The Lonely Sailor

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
An expression of loneliness

Submitted: July 21, 2012

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The lonely sailors name is whispered across the wind

A gentle and mysterious wonder beckons him

It is an island in the distance that pulls upon his heart

The water is cold, unforgiving and dark

There is a flash of his lonely life as he gazes into its depths

So into the water he dives for there is nothing else left

The frigid waters punish his body and soul

He thinks, “This water is no different than my life I just left”

Stroke after stroke draws him closer to the island that holds his great wonder

Again the gentle voice calls out the sailor’s name

He stops and gazes at something shimmering above the waves

Before him is an island of magnificent grandeur

Its sands are made of velvet crystal splendor

Standing upon its shores his loneliness starts to fade

He wonders, “Could this be the end of my lonely days?

In the distance is a beautiful lake

The mysterious voice calls him to that place

Arriving on its shore he sees a great sight

Water of magnificent sky blue

Giving off beams of radiant light

In the middle of the lake is an island shaped like a tear

The sailor screams “can this water wash away all my fears?”

The voice calls out “Come here to this island shaped like a tear.”

He dives into its warm and soothing waters

It is sweet, calming and mild

His soul starts to fill with the magic he knew as a child

Onward he swims each stroke shading his soul’s angry fire

Reaching the island of his heart’s desire

He beholds a wondrous vision

Sitting before him is a mermaid of legend

Hair of silk, eyes of pure softness, and a face full of compassion

An aura of love, a beauty beyond comparison

He falls to her feet and begs “can you take away all my pain?”

She reaches down and pulls him into an embrace

He gazes into her eyes and feels a true love with no traces of pain

A rock of the ship disturbs him from his slumber

Fading away is his beautiful wonder

He reaches out one last time and gazes deep into her eyes

“Please don’t leave me” he pleads

She smiles loving and fades away back to the world of dreams


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