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The Signal

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. 

By Kelly Deschler, September 7, 2013  Form: Iambic Pentameter
And Isaiah Zerbst, September 14, 2013  Form: Rhyme Royal

Based on the painting of the same title by William Powell Frith, 1858

Copyright © Isaiah Zerbst

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  1. Date: 10/3/2013 1:58:00 PM

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 11:04:00 AM
    nice team work... lovely win............SKAT

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 4:26:00 AM
    Great work from the two of you..Enjoyed reading this one today..I am glad that I chose this one to read..Thanks for the honor of placing in your contest..It is an honor to share the list with other great poets..Sara

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 11:44:00 PM
    What a lovely Collaboration this poem is Isaiah. You and Kelly make a great team!Congratulations! Thank you so much for placing me in the top three in your contest 'Love Will Triumph'. I was very pleased with the honor.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:42:00 PM
    Congratulations to you, as well! Thank you for asking me to write this poem with you. We did make a great team, and I would write with you again, should you ever want to!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 3:27:00 PM
    congrats on winning my team work contest Ty for entering Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 10:54:00 PM
    I just read kelly and am rereading this beauty again.What a happy ending for two in love who were apart from each others.When high seas seperate the lands of tragic would that be..but to return within your loved ones arms fulfill her heart with glee.

    Chircop  Avatar Charmaine Chircop
    Date: 9/21/2013 10:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    fulfills i meant
  1. Date: 9/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
    Hello Isaiah, I see we are getting some great comments already! I posted this poem the other day and it has gotten some great comments, as well, check it out when you get a chance! :)

  1. Date: 9/21/2013 4:45:00 AM
    Good luck , nice team work, Isaiah