This vast wretched sea
Long have these accursed waters imprisoned me
I ache for the freshness of unsalted rain
Praying first to the light
And then invoking the darkness
Yet nothing changes
The air still smells of salt
I taste it in all that I eat
And even my dreams now sting with despair
Each night the scabs of memory rub raw
And I spiral into endless chasms of depression
I do not remember much now
No grudges, no ambitions, no remorse
Only a blurring face,
And a fading love…
My greatest love
How I long to feel the ebb of her gentle current
To rock and wrestle her harshest tantrums
To marvel at the heavens all around
Dreams above, and dreams below!
How cruel of fate that my limbs be broken
That I gaze from this tower each night
That I but taste the tired ocean breeze
Its most fertile scent, sprayed long before the shore
Yet from here I still watch
A beacon guiding my brothers home
Living off the happiness in their laughter
And the memory in their eyes
In my lonely lighthouse…
A temptress I cannot resist
A wench that can never be mine
What virgin lands does she hold over that pink horizon
What wealth and pleasures await me still
For I have roved far and wide
Plundered and pillaged more than I can stomach
Yet still I recall;
The mystery in the stone,
A key I searched the darkest places to find,
And gave up so much to attain
Alas my soul still yearns for the sea
But that island calls to my heart
And I am forever restless
To find the secret in the stone
So my heart and soul
Can love the sea
As I did of old!
With these tales of the sea, alongside other themes, I hope to show how layered each one of us can be.
So that we may not be quick to judge based on perspectives and perceptions.
For just like the sea, some may like bits of us; some may not like us at all; and others will love us for everything we are.
And for these amazing prompts;
- Reena’s exploration challenge – Layered.
- Sadje’s #whatdoyousee – lighthouse image.
- Caley and Sue’s #writephoto – The secret in the stone.
If you missed it, my new book CROSSROADS (Winds of love) is available for pre-order on Amazon here;
Find out more in the launch post here;
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Stay safe everyone, Stay loving.