much for your concern.. Jake.

      • Beth Ann says:

        Whew. I am glad you are fine.

      • I thank you for your concern. Although I do not know howthat happened, as I have said, I posted everyday, But,it’s nice to be missed even when you aren’t missing… HUH? Have a safe and relaxing vacation with your family..Remember all of life’s tribulations will still be here when you get back, so,don’t worry about leaving them. lol


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