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Lost at Sea

Lost  at  Sea
By Kevin Robey
May 1, 2013

The ice cold water lapped across his weary face
He opened his eyes and surveyed the fateful scene
How did he fail, and find himself in this place?
His memory recalled what couldn't be foreseen

His body surrendered heat to the vengeful sea
Panicked as his lungs were slowed to a rest
Searching for what he was always supposed to be
There was no defeating the demons he addressed

In a moment he realized his past had been erased
No false pretenses, all that was left was the truth
Following the lines of his veins to a heart defaced
Knowing this is a gift often wasted on the youth

The sounds of his bittersweet symphony around
The honest life was his but his lungs were impaled
By the icy blue sea where he would surely drown
He focused of the music he made as he exhaled

He knew deep down the truth he would never see
The air was warm, and his aching lungs were full
The crashing waves of the suffocating sea
Projections of the chaos that engulfed his soul

He closed his eyes, his broken bones collapsed 
On the hot desert ground from the pits of hell
Ice melting off his shoulders as time elapsed
Ringing in his ears was the sound of a death knell

Everywhere a scene on this repetitive screen
As he transitioned from one hell into another
The faces were ghosts from violent dreams
His lungs on fire from ashes of the others

He closed his eyes in desperation and despair
To escape from this tortured reality he found
He opened his eyes to face his demons again
The mirror exposed the very reason he drowned

Copyright © Laura Dee Battle

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  1. Date: 7/31/2013 12:16:00 AM
    I get lost inside your poetry. The feelings I can relate too tangle around my thoughts. Thank you for sharing, I loved this one.