The castle tower stands there tall and proud,
Awaiting for your safely coming home,
Just as I do, with tears that freely flow;
Salt water tears that pool are not my own,
The salty ocean droplets sting the eyes.
I am alone, in sorrows well nigh drowned,
And you alone, amongst the raging tides.
This white cloth waves to you amid the winds
That blow your ship to my own sandy shore--
My heart a wind-tossed stormy cloud no more.
Up here beside the stately castle wall,
Enfolded safely home within your arms,
The tears that from my eyes unbidden fall
Reflect your face alight with joys and charms:
There lie forgotten all my dread alarms.
I am with you, by jubilation drowned,
And you with me, the waves a distant sound.
Written by: Kelly Deschler & Isaiah Zerbst
For Shadow Hamilton's "Team Work" contest.
September 7, 2013 - September 14, 2013
Forms: Iambic Pentameter & Rhyme Royal
Based on the painting of the same title by William Powell Frith, 1858
Copyright © Kelly Deschler