Death on the Shore

I led my lover to the sea
Down to the waters edge
The sun shone in the darkening sky

I held her hand
She looked at me, the way she always does
We kiss just as before

The bell that sounds the end of days hovers overhead
I held her tight in sweet embrace
Time and breath suspend her beating heart

My hands were strong
I heard her cry
Will you stay forever, like a lover should

It was dark and you were gone
Somewhere beyond the sea, it ebbs and flows
The spirit sleeps, my lover lies

I felt her go and leave me behind
in the evening light that shines so bright
at the end of days


Words and images by John Mee Photography

The above image can be purchased directly from my  main website at . Alternatively, you can buy a framed print or canvas from

Related Posts

The Holga 120N Diaries #1 The Holga 120N, 2 rolls of film and some masking tape. I've always liked old photographs - film photographs - and in particular, square format fil...
Ireland Calling Interview Below is a repost of a short interview I had some time ago with the Ireland Calling website - a superb collection of all things Irish. Be sure to pop ...
Road to the Lighthouse My brother James, visited from Australia a few weeks ago and we spend some time together. One day we decided to take the ferry over to Clare Island. I...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *