Sue Vincent’s #writephoto: Causeway.

This week’s prompt ~ Causeway

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a calm seascape in half-light, with a pathway of stone leading through the waters towards the horizon.

It had always confounded him, the causeway stretched out before him standing proud leading out to sea and yet going nowhere. Just like him going nowhere.

Image found here.

Alone  he  stands  on the  beach

He’s come  this far from all he has known

All goals  and hopes  smashed  and out of  reach

He  has lost all, job,  family, love  and  home.

The  bottle’s content is  his  only  friend

He’s cold  and tired, no life he  has lost all hope,

The sun sets  another empty day comes  to an end

Water  laps his  feet, tears burn his  eyes  he cannot cope.

Emptiness  eats his soul the pain is deep like a cancer

He knows  he  had it  all and  lost it, his fault only

He  was young  and  reckless and a bright romancer

Squandered  days  and nights,drink and  drugs left him lonely

When did it  start  he  does not  know

But  he  prays it  will end and  soon

He lays  down curled  like  a  child, his  tears  flow.

Alone on  the beach washed  by sea and  lit  by moon.

His soul crosses the causeway.

This is part of Sue Vincent’s #writephoto.

32 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sadje
    May 08, 2020 @ 22:38:02

    So sad and moving story.

    Reply

  2. Alethea Kehas
    May 08, 2020 @ 23:13:31

    Heartbreaking ❤️

    Reply

  3. Sue Vincent
    May 09, 2020 @ 04:49:03

    A tragedy so many youngsters suffer, finding themselves old before they have lived.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      May 09, 2020 @ 04:58:59

      Yes I find it so very sad, why does it happen. I feel pain when I think of them. The situation we are in now is very dangerous for the young and vunerable. They don’t need to be homeless or jobless, they just are lonely and alone, with nothing to distract them … 💜

      Reply

      • Sue Vincent
        May 09, 2020 @ 07:03:00

        The damage from this particular situation is far-reaching and I have to wonder whether, long term, the protection this isolation is providing for the vulnerable will not be outweighed by the damage done to the mental, physical and emotional health of entire populations.

      • willowdot21
        May 09, 2020 @ 07:58:05

        I agree Sue , even those who are not alone are suffering too. 💜

  4. TanGental
    May 09, 2020 @ 08:56:46

    Now that’s rather touching… well done

    Reply

  5. Ritu
    May 09, 2020 @ 09:17:04

    Oh, Sis. How sad 😢

    Reply

  6. JoAnna
    May 09, 2020 @ 12:52:13

    A haunting story that feels all too real. People underestimate the power of addiction, but recovery is possible. Hope hangs on the horizon. My prayer is that the wind and waves will bring hope to those who need it and they will discover they are not alone,

    Reply

  7. Ben Naga
    May 10, 2020 @ 16:30:05

    A sad story, to be sure. 😦

    Reply

  8. Nima Mohan
    May 12, 2020 @ 11:01:32

    A sad end indeed !! 😦 I loved the strength of emotions portrayed 🙂

    Reply

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  10. robertawrites235681907
    May 13, 2020 @ 16:18:34

    A very intense and emotional poem, Willow.

    Reply

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