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Mistress of life and death

Poetry By: Sunnyson

My partner is a fisherman and goes out into the minch in the Atlantic, off the Northwest coast of the Isle of skye and the weather can be awfull and very scary for me knowing he is out there.

Submitted:May 20, 2007    Reads: 156    Comments: 6    Likes: 0   


Everyday I fear her.� She can take you away

In a heartbeat

Like so many husbands and sons before.

�Our Lord made her, painted her upon

this Earth to stay for all time.

And none shall task her for her many crimes.

She gives life and she takes life, all power

And immense beauty.��

So very ancient beyond our ken.�

She is the shadow in my nightmare, my darkest fear,

But I know she can't have you when

you are here.


�Every Sunrise sees you to her very heart.� Her call

Is wild, as old as time.

And many men will follow.

So go to your mistress, your second love.� I will be here when

You return, and glad of it.

And thankful prayers I shall say.


I wonder will she be kind to you today and offer up her gifts.

Or will the clear sky I watch fill with darkening clouds?

Will her breath mingling with this gentle breeze

skip across the miles

And whisper of her wrath to come?


All day I will wait, until she and you are done.�

When she has given to you from her pregnant belly and showed today a smile,

never trust her dearest;� She has but showed her wiles.

Her face is that of many, her emotions are but few.

A beautiful mistress of deceit, she lulls,

and enchants men like you.


I am one of the�many� fishermens wives fearing

everyday that takes you away,�one of the many

�looking up at the skies that mirror her face.

For she is the womb of this very earth

filled with more secrets than the far flung stars,

and life; so much life she holds

�But there within, Death also has a home.��


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