There was a ship lost at sea
Its destination not meant to be.
So it sailed as waters grew dark
The wind began to howl, and so swam the sharks.
When the storm passed, the horizon was left blue
Lost in the Ocean, there was nothing left that it knew.
You were the tide as the waves came to shore
And as the waves lapse, it makes me sad that I can’t see you anymore.
Your ship is now far out at sea
No lighthouse to guide you, no place to be.
Perhaps there is land beyond my horizon,
But for now, I must wait, on this sandy shore.
To end the month of April, a poem about my father. Here, I conjure up images of a life that was never meant to be, of a past best left forgotten. My father was a sailor for most of his life, taking to the sea to escape the realities of everyday life. I never was one much for sailing but can understand why my father loved it so much. There is something freeing about being on the open water, an experience I yearn for as I try not to be trapped by the mundane. My father passed away in 2019 so this is my ode to him. It is a poem about longing for what cannot be, as I stand on sandy shores looking out to sea. It speaks to my admiration of my father as a child, what now seems so distant a memory. Lighthouses guide lost ships that cannot find harbor, and the tragedy lies in that my father drifted too far out to sea.
Winter came and went
The cold she did not mind
The silence, a breath at first
The days grew shorter, the nights longer
Warmth began to freeze and time stopped for a while.
The letter she held, yellowing, the letters fading.
Words never read, now lost.
So I’m back with more experimental poetry. I’ve enjoyed free verse poetry for quite a while now and this time around I decided to tell more of a story than I’ve typically done in the past. This is a continuation of “Love Letter Never Sent” as I play around with the idea of two-parters. Probably won’t happen too often but hopefully you enjoyed reading the piece. As always, feel free to comment below and let me know what you think!
Two fish swam together, side by side;
One white, the other black.
Light and shadow, in their perpetual dance;
A sun rises as another sets.
The Ocean is vast and deep, and they swam, pushing against the currents;
One day, hoping to meet.
Hope you liked the poem! If you did, feel free to like, follow, and share. If you want to support the blog, consider donating to my Patreon or Ko-fi:
Support This Blog!
Thanks for reading!