Tempest Of Tears

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A poem about the tears I cried for what I’d done. I hope you all enjoy the metaphorical language.

Tempest Of Tears 

10-28-21 5:16 am

 

Letters were sent

And letters came

Between our ships

It was all the same

 

To me who’d always 

Sailed alone

Passing many islands 

Never calling one my home

 

Never trusting things I found to be

In the mist or shadows 

Never turning around to see

You sailing ever closer to me

 

And in the cool of the ocean air

I turned around but didn’t clearly see

I shot a red flare to see what was there

Who could possibly be following me 

 

Friendly sails caught but one ember

All because I didn’t remember 

That as many times as I’d been at sea

You had been there helping me

 

Flames began to engulf the mast

Your plight only growing more dire 

A glint of light cut through my mask

I turned to see your ship on fire 

 

Desperate lifesavers thrown in the dark

Never came close enough to you

Buckets of water tossed from afar

Not sure what I thought that was going to do 

 

Eyes the color of unreachable dreams

That I never stopped to see

Glaring with tears for three wasted years

Deserve better than me

 

As the fire faded

And your ship sank deeper

It shattered on the ocean floor

When the sun arose

I looked around and realized 

You weren’t there anymore 

 

All at once the sky and sea

The wind and water all agreed 

 

Tumultuous winds dealt me harsh beatings

Flinging me against the deck, the rails & wheel 

Foaming waves flooded my throat 

When I screamed out all the pain I’d feel 

 

Thunder clapped and roared 

Filled with vengeful delight 

Delirium over took me

At last the time was right 

 

Calling when I couldn’t be heard 

Searching when there was nothing to find 

Stumbling around trying to reach for 

Someone I had left behind 

 

Lightning struck me into the waves

Into the void and cold

The sun hid away it’s warmth

And hypothermia took hold

 

I was drowning

I could not breathe 

But my life refused to leave

Something short of devastation

An endless state of suffocation 

 

Here below the wind and rain 

Trying to swim

Is fruitless and in vain

 

For the damage I’ve dealt you

That I failed to see

I’ll be trapped within 

The unrelenting sea

 

For all the pain and wasted years

I will drown

But never die

In a tempest of tears


Submitted: November 12, 2021

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