Lost at Sea



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I want to love you back

But I am tossed in a sea

Of tragic lies and let downs

And my arms so very tired

No longer a buoyant trust

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The heart finds no ground

No terra firma

Nary a shore in sight

Though horizons pass

Washed in the wishes

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Any man the fool

To not cherish long

The promise of your love

But the fool is a part

That I have so oft played

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Not everything we lose

Finds its way home again

Sometimes a ship sails

And as fate blows

It never makes a port

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Comments
18 Responses to “Lost at Sea”
  1. Despite the melancholy of the words and their meaning, this is beautifully written! Great job!

  2. Beautiful, a brilliant analogy that of the ship that taken by the winds, sails eternally, never making port. A most lovely and powerful work indeed my friend.

  3. beth says:

    the ebb and flow of love

  4. yassy says:

    Beautifully sensational ❤️

  5. kristianw84 says:

    Beautifully written.

  6. Jim Borden says:

    here’s to finding your way back home…

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    I love this comparison. I also find myself writing about the sea an awful lot.

    “I want to love you back

    But I am tossed in a sea

    Of tragic lies and let downs

    And my arms so very tired

    No longer a buoyant trust”

    A lie damages a relationship so tragically. It pulls at you and you long to forget but if you are a person of integrity, it is hard, especially if these lies are repeated.

    This is beautiful and heartfelt Brad. One of the things my father taught me was integrity, what your word meant. I know some question my sincerity most likely in this community. I understand that too but I am different. My heart is worn upon my sleeve and so is my love. Beautiful love poem with a touch of sadness I wager we all have felt. ❤️ love Jonikins

  8. Beautiful! I love how you took the emotions of a sailor being lost from his love and translated it to fit your own emotions. Great use of symbolism!

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