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The Stone

The Tale below was carved one night,
Upon the Stone, by candlelight
...most won’t believe, but some just might
.........most won’t believe, but some just might



.                         Preface

Well James made Beth his lovely bride
(And angels smiled, though teary eyed)
...their bodies bound, their spirits tied
.........their bodies bound, their spirits tied

Upon her hand, a shimmer shone,
As bright as blood, a ruby Stone 
...and brighter still, as love had grown
.........and brighter still, as love had grown

Soon James was sent to man a sail
So Beth removed her wedding veil
...her eyes were bright, her face was pale
.........her eyes were bright, her face was pale

“Well, I’ll be here when you return”
Said Beth to James, who kissed in turn
...a kiss that made her body burn
.........a kiss that made her body burn



.                         BETH’S TALE

1.              The Dream
One night, within a dream deformed,
The cawing of a Crow informed
“...a Ship was stripped where winter stormed
.........a Ship was stripped where winter stormed

Midst winds and waves the thunder boomed
The Ship of Death was surely doomed
...the sea engulfed, the sea entombed
.........the sea engulfed, the sea entombed

Your James... denied by Davy Jones!
His spirit gone, his flesh and bones
...are resting now amongst the Stones
.........are resting now amongst the Stones”



2.               The Quest

Awoken by the ebon Wight
And beckoned by the baneful bight
...I left before the morning light
.........I left before the morning light

Throughout the realm I rode a roan
Until, in time, I reached the Stone
...where shades and dreams in darkness groan 
.........where shades and dreams in darkness groan 

While skipping up and down the sky
A missing moonbeam mocked my eye
...enough to make a Swallow cry
.........enough to make a Swallow cry

For someone stole a star or two
And something else that fate withdrew –
...my jewel of joy, my James Bijou   
.........my jewel of joy, my James Bijou

The shadows of the evening swelled
Where demons of the dusk had dwelled
...and in the far, a vesper knelled
.........and in the far, a vesper knelled

The Stone, beneath the sky, stood cold –
Between the runes, a vapour strolled
...a cloak of fleecy fog consoled
.........a cloak of fleecy fog consoled

A Raven on a branch, enthroned,
Her wings waved once, a wail intoned
...beyond the bay, a banshee moaned
.........beyond the bay, a banshee moaned

I lay beside the Stone, his bride
I lay beside the Stone and cried
...but were it I, instead, that died
.........but were it I, instead, that died

The rainbow of the moon fell dim
A midnight Swan soon ceased to swim
...as if to hide all hint of him
.........as if to hide all hint of him

Between the willows in the swale
There sang a Bird, a Nightingale
...which left me faint and feeling frail
.........which left me faint and feeling frail



3.              Contact

I felt him breathe within a breeze
Responding to my anguished pleas
...and leaves blew by abandoned trees
.........and leaves blew by abandoned trees

“I miss you too, my darling Beth”
Re-echoed from the Ship of Death
...the future buried in a breath
.........the future buried in a breath
	
The Stone lit up a ruby sheen
And clouds were kindled crystalline
...with consequences, unforeseen
.........with consequences, unforeseen

Above, the wretched Raven soared
To where the Ship of Death lay moored
...beneath, the icy ocean roared
.........beneath, the icy ocean roared



4.               Release

I’m joined with James beneath the Stone,
Though to the Ship my spirit’s flown,
...for nevermore to be alone
.........for nevermore to be alone



.                         Epilogue

That night the wayward winds were weird 
The Ship of Death had disappeared
...coyotes called and mortals feared
.........coyotes called and mortals feared

At dusk, the craven shadows crawled
At dawn, the winds of mourning called
...upon the Stone two names were scrawled
.........upon the Stone two names were scrawled

The Raven sits, with wings outspread,
Atop the Stone which shades the dead
...it sometimes shimmers ruby red
.........it sometimes shimmers ruby red



.                         Epitaph

Between the sounds, where silence seeps,
Their love lives on and never sleeps
...and yet, the weeping willow weeps
.........and yet, the weeping willow weeps



inspired by ~fc~

DEFINITIONS
Wight (obsolete): a supernatural being, creature
Bight: a bay or gulf
Swale: a moist depression in a tract of land


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Tropical Obsession

I've got a tropical obsession
I think I'm losing my mind
I want to see my work day done
Go out and have some fun
And leave the city life behind.

I love the roar of the ocean
The smell of tanning lotion
A secluded beach somewhere
There are coconuts in the trees
With a warm and gentle breeze
And a flower in your hair.

I've got a tropical obsession
It's driving me up a wall
I want the palm trees and the shore
Blue skies and so much more
Oh God! I want it all

There's an island in the sea
I can hear it calling me
Saying come on home today
I'll bring my old beach chair
Plant it in the sand somewhere
And that's where I'm going to stay

I've got a tropical obsession
And I just can't set it free
On an island remote
In a little fishing boat
Is where I want to be.


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heaven on the water

trawlers steam out from dutch harbour
patroling the frozen waves
serching for gold under the sea 
to feed my family

in the wheelhouse the stars shine in
skyes dark and air so thin
no mater where this vessel takes me
my heart is yerning out for you

heaven on the water
is where im dreaming of my love
i see your face on the misty spray
as im calling out your name
heaven on the water
it wont be long my love
for a few more days i know you`l guide me 
guide me home to you

icey winds shiver my spine
as we bring out catch abord
empty net and broken dreams 
as the waves come crashing down

storms break loose with a crash of thunder
rolling across the bering sea 
up and down around then under
but still i dream of you

heaven on the water
is where im dreaming of my love
i see your face on the misty spray
as im calling out your name
heaven on the water
it wont be long my love
for a few more days i know you`l guide me 
guide me home to you

i see you face as the boat goes down
sea whispering my name
beconing me to the river
where we first found love

heaven on the water
im still here my love
watching you and our daughters 
from the stars above
heaven on the water 
calling out your name
calling out your name
heaven on the water
calling out your name


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GULL (PARTII)

Everyone has to learn... 
To be a gull 
One day... 
It will be your turn 

In a sky... 
Perfect too 
Upwards I flew.... 
To meet you 

For, in us all 
Is a Jonathan Livingston 
Bursting through 
Gulls flight... 
In me and in you 

It is the spirit that takes us all... 
Reaching new heights 
New skies                                                                                                                        
New flights 

We all dream 
Some chose to be.... 
Gulls on the sea 
This is me.... 

As I sit, watching the going down of the sun 
The gulls swoop and turn 
I savour the thought 
Can I become.... 
One of those... 
Who fly until the day is done 

One day.... 
I will come as a gull 
Fly over the sea 
Swoop and turn with glee 
What it is to be free 
One day it will be 


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THE SLAVE GIRL

From fabrics torn, in ruin, she hail,
Above the deck, beneath the sail,
Above silent meadow, the sea,
Her frosty breath, in doom, she see.

Her fondness torn, her kids apart,
Though love follows her broken heart,
Her sorrow tears on rusted chains,
For holding children once again.

The howling steam erased skies,
And fright gallops the silent cries,
As faces pale in feeble grip,
And sea moaning the crowded ship.

The days are past, remedies none,
The burned down farms from firing sun,
They bent on knees for kids to feed,
Beneath the feet for coin, indeed.

Her husband dead from bones to sweat,
Hard labor earning, closing, debt,
She buried body, beneath the farm,
And begs for mercy, waiting harm.

The beats in rage far fierce than flame,
The bells were rung, with chains they came,
Her toes were trembling, wrath unfolds,
They tortured, beat and tied her, cold.

While taken heart and soul from kids,
The slave in chain with tearful lids,
They dragged and stripped in crowded street,
And brought with slaves to ship, the fleet.

Through cries unheard and night she sails,
With slaves in ship with fuming trails,
To hungers deep in scalding cold,
And chapped lip-lines numb, breaking hold.

Her skin was pale, the hunger tale,
As blue veins rose beneath her nails,
To fading night, her dim eyes sleep,
Her moon-light fades and die asleep.
©Anees Rahman


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I LOVE YOU HAPPINESS

I wanted to put myself in a space occupied by happiness
Sweet embrace of the breeze felt in the sea side of Pahut Bongao near Sanga-sanga
Everyone is happy doing the ritual of Panulak Bala’
The month to throw misfortunes that Tausug believed
Beach full of dancing waves from the sea 
Never limit the horizon of falling leaves of trees



 
2 January 2013
Bongao, Tawi-Tawi Island
Sulu Archipelago


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From The National Poet Of Slovenia In A Language People Understand - THE RUINS OF THE ANCIEN REGIME




Farewell, then, AUKN boss,
The next this year makes three.
By the time they find a substitute,
Slovenes will be at sea.

He tried to cover his behind;
AUKN boss of bosses,
As every week, balances grew bleak:
He weighed merits and losses.

With all this he'd no time to eat,
And round and round he flew.
And now he's split in a hissy-fit;
So helmsman, too-de-loo!

Day after day, day after day,
He drifted on the ocean;
Guano-vernment rained on his ship
Their suggestions for promotion.

Cousins, cousins, everywhere,
Corporate boards crosslink;
Cousins, cousins, everywhere,
Let's take you for a drink.

Accountants talking rot: O Christ!
Missions, visions - oh please!
Yea, slimy characters need legs
And slimy policies.

So has he done an hellish thing?
Not hired who? We dunno:
Was it absurd, to have a separate curd
From the whey Slovenia owes?
This wretch won't play, after 60 days;
Pissflaps, he'll have to go!

God help ya, gospod Bencina
From the fiends, that plague us thus! -
It's time to go — shot like cross-bow,
The AUKN boss.

Ah! walk-out day! what evil looks
Had I from Ernst and Young!
Who's at a loss? AUKN's boss
Wouldn't take a bung?

"You'll be" quoth one, "abolished - no
Stigma to double-cross."
He chose to go - why? We don't know:
Harmless AUKN boss.


Re-reading the original gave me a great idea for dinner until I realised all the storks have all flapped off to Africa for the winter. Pity, as I have some ancient marinade from Tuš. Like the subject of the poem, I didn't have the stamina for a Coleridge-length effort.

Story: http://www.sloveniatimes.com/total-mess-in-state-owned-capital-asset-management

The National Poet Of Slovenia In A Language People Understand interprets important Slovenian affairs for the non-Slovene speaking world. www.maria.si


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My Lady, A Sailors Lot

Jumped on a ship in Boston
Set sail for the open seas,
Give my lady one last kiss
It'll be awhile she'll be seein me.
I said, "dont worry darlin,
I'll carry you right here in my heart;"
 I watched her wave with a tear in her eye,
You know it tore my soul apart.

Been travelin now bout four months
Or maybe a little while more;
Sent off a letter to my lady-love
The day we first made shore.
Told her how much i missed her,
And how i longed to hold her so;
Please know im thinkin of you baby,
But for now love i have to go.

Boson handed me a letter,
When we made the next Port of Call,
Tore it open like a kid at Christmas,
Now i wished i didnt touch it at all,
She said she was so lonely,
And she met a man who loved her so;
She said," sorry it had to be this way,
but its for the best you know."

Time seems to moves so slowly,
When the sea becomes your home;
Loves will come and go with the wind,
And you still wind up all alone.
Now the sea has become my lady,
She gently rocks me to sleep at night;
And though i miss a womans touch,
My soul will be with the sea tonite.


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Praying For Rain -Chris D Aechtner-

Praying For Rain  (collaboration with-Chris D. Aechtner)


by~ CHRIS D. AECHTNER:

She resembles a ghost from the past,
and I wonder how long she will last?

There is no turning back-
cannot turn my back on her now.
Watching the sea slowly reclaim this pearl,
I can see just a hint of the girl,
shimmering beneath a film of sickness.

She still smiles through a frown of pain,
strengthening my resolve to see this through,
to make sure we both equally gain.
And when the waves finally pull her away,
pull out her dying breath,
will she transform back into rain?

She leans on me, light as a feather.
So light and fragile.
There is no turning back-
cannot turn my back on her now.
Watching the sea slowly reclaim this pearl,
I can see just a hint of the girl,
shimmering beneath a veil of sickness.

Hold her hand,
hand her back a smile,
I am praying for rain,
praying for rain.


*** by~ POET D:

Feel her peace,
Listen for her voice,
I am praying for rain,
praying for rain.

My dreams will always wonder in her field of rain.
A journey withered under the wavy seas.
There is no turning back-
cannot turn my back on her now.
Watching the sea slowly reclaim this pearl,
I can see just a hint of the girl,
shimmering beneath a veil of sickness.

Light as a feather, I fell her Autumn sun,
I feel her presence, her sickness is gone,
upon my face I feel the moonlight rain.
At last she is leaving behind these wiping tears.
Her rain-less eyes now open the seas and skies,
pouring her jewels of purity in to my heart.

There is no turning back-
cannot turn my back on her now.
Watching the sea slowly reclaim this pearl,
I can see just a hint of the girl,
shimmering beneath a veil of sickness.

She is the ghost from my past
and I pray for this essence of her rain to last.


A Collaboration with *Chris D. Aechtner

~MY COLLABORATION CONTEST~


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Upon the sea of moonlight

My quiet reflection..........

With the coming of the night

My quiet reflection

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

My journey through the night

There is no darkness to fear

For, the light of the moon is here

 

Soft silver moonbeams.........

More than I can dream

Guides me through the night.......

My journey upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

The night wind blew.........

Filling my sail..........

Filling me too..........

On my journey's trail

 

The night wind blew

Far in to the night

The night wind blew

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

For, the sail never flapped

It remained steady

The night wind trapped

Every gust...........

Every eddy

 

Witnessed only by the night

The silent crossing

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

   

Within all our dreams

We all take sail

Under moonbeams

The journey's trail

 

The night wind blows

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

Darkest

Before dawn

Before the sun rose

The coming of sunlight

 

The dream world

Travelled at night

With the sail unfurled

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

For some...

The journey never ends right

For  some....

Time to leave the Sea of Moonlight

 

Your sail, to catch moonbeams

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

To travel, in your dreams

Pushed far into the night

 

My quiet reflection...........

With the coming of the night

Your quiet reflection

Upon the Sea of Moonlight


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Cap'n and the Wench -part the fifth-

Cap'n & the Wench *part the fifth* Says the Wench to the Cap'n " We'll dabble in Real Estate!" So says the Cap'n to the Wench " 'Twould seem 'tis our Fate! As Tales are often Told from Time to Time & Again~ So doth it go twixt Wenches & those very Bold Men~ This Great Saga of the Cap'n & that Wench so Very Dear~ Had been begun then to continue Year after ever Year~ But all Sailors well know if'n they've oft Smartly Tacked~ Yer in Irons fer certain if'n yer Royals are Backed~ Makin' speed astern would allow such One chance to Box~ Mindin' Gales gone a'lee creatin' Naught but Fear~ Only a keen SeaWolf might again Sail as would the Fox~ All surely believin' his Great Ship could naught but Wear~ 'Twould be a course destined by Fate were the Helm hard a'Lee~ Maidens of the Depths gatherin' as Winds did'st now Howl~ Yet t'was a plot laid by SeaWolf as his heart Set him Free~ For Great Winds & Waves now did'st appear & Truly Growl~ From Deep Down under this Tormented Surface~ Came now to the ears of all Those now Enraged~ Softly with Empathy & Fanciful Purpose~ Silent Sounds heard well ~ all distinct Reason had Swayed~ Lee Rail's buried beneath Wind Torn Sea~ Gale a Howlin' thru the Riggin' & Spars~ From SeaWolf nary a word nor any Certain Plea~ His Eyes & that 'sprit a'fixed on Far Stars~ This Tale oft whispered in Taverns & Pits....... Ye'll hear it fer certain Bit by little Bit..... Pay Heed to Lessons Learned thus Herein..... 'Twere it to be Pleazure in life yer Truly to Win~ For Never Again Will Be Seen that Great Ship at Sea~ Only possibly for some who truly Set themselves Free~ In Dream Foggy Nights fiesty with Calm Swells~ Listen Well off in the distance for that Great Ships Bell! SeaWolf ©


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My Wonderful Love and Me

My Wonderful Love and Me

We met by the sand and the sea
My wonderful love and me

We sat on the sand by the sea
My wonderful love and me

We played in the waves of the sea
My wonderful love and me

The sun shone on us both at the sea
My wonderful love and me

We married there down by the sea
My wonderful love and me

We built us a house by the sea
My wonderful love and me

Our family grew with us there by the sea
My wonderful love and me

Years passed for us there by the sea
My wonderful love and me

Illness took her away by the sea
My wonderful love from me

Now I sit here alone by the sea
Sad that she’s taken from me

I think how we met by the sea
How happy we both seemed to be

I remember our times by the sea
Memories now only for me.



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PARIS GULLS

The scent of oceans, a certain coolness
of wind over water wanders these city streets
where oleander blooms wickedly 
in the ruby assignation of the heart.
An occosional grayed gull, bonded to the Seine,

grown fat with pigeons and lazy for the river
forgets raw Novembers he owned the coast,
forgets the dangerous face of the sea after storms:
her width cut arrow straight at the horizon,
ragged at the shore, like lace to granite.

Standing on the Pont de l'Alma, watching one
lone expatriate gull scan the surface
of this fabled river that travels seaward
to Le Havre, I remember
colonies of gulls, how they plotted

their exodus across our island to the harbor,
or on the pinnacles of the fort, where
no invaders except sea birds come,
seeking shelter from their free lives as if
freedom is too much to bear sometimes,

drawing with their terrible focus
a telegraphy of sharp cries, wings dipping
into the morning harvest of seaweed and shell
among the hooves of wild horses,
the old bones of sailers.


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THE WISHING WELL OF A SUN-RISE,

It is...within the tiny things of early morning, that moment breaths alive, it is within the tiny whisperings, that a melodye plays...like the very dear and the antelope, play home on the range.

so goes the melodye of heart beat, that plays quietly the songs of soul,

here a rhyme is born of day-light coming so soon, through the early morning eyes of the moon-light, and the starry dreams of twilight's transitioning...

into the light of a love letter written to dawn.

soul to soul conversing, as in this love letter, the letters just join hands with the words and just march across the sky...and at the end of the rainbow, there be plenty of golden time,

way down deep on the inside,

...as the inspired choir, of a bumble bee, or a butterfly, starts to sing, like tiny things that live,

flower to flower,
blossom to bloom,

watered and deeply cared for...

O' Eden.

I say, deep beneath the surface of a wishing well...where the pennies lay,

I wish a sun-rise.








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UPON THE SEA OF MOONLIGHT

My quiet reflection..........

With the coming of the night

My quiet reflection

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

My journey through the night

There is no darkness to fear

For, the light of the moon is here

 

Soft silver moonbeams.........

More than I can dream

Guides me through the night.......

My journey upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

The night wind blew.........

Filling my sail..........

Filling me too..........

On my journey's trail

 

The night wind blew

Far in to the night

The night wind blew

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

For, the sail never flapped

It remained steady

The night wind trapped

Every gust...........

Every eddy

 

Witnessed only by the night

The silent crossing

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

   

Within all our dreams

We all take sail

Under moonbeams

The journey's trail

 

The night wind blows

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

Darkest

Before dawn

Before the sun rose

The coming of sunlight

 

The dream world

Travelled at night

With the sail unfurled

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

 

For some...

The journey never ends right

For  some....

Time to leave the Sea of Moonlight

 

Your sail, to catch moonbeams

Upon the Sea of Moonlight

To travel, in your dreams

Pushed far into the night

 

My quiet reflection...........

With the coming of the night

Your quiet reflection

Upon the Sea of Moonlight


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The Selkie

    

~~~~` from the ocean , he comes ....    ~~~~


Out of the waves the seal has come
through froth and foamy seas
to shed his skin and walk on land,
his passions to appease.

To find a maiden of his own
to woo and gently please
and once her heart is given him
he'll head back to the seas.

The lovely man who turns the heads
of love lorn innocents,
he is the Selkie of folk lore,
who leaves, but not repents.

The Selkie comes to woo the heart,
his passions to appease,
then leaves the maid in tears, bereft,
and heads back to the seas.

Out of the waves the Selkie comes,
sheds fur to walk as man.
He plays around with human hearts,
his temporary plan.

Out of the sea a Selkie walks.
Do not fall 'neath his spell
for he will not remain on land.
It's in the sea he'll dwell.





~~~ for Debbie Guzzi's 'Creepy Irish Creatures' contest ~~~


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Godzilla's Rippa Summer

Copyright 2014 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Poetic Lyrics By Thomas Lam Hsi


THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUE GOD...THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY...WHO ALONE CAN
SAVE FROM Satan...who plays 'all' roles...the devil...the 'Lord Jesus'...
the 'Father'...the 'Holy Spirit'...all 'Other Gods'...and 'alien gods'...HE...THE
LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF IS FULLY GOD AND MAN...AND HE ALONE...
IS THE ONLY WAY TO GOD THE FATHER...and to an Actual Heaven!



Porche...Super...Cars...YES...molten-green...neon-lights...WOW...
Godzilla's...Rippa...SUMMER!

Aero...NAUTICAL...GLASSES...YES...blue...rose...or-green...WOW...
Godzilla's...Rippa...SUMMER!

C-gar...SMOKE-'N-MIRRORS...hazy...dreams...and...LAZY...VELVET...
RED...CURTAINS...BOOM!

Nachos-'n-cheese...DOGS-'N-RELISH...'n-peppers...YES...pretzels...
'N...DATES...WOW...GODZILLA'S...RIPPA-SUMMER!


Lauren...LEATHERS...STILL-ETTO...BOOTS...WOW...a...hot...DATE?

Emerald...green...facets...of...BLUE...'N-RED...M'TALLICS...a...WINGED...
BREACH'N...HORSE?

Tokyo...Paris...New-York...LA'S...BEST...WOOD...HOLLY-WOOD...
YES...Godzilla's...Rippa...SUMMER!

London...Chicago...SYM'PHANIES...oh...WOW...the...BOOM...the...
CLASH...Godzilla's...Rippa...SUMMER!


CHORUS:

A...line...'n-the-sand...a...GANG-a-BOOKS...a...PRINCESS...a...SUPER-GIRL?

GOD...ZILLA'S...RIPPA...SUMMER...the...BOOM...the...CLASH...the...CHILL...
The...SPINY...THRILLS!

A...chorus...LINE-PUMP'N...a...STRING-OF...MELODIES...an...AGENT...
A...CLASH...a...WARP...a...RIPPA-SUMMER!

GOD...ZILLA'S...RIPPA...SUMMER...the...BOOM...the...CLASH...the...FLASH...
The...EYES...of...GOD...ZILLA'S...RIPPA...SUMMER!







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Compass Star

Splashing, thrashing, wetly crashing rages the rolling sea, like a dying serpent swirled in waves of misery! Through stormy gales and black of night, this sailor from afar follows the dim, faint, speckled glow of heaven's Compass Star!


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AMETHYST

The colour of my love 
For you 
 
Amethyst 
Softest 
Sweetest 
Colour 
Meant for you 
 
Loving colour 
from me 
Given to you 
Feeling it too 
Like mist from the sea 
 
Amethyst 
Finds you 
What you have missed 
The colour complete 
as you have wished 
 
Amethyst 
Given to you 
The colour kissed 
Delicately 
As sea mist 
Amethyst 
 
Amethyst 
My love too 
The colour 
You cannot resist 
The softest kiss 
Has always been in you


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Powder Monkey

The noose is a nightmare for any seafaring man
Especially those who thrive the best they can

Danger lurks on the waves like a mugger in the shadows
The only concern is the prize and the gallows

For the young pressed into service have two labors
Cabin boy or powder monkey are their favors

A fair share for those who survived
Though not to many lived to enjoy the ride

Mostly master gunners would employ the young ones
For the task of loader and powder runs

A grizzly sight to any mother of today
Blood spattered, powder covered, limbs severed portray 

I dare say I met one intact and conscious 
He was rude and quite audacious 

No name had he just an X above the knee
His mark given by Captain of the Breeze

A sloop of war in Caribbean was this
Massacred whole crews drunk as piss

The boys attitude so moved my heart
That I had to set him free from his part

Before I saw him he was the only one left to be hanged
Port Royals mob clawed and fanged 

I set to watch when I saw how young he was
I had to do something for his cause

I bid the court give me custody immediately 
They awaited the response from the Admiralty

The response was yes almost to late
For the executioner just removed the safety plank

He kicked and cried for a moment then released
With the knife of the kings lease

A bruise found its way around his neck as a reminder
For a life against the grinder

I sailed him back to London to learn a trade 
And go to school for a decade

I later named him after my name kidd
Later to be known as William Kidd


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The Anne Marie Gale

There she sits, ready to fly, to be free and take sail
A beautiful ship, the love of my life, The Anne Marie Gale
Ready to take on the harshest storms, the hurricanes
The darkness and the rain, typhoons, and all the pain
She sails off, leaving me behind, lost forever in vain
I watch you slip away, my beautiful Anne Marie Gale 
When you were once here, in the harbors of my heart 
Set off to sail, and to take the wind, as I watch you part 

You are a beauty, an angel, sails are your wings of the sea, 
where behind your veil, You look out ahead, and see 
all your flags are flying, your sails of pearls are furled
On your mast your colors, are waving you on to your destiny
Here you took my heart, and now you are taking the world
Leaving me a shallow old man, to cry alone and wail
Where have I gone? Lost in time, with The Anne Marie Gale
 
Will you return someday? And return to a place once home? 
Where I stand at the oceans’ edge in the waves, sand and foam 
I watch from the light houses, and islands, their tallest towers 
Waiting your return, counting each day, each second, each hour
I feel the wind and rain pour through my veins, ripping my soul
Taking my heart to the depths, the cold dark oceans of your power
That I cannot escape, nor do I dare let go the ropes holding me
Binds me, keeping me tied forever a knot, only time unfolding me  

Soon the winds of a gale will take me, and my strength will soon fail
As I wait out my life in wonder of the beautiful Anne Marie Gale
Do you ever remember me from your heart? See me through the veil?
Or are you set free by your sails forever with the winds and gales?
That take you into the adventures you seek, of The Anne Marie Gale
A beautiful clipper, built from the heart of my woods, and of golden rails
The storms of my heart, a gold jewel of the sea, the wind in your sail
Forever I will be a ghost aboard the pure heart of the Anne Marie Gale,


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DARK FOREST

The lakes edge 
Shone in silver light 
A moon , so bright, 
in a dark forest night 

The moon rose silently 
In a clear starlight sky 
The creatures of the night 
Came out in a dark forest, 
to play, in moonlight 

Such unnaturally tall trees, 
with no branches in sight 
No leaves 
Stood still 
In a dark forest 
Under moonlight 

As I drew closer 
The tall trees were all in a row 
No branches in sight 
I pulled away the tangled vines 
I could see... 
Masts, spars ropes and lines 

The ships! 
The wood in which a ship is made 
Returned to the dark forest 
Where the keel was shaped and laid 

The wooden ships that carried the Heartstone 
Across a sea, so blue 
Had returned to a forest 
That the timbers once knew 

When a ship comes to die 
It must return 
To where its timbers were born 
A ship to lie.... 
Amongst the trees 
The masts, swaying in a gentle breeze 

The whispering trees 
Took the ships 
Took the wood 
Made it their own 
As any magic could 

In a dark forest 
Graceful ships of wood 
No longer hear the sea roar 
instead of sails they once wore 
They hear birds singing 
Leaves rustle 
Masts creaking 

Ships, run aground 
In a dark forest 
Back to wood 
Back to trees 
Waiting to be found 
Leaves replaced sails 
Spars became branches 
Became something new 


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Neptune, Mystic lady

In mythology Neptune is male. But in astrology she represents unconditional love. 
which to me is a feminine thing. 


Neptune, Mystic Lady.

Neptune, sweetest mystic maid
They call you yang! Yet can’t they see?
That you, you be the mystic Mother,
You symbol purest mystery.
Ruling Pisces with your beauty,
Two fishes swim, the one each way
You point each soul unto each journey
“The Tao! Yes you be the way.

“Poets, musicians gather round me”
That’s what Neptune seems to say.
Her way be easier via Pisces,
Yet you may get there any way.
But don’t you fight her, or confusion
Might drive you to insanity.
Or drugs, or booze may beckon to you,
Young Neptune well she must be free.

Neptune says “Come on, disolve now,
Find out, you be the ocean too,
Each wave it be its own creation,
Of something that be ever new”
Oh Neptune “love with no conditions”
You be each souls own destiny,
You be the all, filled bold with beauty,
Oh, Neptune, maid of mystery.


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A sea of dreams

We all find a place...

The one space....

Where no one else can go,

Deep in our dreams so

 

A sea of dreams,

Where the light....

Golden glow,

We can let go

 

A sea of dreams,

Painted skies

The sunlight,

Created for you

For what lies in the heart...

Can only be true

 

Take your self there...

You owe it to your self

A sea of dreams,

To a place you know where

 

The birds fly by,

In a world known only to you

In a sea of dreams

Pain and hurt do not exist,

Only in the world you haven't missed

 

A bird, came in to sight...

Bursting free...

In to the light

This is you....

Dreaming right

 

Everything in sight...

On a sea of dreams

You can let it all go

Everything is not as it seems...

Merely ways...

To stop a bird...

Bursting free,

In to the light


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SHIPWRECKED for white contest et al

SHIPWRECK  SURVIVOR

He was lost in white surprise
Of drugs and doctors quips
His mind was filled with flapping sails
Of white that guide the ships
To dance among the white capped rocks
In North white nights of June
Bring in the catch to catch the maid
Who’d be his wife so soon.

Wild hair so white it shamed the sheet
That soft caressed the grass
The grass-plagued daisies held her there
As clouds triumphant passed
In columns white the bossy clouds
Marched brisk across the sky
But none of them could match the spark
Of whiteness in her eye.

And then his shocked brain shifted
Jigged timed across his life
How many white nights had escaped?
The maid now was his wife!
Saw breasts so white that milk they gave
Seemed paltry in contrast--
To feed the babe that snuggled there--
The fruit of love surpassed.

Then shipwreck banged into his head
The white-flashed lightning zing--
He tested feet and moved his legs
Seemed he’d  survived this fling
Of nature’s whims again he’d live
 to tell the lusty tale
of how north winds had jumped from waves
to grab their ship's main sail.
Before the White Christ
Had emerged from his Semitic genes
The sailors would have cried for Thor 
To ease his hammerings.

Sailors lost were prices paid
To live in northern shores.
And, lost at sea was ever feared
By them, and wives adored.

He’d play a trick, they’d think him dead--
Would make a crafty tale!
By his hearth and in his bed
would sound a mourning wail.
His house would be a feast of black
Mad weeping would impress--
Then his imagination called her tears
He vowed each tear to bless

He smirked to think of their surprise
When he stalked through the door--

       An unsuccessful leap from bed—
                       He’d rest a little more.

And being man-- he pondered sex
And pleasures it would bring
There was no sizzling passion like                            
His lover’s offering.

Needle rudely poked-
Morphia drew him in
To dream the dreams of healing arms
       delightful prickles of his skin
       He found her far beyond his pain--Oh,  that smile that could disarm!
       In dreams , with wife, in languid bliss
         created white hot charm.
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PRE WHIT E STORIC

Winter wild of flurries
In ancient minds
Was a shelter
  From white fear

Wolves roved
  Stayed in packs
   Howled their presence
   Hating snow

Bears slept
 Hidden away
 Violence and terror
  Only a summer dream

White drifts
  Blazing blizzards
  Wrapped safety   
   Around fragile human life.


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 She sat on the beach and held his heart cupped in her hands
young, red, vibrant, and beating with a desire for her..
he bade the doves send it to her across the water
as from the ship's railing he learned over the sea
and her name fell from his lips and was carried 
...across the trembling waves, and she embraced the winds
that carried her name..

Far out to sea the dark hand appeared
and grasped the small ship
which tipped on the swells 
...and billowed the sails
while back on the shore
the sleeping heart of her lover
fluttered and raced
as the north wind took charge
while he clung to the mast
which was ripped from its hold
and flung out to sea
but she held his heart close
as it thumped near her chest
and she called out his name
to the uncaring sea 
who turned a deaf ear
to the maiden's laments
and the heart in her arms 
took its last breath as 
a crimson sun fell from the sky..


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Siren's Song

She’s alone under beach lights, she’s screaming at air
wishing someone would notice, could anyone hear,
feel the anguish, the loss, losing battle of one?
She’s at war with the world and she’s comming undone.
‘It’s all wrong,’ left her lips, ‘it’s alright,’ said the tides,
‘sometimes we all need a safe place to hide,
to wait inside shadows, return with new light
cause we change and we change till the patterns are right.’
‘But this pounding resounding inside of my head,
I fear is the only thing tangible left.
I can hear it and feel it consuming my head,
eats me up from the inside, lays nothing to rest.’
But the water just turned and it crashed upon rocks,
became angry, determined, climbed onto the dock,
said, ‘Listen to me, I am old and I am wise,
what reason have I to fill you with lies?
I’m a part of your body, a piece of your world,
have I not kept you living since you were a girl?’
But her feet kept on forward at a steady pace
“I’m sick and I'm tired, I'm leaving this place.
I can wait no longer for the turning of time.
I'm the only one left and I’ve been left behind.”
‘But they’re here! Someone’s coming! It won’t be long yet.”
but her mind was as certain as certain could get
and the rushing of water had drown out the sound
as the pounding inside became heavy and loud
and the water, though angry, then grew very still
whispered ‘There is nothing if nothing is fueling a will.
I cannot instill a desire to live, eventual peace is all I could give.’
So she sank and she sang all the air from her lungs,
she breathed in the waves awaited silence to come.
“As I have in you, you may now flow through me,”
and the tides changed again as they dragged her to sea.


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O MYSTERIOUS SEA...

O mysterious sea...as light
as the eyes of my faithful sweet-heart,
inspire the distant soul
of this poet in distraught...
whose poem is still unfinished;
give him the rhythm and flow
to embellish his heart-felt verse
with sentiment and thoughtfulness!

Beyond the rolling waves,
ships carry secret lovers
who deride and defy their fate 
and set their souls on fire...
without feeling a need in dire,
or admitting an awful mistake!

O mysterious sea...
take their ship away
to a shore where nobody will see,
and let their fornication be 
as crude as the awakening
of everyone who's not afraid of indulging;   
I will take no part or joy
in their pleasure so openly and willingly! 

Could I forget that she ever existed, or
ever loved me with trust and sweetness?
Wouldn't it be unforgivable and wrong...
to waste what was blessed by holiness?
In this era of unfaithfulness,
many choose to do harm to someone else...
thinking only of self-gratification,
breaking the vows of dedication!

O mysterious sea as deep as the love
of my changeless woman,
who contemplates every sunset and dawn
with the purity of a dove:
let no beautiful eyes deceive me,
and sadly erase the innocence of her memory!



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Me Against the Sea

On the ocean waves my lover sailed,
Far from my girlish charms.
I can’t think why he’d sail away 
And leave my loving arms.

I begged so hard for him to stay,
He gaily waved goodbye.
I doubt he loves me as he should.
Why would he make me cry?

I stand now on the rocky shore
And await his safe return
I’ll plead that he no longer sail
And leave me here to yearn.

But should he sail away again,
I’ll know my cause is lost.
His mistress is the briny sea
And I have borne the cost.


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Wally

Wally


12 to watch, the number of souls to save
this morning on the globe…above our goals God
soars so fine, so oblique as to hamper all that
follows; He hastens forth this day as moments tick
by our folly; for gathered in the midst of all towering graces are four who know the way –
brethren, but three are
bound to silence this question: 
How does he let this pass?
With one deep breath, life will hearken you,
Answer you with ancestral deep regret,
Your offspring’s sterling moments,
Your present second’s lasting debt…
What thought holds the key to decipher such codes
And warnings? What succinct wish pulls all syntax from
Confusion? 
Oh, too many nagging questions. Let’s just agree to this:
One day you hold solid mass between your teeth, the next
It lays in splendor at your feet; today it carries you forward
Unto another day, another night, another way of being;
That is law, that is truth,
That is faith unseeing.


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Cap'n and the Wench -part the second-

Cap'n & the Wench *part the second* Says the Wench to the Cap'n "I thinks I'll have Me a Tequila!" So says the Cap'n to the Wench "Go right ahead Me Dear~ I'll be hard a'lee ta feel Ya!" With an Evil Grin & a Twinkle in his Eye~ So's the Wench did notice & then By & By~ & did say to the Cap'n "Be mindin' Yer P's & Q's!" "Fer Me's the Wench what Decides that which Ye Do!" "Yer no Grinnin'Porpoise & that there's no Danged Flipper!" "Har!" says the Cap'n ~ "I am though the Skipper!" The Wench ran afo'rd from foc'sl to the Sprit~ The Cap'n knew this'n Wouldn't Swoon & Quit~ Up & Down all Headstays~Chasin' Each Other Fast~ 'Til all Sharks in the Channels were Quite Aft Aghast~ The Mighty North Wind did so Howl that Wild Stormy Night.... The Great Ship did Roll with Nary a Wave in Sight.... When then there a'sudden was a Tremendous Bolt from Darkened Blue.... "Har!" Says the Wench " ~ 'Twas Me... I Figgered Ye Knew!" Now & Then that Cap'n was so rightfully a'Top~ Yet Lil'Wench was the One Who simply wouldn't Stop!~ She Screamed from the MastHead & Hollered from the Riggin'~ Har! Mighty Cap'n let's keep on just a'Friggin'! The Ol' Cap'n soon Found Hisself Danglin' from the Mizzen~ Only that which Held 'im Fast had Now completely Risen! Slidin' down the Backstay was the Only Proper Choice~ Fer the Wench's Little Thighs were Stronger than her Voice! Now in Ports where all Pyrates finally to a Dock come a'Side~ Ne'er does a Man or Woman really Know how was that Wild Ride~ Now the Bows & the Belly of the Ship were Finally Quiet~ The Wench had gone Below with Her Bellyachin' Pyrate! The Great Ship is Seen Oft enough Sailin' Agin on the Seas.... With Always enough Tequila with which that Hardy Wench to Please! SeaWolf


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Cap'n and the Wench -part the first-

"Cap'n & the Wench" *part the first* Says the Wench to the Cap'n "I thinks I'll have Me a Beer!" So says the Cap'n to the Wench " Go right ahead Me Dear!" With an Evil Grin & a Twinkle in his Eye~ So's the Wench did notice & then by & by~ Did say to the Cap'n "Be mindin' Yer P's & Q's!" "Fer Me's the Wench what Decides that which Ye do!" "Fer Yer no Porpoise & that there's no Danged Flipper!" "Har!" says the Cap'n ~ "I am though the Skipper!" The Wench did then Tumble down the Companionway.... The Cap'n figgered was his time now to Play.... 'Round & 'Round to the Foc'sl they Wrestled.... Twere Both quite Surprised when in the Crow's Nest they Nestled! The Mighty North Wind did so Howl that Wild Night.... The Great Ship did Roll with Nary a Wave in Sight.... When then there was a Tremendous Bolt from the Blue.... "Har!" Says the Wench "'Twas Me I figgered Ye knew!" The Ol' Cap'n was all a'Shivered from Timber to Timber.... "Nay not to Worry" says the Wench "I'll be gettin' ye Limber!" Now the Rest o'this Tale is Told from Time to Time.... The Ending is always said to be Mighty Rightly So Fine..... The Great Ship is Seen Oft enough Sailin' Again on the Seas.... With Always enough Beer with which that Hardy Wench to Please! SeaWolf ©


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WHO IS VENUS, REALLY?

From the deep and darkened sea of lust,
On Kythrira's temple shore,
She rose up on a wave of foam;
A goddess to adore,
Described as a beauty filled with love,
In pages of folklore,
But beauty is not what I see
On Kythrira's temple shore.
A life with gifts eternal for
A goddess to adore
So much confusion; heir of Zeus,
or prodigy of war?

Far from the darkened sea she rules,
On her private temple shore.
A feast prepared of sheer delight
To the goddess they adore.
She offered them a tasty feast;
A priestess candy store,
Of Aphrodisiacs that she named
At her private temple shore.

I can see her part re-played; it's clear
She was used much like a whore,
Adorned in gold, and called a pearl
On every temple shore.
Born with seduction as her craft,
This goddess did adore.

She stood much like her statues
With her head up to the sky.
With her eyes up to the sky
She looks much like her virtues,
as she rules upon the shore.
Will she ever lay in ruin,
This goddess they adore?

How sad that someone young and wild didn't get to be a child,
But a goddess to adore.
A poet underneath the trees who called the wind to lend a breeze.
A goddess to adore?
I think not, she was a witch; I would know, I had to switch.
A clever game upon that land, as Satan played a wicked hand.
For he and Venus walked that shore.
She's been his wife along life's shore.


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Last Words of the Mariner

Lying here in this life’s final berth,
No longer escaping to the sea.
If the greatest lie of all is not birth,
Death is life’s great treachery.

I think back to the times I spent
Sifting through the briny deep,
Deeply inhaling the saliferous scent,
Pleasure enough to make one weep.

The grave awaits me, I now admit,
As mortality is seeping through.
For if eternity is not a infinite pit,
I hope it ends in the quenching blue.


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Stranded

Sitting in the dark,
Waiting for a spark.
Alone lost on an island,
No one, no familiar hand.
Sorrow sinking in,
Watching the storm begin.
Alone far away
For far longer than a day.

Sitting on the sand,
Observing sea and land.
Alone near the ocean,
Rain the only potion.
Gazing at the moon,
Hoping night may pass soon.
Alone in a place so far,
Home feeling as distant as a star.


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My colour cosmic colour sea

My colour Cosmic sea 
Waves of lilac and white 
Fill me with glee 
Cosmic delight 
 
The Cosmos here 
The Cosmos there 
You are near......... 
Kiss me! 
If you dare! 
 
The Cosmos you see, 
is the fresh colour sea 
My body,my boat 
This is me, 
riding the Cosmos sea 
 
Soft winds change direction 
Lilac and white deflection 
This is me, 
riding the Cosmos sea 
 
Moving colour sea, 
blowing to you and I 
Cosmic power, 
felt in Cosmos flower 
We dreamily sigh 
 
Cosmic field 
Colour sea 
You,....... yield 
This is me 
My love sealed 
 
To hear soft wind, 
blowing through 
My colour sea 
This is me, 
Riding with you, 
on the Cosmos sea


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THEWhaling SHIP CAPTAIN's LOVER ballad dedicated my gmother's life

THE SHIP CAPTAIN’S LOVER   (from my grandmother's life--her betrothed lost at sea on a whaling vessel in Norway 1890)

by Victoria Anderson-Throop

The winds blow free
And the winds blow cold
There never was a man so bold
As the man I loved who went to sea
The month he was to marry  me

Times were hard
And times were tough
Winds were cold
North seas were rough

But a whaling man will fight for breath
Dare the sea , defy their death
He ordered his crew
“come follow me
Who fears to sail
Is cowardly”

“No, don’t leave me--
Please --I called”
He slapped me then
He was appalled

I had shamed him with my fear
I should have handed him his gear
And wished him well upon his way
Gone on like any other day

A woman’s place is by the shore
Nothing less and nothing more
She never begs and never cries
Unless her own beloved dies

While I waited on the shore
Fear seeped out of every pore
Days went by
And then a week
Tears were shed by brave and meek

Life was bitter, life was sour
A bell was sounded from the tower
For each beloved man
Now lost--
What a bitter
Deadly cost.

And , for me,
My life's in tatters.
Men don’t know the thing that matters--
I wish I had my man so sweet
Not my world
Thrown at my feet.

Oh darlin’ babe now in my arms
Don’t fall victim to wild charms
When the sea calls in your head
Stay at home-- die in your bed



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Surfer

The boy scans the horizon looking into his soul
And the beauty of the waves as they roll

Sun sits just above the lowest cloud in the distance
Today there is no resistance

Breaking into a run for Neptune’s playground
The beat against his board a familiar sound

Smiling to himself for the freedom he knows here
A break he sees the next one is clear

A few strokes and he stands guiding his board
Through the enchanting spray and the roar

A dolphin joins him on the wave their fun evident
A blessing of conjoining spirits now spent

A swell surges from the kiss of the tempest wind
Enraging the boys inner sin

Take hold of the reins Neptune he shouts
Again he braces for the watery bouts

The beach clears of visitors he makes his stand
Today I am no longer boy, but man

The companion sees his courage and swims near
Drowning is his inner fear

The crest of his wave broke only to rise again
Awaking the instincts within

He swims in front of his beast and stands proud
Turning his waist smartly to ride it out

He slips under the ripcurl entering the tunnel
A roar inside hint at disgruntled

The water closes in to seal him in
A chance to break him his back to end

Not quick enough he thinks to himself
As he races back to the beach in health


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CI VEDIAMO A CAPRI ( WE'LL MEET AGAIN IN CAPRI )

From my northern city full of rain... 
I came to this splendid island of Capri,
and through the blue eyes of Emily,
that constantly remind me of that southern sky,
I saw the beautiful expression of a true smile,
a smile that drove this man insane!

" Ci vediamo a Capri, " 
she said to mer sadly...
trembling and trying not to cry; 
and though the April' breeze was  so warm,
she shivered...reaching for my  hand to hold!  
Oh, Emily that wasn't a goodbye!

O island so full of fragrant, pretty roses...
waiting for those passionate lovers:
I must depart from you with sadness,
hoping that tomorrow I will be back! 
Oh, sweet darling...oh, lovely Emily:
I won't be gone for long...from you and Capri! 

" Ci vediamo a Capri, " 
I told her with an emotion, so hurt and deep,
that brought me to tears...until I couldn't breath!
" Ci vediamo a Capri, " 
I said aloud as I caressed her face so soft and young,
a face that I would remember in my Neapolitan song!

" Ci vediamo a Capri," I shouted over the calm sea!
" Ci vediamo a Capri," was my promise to Emily! 


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brothers, are we not for bargaining?

leg locked alibis 
graciously amused; 
seeped sideways 
upon the hour… 
if not vivaciously yellowed… 
partially true… 
and or, 
patiently negotiable… 

brothers, are we
not for bargaining? 

more so phrase…
institutionalised mediocrity… 
the cycle unbroken … 
the cathouse hosts
katyusha minds; 
volatile yet effective… 

brothers, are we 
not for bargaining? 

a quarter pound 
of deaf ear sold… 
draught droughts 
and earrings;
without vowel or self asphyxiation… 
presentation is 
only half the battle;  
inherent ostracism
precedes…
 
brothers, are we
not for bargaining? 


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Shadow of Memory

She walks in darkness in the light,
Rememberance the only sight
That fades
As the dawn breaks over the crest
Of the waves.

She finds rest and she finds peace
Inside the shelter of the leaves.
She finds stars that never cease
Beneath the night and endless seas.

She
Looks deep into the universe
And wonders at the light,
The thousand depthless, empty words
Unspoken in the night.

The moon is in her soul.
Who cares about control?
She's seen the world inside her eyes,
But she could never realize

That deep among the stars,
So deep inside the sea,
That deep inside the years' reflection,
Nothing still will be.

And time is lost and gone
As sunlight brings the dawn.
She's felt the sea beneath her eyes
Surrender tears.
She cries.


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Joy and Retribution

I was devised in lesser dreams

Yes, I failed to mention this before;
What lies in God’s department store? What remnants does he have for you this day? For you
drew his flame upon a sidewalk so long ago. You wept his holy name society amid the
closure dream your parents few held sacred. Oh such solace you did seek those brilliant
nights before the storm, before the calling glare of your neighbor’s tail lights. 
Where so now they take you brother, where?
Now! 
Shout this edict blue,
‘til it reigns your week to seek redemption in the cue; a line upon the face an angel
wears; for your keeper walks a thin line too. He traces mirror true a reversal of the
sentence, God’s joke spewed upon the tile floor. How all illusive blooms burst before the
logical stance of gentlemen who hold the world’s sway;  the sun, the moon decay ever so
slowly, ever so justly and true –even though they never see it; this golden retribution
cause their synapse muscle-bright – a time we all withstand in color, in truth, in all
sublime irony that pours forth to meld the frame – Devised in lesser dreams, to layer long
the days, the weeks, the years; to stand upon the structure made weekly; to layer long the
tears. Yet, my feats are small to steady there long; I know the sum and all, in both joy
and retribution, will un-tether there and fall.


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I AWAKEN WITH THE NEW SUNRISE

As the dreary night slowly vanishes,
taking along the weary stars,
but the wakeful moon decides to stay...
I awaken with the new sunrise
admiring the glimmering sea
with colors resembling diamonds!

I breathlessly wonder
why God has created it
with a painter's hand,
and giving us that joy...
a devine joy as a reminder: 
that all He has made is entirely His;
and in the same manner
we care for our bodies 
with much preoccupation,
we must take care of all creation,
so that our children 
can enjoy it indefinitely!

Among fields of jacandra and dandelions swaying,
I awaken with the new sunrise in sheer delight...
to face life as it was when nobody was there;
and we can imagine the thought running
through God's mind to put a human being there:
to watch and control the beautiful earth!

I awaken with the new sunrise,
to discover a small bird soaring...
going further and further up until
he has picked up the speed of an eagle;
I awaken with the new sunrise...rejoicing, 
opening up my spirit to a song of praise!

If I'm still living, I owe it to my Lord,
and there aren't days I don't proclaim His  word...
when I awaken with the new sunrise,
and I gladly watch the golden sun radiantly rise!


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A Mariner

A mariner leaves for months at a time
With a wind in his sails and a goal in mind

He doesn’t know what lies ahead
And he eats lots of fruit with dry wheat bread

The adventure calls and ignites his soul
But Mother Nature bawls and takes her toll

Hurricanes and wind tear at his nerves
After he makes it he finally learns
The lesson taught by life itself
Your stories not finished till it’s on the shelf


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Albatross

With wings spread wide, above the tide
He soared amongst the clouds
The sea breeze blew and there he flew,
The mighty albatross

He flew to meet an ancient ship
The ice it could not cross
Save noble bird, the saviour
The mighty albatross

The ice began to melt away
The path ahead to cross
A good luck charm, to bring no harm, 
The mighty albatross

He spent his days among the crew
Yet fate is but chaos
His days were numbered, very few
The mighty albatross

For then an ancient mariner
An arrow shot across
And thus he fell unto the waves,
The mighty albatross

And as he fell, he cried aloud
While flapping in despair
What foe is this to go and kill
The mighty albatross?

Did I you harm, your good luck charm
From spirits wild of storms
I saved you all, and now I fall
The mighty albatross

Well hear you this, the curse is his
Doom, despair and chaos
And though you’ll try, you will not die
Said mighty albatross

And then the ancient mariner
Unsure he won or lost
His crewmates stared, for he had snared
The mighty albatross

The fog and mist began to lift 
But wind nor rain blew cross
For he now wore around his neck
The mighty albatross
Passed nights and days unsure of life
Full of regret, pathos
But not enough to bring to life
The mighty albatross

The sprites who judged the mariner
Had learned what he had lost
The curse began to fade away
Oh mighty albatross

He’s learned of life, so full of strife
A wiser man is he
Through fog he found the light of truth
And passed it on to me.


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The Raging Tide

Like the everlasting tide,tossing,turning,bobbing,weaving,my innermost feelings,
   Burning rage within my veins,my heart thumping to and fro,thoughts racing in 
my mind,internal turmoil where to go.

I take a walk along the shore,the water lapping at my feet,gently rolling to and 
fro,my heartbeat starts to slow,inner calmness once more restoned,angry 
feelings now abated,tossed onto the torring tide,peace once more at my side.


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MY COLOUR COSMIC SEA

My colour Cosmic sea 
Waves of lilac and white 
Fill me with glee 
Cosmic delight 
 
The Cosmos here 
The Cosmos there 
You are near......... 
Kiss me! 
If you dare! 
 
The Cosmos you see, 
is the fresh colour sea 
My body,my boat 
This is me, 
riding the Cosmos sea 
 
Soft winds change direction 
Lilac and white deflection 
This is me, 
riding the Cosmos sea 
 
Moving colour sea, 
blowing to you and I 
Cosmic power, 
felt in Cosmos flower 
We dreamily sigh 
 
Cosmic field 
Colour sea 
You,....... yield 
This is me 
My love sealed 
 
To hear soft wind, 
blowing through 
My colour sea 
This is me, 
Riding with you, 
on the Cosmos sea


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SUNRISE,COME QUICKLY

As my tripping footsteps
enter deeper into the path of intense darkness,
I start feeling the trance of trepidation
and much despised misery 
seaps through me with a sense of admonition;
the night owls cold eyes immovably glare
to confine me into their scary stare...
until I dash off rapidly!

Sunrise,come quickly
to subdue my forethoughts of dreadfulness
into this night without stars!
I look up to a dark and unwinkling Universe...
exposing me to an enormous unrest:
will it be a deluge or a tempest
to end all traquillity?

Whatever threatens me invisibly,
or compels me to fret...
won't cause my courage to lessen:
contrarily, it will increase it even more...
'till I find another path;
its a risk worth-taking to befuddle any enemy! 

Sunrise,come quickly
to bring radiance and harmonious sounds
over this tempestous sea,
which keeps away all the discontented gulls;
sunrise, come quickly...
my entrapped spirit longs for liberty!


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epilogue to Walrus and Carpenter part II

                           II

So then Lion played on
    (though his five iron was gone)

'Cause he had lost it in the 'attack',

                                    of a Shark who had come

  to play through
                                   for he'd won

  all the tourney's on that
                                              Sea Tour to date,

  He had just finished his winning

                                              of the Gold Cup
                                    (while grinning),
                       the most prestigious award in the State,

and although Lion fought

Shark was not to be bought

   nor would his will be denied,

So he shot once again - an arrow
 
   (on hole number ten)

Yelling, "FORE" 
                             quite loudly, Shark cried,

  Well, the Lion got mad
                             (thinking Shark now, a cad),

So he took his five club

                                      and threw,

but the Shark simply laughed
                            and tapped on his Calf
  saying (under his breath),

                "Screw You"

"You should exit this course
 so I can play my friend, Horse,
Stop wasting my time
  You Big Fatty!!!"

  and he rode 
                   right on by
  to the next hole
                   (with a sigh)
and asked for  the putter
                  from his caddy...

At this Lion said, "Later" 
     and while looking at Gator,

    "Let's go to the clubhouse
             for drinks"

      and they're still there today
     (though they can't really play)

     On those phastasical
     Sea Worthy Links...


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The Donkey Carol

(Chorus): My name is breda Donkey
               'Pon my back is de Christmas story
               A carry God's son an' mercy
               Down through the ages to wi glory
               De baby born in Bethlehem's manger
               Wi creator, redeemer, how stranger


Ole Balaam let mi carry him
Fi guh sell the Massa prophecy
An angel did appear to him
An' bring me square in history
               Ole Balaam saw a star
               Coming out of Jacob family
               Jesus coming from beyond afar
               To bring all sinners mercy

So one night breda Joseph call mi
Him seh O donkey come carry Mary
I know it was Balaam's prophecy
For Bethlehem's star was bright above me
              No room, no room for the baby
              Not a preacher in the earth was ready
              So mi call 'pon mi animal family
              Jesus cum guh mek yuh manger ready

The street was full of trafficking
While merchants count their money
Wi sang glory to man's joy born king
Jesus is the manger baby
              Hush Mr. cow nuh bawl again
              Red Heifer yuh sacrifice over
              Likkle lambs guh skip 'pon de plain
              Bethlehem bring forth the redeemer

Sweet likkle turtle dove you are free
The covenant of the ark is broken
Sweet Jesus bring love and jubilee
Same de greedy ole Balaam had spoken
              But mi is donkey an mi work nuh done
              A carry him before the cross
              Mi labor till de second coming of the son
              Sin is mi burden, but a him it cost


This song is written to the tune of Jamaican folk song: "Good evening, Mrs Cunningham
It is written for two voices that blend to sing the chorus, but sing each stanza in 2 parts.  It 
tells the story of Christmas from a donkey's point view, and yet stay true to the Bible 
discourse. 

Some words are peculiar to the Jamaican dialect for coloring of the song:
Breda: brother; 'pon:upon; de:the; wi:our; ole:old; mi:me; fi:to; guh:go
Cum:come ... had all words recapitulate to the Jamaican dialect even young Jamaicans would 
have been alienated --- for the language was not encouraged in our homes where it was 
considered bad talking. It is being revived through academics at the UWI again.


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Skerryvore Lighthouse

An sgeir mhòr – the great rock stands
In mid-Atlantic far from shore.
It’s claimed the lives of many hands
From sailing vessels by the score.
	And how the winds and waves did roar
	Around the rock of Skerryvore.

There came a man called Stevenson?,
From watery grave brave souls to save,
To build a lighthouse, he’s the one,
Long battling with wind and wave.
	And how the winds and waves did roar
	Around the rock of Skerryvore.

With granite from the Ross of Mull
He manufactured giant blocks,
Transported them when storms would lull
To land them on the murderous rocks.
	And still the winds and waves do roar
	Around the rock of Skerryvore.

His team worked hard in every weather
Assembling blocks, dressed to perfection;
With dovetailed joint they locked together –
Precisely engineered, each section.
	And still the winds and waves do roar
	Around the rock of Skerryvore.

For thirty months o’er six long years
They laboured seventeen hours a day,
With common aim and conquered fears
And mainland safety far away.
	All day the winds and waves would roar 
	Around the rock of Skerryvore.


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The Land of the Golden Sands

Sounds to me, that you see
Whats beyond, and whats to be
Why don't you take my hand
and show me the land,
of the golden sands.
Where the minds flee,
and the hearts meet.
Where the sun sets into the ocean slow,
and comes out at dark with a shiny blue glow.
The beaches are made of golden sands,
and they are as long as you could ever glance.
A calm soothing tune plays from the depth of the jungle,
and people do nothing all day but make love and dandle.
oh take me there please, I have no where to go
oh take me there please, I have no where left to go
There is no hope there, there is no despair
Only joy and love, fill the air


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epilogue to Walrus and Carpenter

          I

4:forty 4 in the a.m. scene
   and I had been awakened by 
          the strangest of dreams:

     of an overdressed Lion,
                                          and Gator
And tales
                    of their peculiar golfcart

                    that was actually

two young whales,


  who would swim them around
  from each island and towne

while they both gorged upon snails...


Now, this twosome 
                            (I'm told)
did become very bold. 
  as they chided and ordered
                            these blowholes...

and while missing the goal
  (on each green, and each shoal)

would dig the sweet clams
  of each sand trap...

and then they'd partake
(with some lemon, and cake)

   leaving a trail of dead
                                shells by the golf map,


Said the Lion to He
                               that was all scale E:
                           "It's your shot, cause I'm closer 
                                                                       to Home"
                               so the Gator
                                                        (It's said)
                                    did square up his head
                             And swung 
                             while on his cell phone

                              to a blabbering Yak
                                     who had stopped 
                                            for a snack

                               of a thick shake
                                      and Cheesey
                                                   Big Mac...


  


     


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Widow

Widow:

The oceans black waves cascade like rolls of dark silk onto the land and the salt mixes with the air fiercely, she can feel the texture brush across her rosy cheeks as her distressing eyes gaze outward.

“The sea, the sea is a horrible thing. It’s a cold, unforgiving mistress indeed. Women give their men to tread her harsh alluring waters and she sends back headstones with john doe markers. The sea covets mariners and never lets them go. She holds them hostage in her quaking current then cradles their voyage in her massive arms and with one monstrous hug she sends them to the oceans sandy floor below.

The sea, the sea is bitter and made of morbid intentions. Just like my grandfather, father, and younger brother my husband has been stolen by the sea. But alias, I will not cry because the tears my body weeps remind me of her heartless salty water. Destined or cursed I have been marked a widow, A window by the sea.


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"Edmund's Tale"

Edmund wished so to be~
A man who sailed o'er the sea~
Younger than his brothers he was~
This lad who claimed 'twas just because~

"Because it is & so am I"~
Was an answer he did give~
"For if may be then so to live~
Sail that sea shall I"~

So came one day when all was right~
Young Edmund then did feel so bright~
A sloop he spied at harbour's end~
Last dollar then he so did spend~

Climbed aboard his tiny sloop~
Brought with him a line & loop~
Cast those tethers from that pier~
Set sail he did for nearly a year~

Edmund sailed seas of green~
Sailed seas he'd ne'er seen~
Fought wild winds as best he could~
Strong & bold as he knew he would~

One day returned to his harbour old~
No longer that lad from whence had gone~
Nor a man so old & bold~
As could not be heard to sing such silly song~

"Oft I've thought a bit of this~
What ever that I'd thought as bliss"~
"Done am I for now so say~
Of seas I'll then now no more play"

"Twas folly that such I did seek~
Of which then now I've had my peek"~
"Never will nor ever wish~
To sail a'sea or devour a fish"~

"Old & bold & rich & fat~
I'll grow then in this harbour"~
"A house I'll build & find a cat~
To force me to work yet harder"~

"For surely now I know what is~
That sea & all she owns"~
"Now hear my plea & hear my groans~
Such sea I shall not miss"~

Edmund was a spritely lad~
Yet his step was thus seen sad~
For in him there was simply naught~
Nor pleasure o'those battles fought~

He'd seen what was an end of time~
Felt a cold wind so then blow~
He'd been then there before that line~
Where no man's heart should e'er go~

A sloop now sits at harbour's end~
A'waitin' that next lad~
As warm wind seeks to another send~
A'sea for just a tad~

SeaWolf
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Istridye hikayesi

Bir incir cekirdegim 
Adim konmus  ham  iken
Uctum derken goklere
Denizin dipinde dost oldum
Inci doguran istiridyeye.

Bir cekirdek dogusunda inci
Selvi dallari tirmansa goklere  
Nehrin denize aktigi   iksir
Hasadin  halaya  vuruk hasred
Yar olur alir yitirir ofkemizi.


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MY BLUE WORLD

My blue feathers support me 
in this land of golden light, 
for I drift down slowly to sea of blue 
 
In my talons I hold a blue stone 
blue fire, 
tumbling light 
 
For this blue stone holds my love, 
I wheel and turn, 
in puffs of wind, 
the stone begins to burn 
 
Heat of love sparking through, 
blue of light too 
 
I look for my soulmate, 
she is near, 
I sense it 
 
My love, 
of feathered gold 
is close by, 
for I cannot break the tie, 
that we hold 
 
Gold and blue 
shines through 
 
She rises to meet me, 
from the sun, 
golden sun 
 
Golden heart 
 
Going for the fire of blue, 
sparking through 
 
Gold joins blue, 
colours mixed through. 
Blue fire,golden hue 
 
Two are as one, 
blaze of golden blue light 
Blue of sea and land, 
gold of sun, 
gold of sand 
 
Golden hue, 
and sapphire blue, 
unfurled 
in this blue world 
 
Blue world 
of sea and land, 
gold world of 
sun and sand 
 
Release my blue stone  of fire, 
agony of desire. 
Encompassing feathered gold 
of which I never tire. 
This blue sapphire 
I hold tight and true, 
sparks only for you


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4th of July flare

This morning I awoke with great pride and honor for today we celebrate our 
independents made possible by the men and women who died over there,
we take our long weekends  to camp,BBQ, hang out with friends and family as 
we drink get drunk and enjoy the fire works flare,
today I will awake with a prayer to out troops a thank you to all the mothers, 
fathers, husbands, wife's, and children who lost love ones over there,
I won't take for granted my freedom, my rights, or shame the land others died to 
protect with heroic flare,
I will tell my kids what all the solders in all the wars did for them for this country 
from sea to shinny sea how they did their best over there,
we take for granted our history we look forward to time off rather then time to 
remember this isn't U.S.A.'s flare,
other countries honor this day while we desecrate it with intoxication do we not 
care for our brothers and sisters over there,
Please I erg you to take a moment of silence and a moment of prayer remember 
each color of our flag and show your red white and blue flare,
in your hearts remember all solders who gave you freedom gave their blood, 
sweat, and tears and above all their life over there,
raise your head with pride, give thanks where it is seldom heard look up to the 
heavens and with American pride salute  our brother and sisters  with 4th of July 
flare.    


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"Fish"

“Fish”

A fish can sway and swim in the sea,
but can never walk like you and me.

They can float in mid-liquid and glide in the wide open water,
but will never feel the cool breeze of the air that we squander.

A fish can climb a mountain so high, but can swim away at any time.
The air adds risk and poses a challenge,
that’s why only few have climbed up Our mountains.

If the fish really wished, they could take on the risk,
but air would impair their life that they’d miss.

“So why jump off a cliff without any water? Why would we ever take such an offer?”

“If the valleys below and the mountains up high are just as easily swam as climbed, then
why would we choose such a dangerous life?”
 the fish would say.

But it’s because they are fish that they choose to stay fish,
and never step fin out of sea.

Because bubbles are the troubles that they have in the sea,
but for you and me,
we need them to breathe. 


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UPON THE SEA OF MOONLIGHT

 
My quiet reflection.......... 
With the coming of the night 
My quiet reflection 
Upon the sea of moonlight 
 
Upon the sea of moonlight 
My journey through the night 
There is no darkness to fear 
for ,the light of the moon is here 
 
Soft silver moonbeams......... 
More than I can dream 
Guides me through the night....... 
My journey upon the sea of moonlight 
 
The night wind blew......... 
Filling my sail.......... 
Filling me too.......... 
on my journey's trail 
 
The night wind blew 
Far in to the night 
The night wind blew 
Upon the sea of moonlight 
 
For,the sail never flapped 
It remained steady 
The night wind trapped 
Every gust........... 
Every eddy 
 
Witnessed only by the night 
The silent crossing 
Upon the sea of moonlight 
 
Within all our dreams 
We all take sail 
Under moonbeams 
The journey's trail 
 
The night wind blows 
Upon the sea of moonlight 
Darkest 
Before dawn 
Before the sun rose 
The coming of sunlight 
 
The dream world 
Travelled at night 
with the sail unfurled 
Upon the sea of moonlight 
 
For some... 
The journey never ends right 
For some.... 
Time to leave the sea of moonlight 
 
Your sail, to catch moonbeams 
Upon the sea of moonlight 
To travel, in your dreams 
Pushed far into the night 
 
My quiet reflection........... 
With the coming of the night 
Your quiet reflection 
Upon the sea of moonlight


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A BEACH-GOER DISAPPOINTMENT

Spending an early morning by the iridescent bay,
body delighted by a whipping breeze:
it's humid and hazy under swollen clouds
that foretell an up-coming storm;
on both side of the parkway
cars speed by, and drivers
have no clue that a traffic cop
is scanning it on the radar!
Some may not go far:
there, the flashing lights of the siren;
I am glad that I obey that law,
while some offenders smirk at a fine!

As the wailing wind progresses on,
so does the intensity of the muggy air;
it supposed to be a festy, sunny day
to unwind and enjoy some sun,
but does Nature think that nasty weather is fair
or is it spiteful, unyielding and tricky?

On a rough checker's table made of oak,
I'm writing my observations 
as beach-goers seem to have deserted it;
on a normal day it echoes of music,
of voices so loud and deep!
Now, hungry pigeons and seagulls
feast on wiggling fish,
unmarred by my presence...
that can provoke my appetite,
thinking of a tasteful dish!

Tired of walking the long stretch of beach,
I take off my tinted sunglasses
smudged by dripping sweat;
I'm burning like a lizard in need of relief...
my sunscreen has worn off!
Few more steps, the car door opens:
clothes neatly folded on the back seat,
raindrops hit the windshield as I pick up speed!


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adulterous sea

The Adulterous Sea 
I drove to the top of a mountain along lanes that began in the mist of time. 
Looking north I could see the plateau of Alentejo, westward the Atlantic sea;
 it was her, the trollop; I wanted to see from a safe distance. Glittering azure
tender and inviting, the tart. My bond to her, is that of a kind magistrate who
in his youth, visited a whore who served him sinful pleasures that gave him 
a longing for the unobtainable. There were times, on deck, in tropical nights, 
when she called my name and I could have drowned in her balmy embrace, 
but she laughed turned away from me and loved someone else. I thought 
she was forgotten, till she reappeared and smiled in the sea green eyes of 
a woman I loved. She too walked away; loved someone else.  I hear her song, 
the bitch of my life, the whispering and undulating waves. And I say: “Just 
one wicked embrace more, my lovely, and I will not dream of you anymore.”  
 


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DOWN BY THE SEA

 
Down by the sea, 
living free, 
you and me 
 
Let yourself go 
Down by the sea, 
for you see............ 
I know 
what it means to be free, 
down by the sea 
 
Walk along the shore, 
listen to the steady roar, 
of waves on the beach 
Always in your reach, 
and you want it more 
 
Down by the sea, 
gulls passing by 
What it is to be free 
dont you agree? 
Down by the sea, 
watching them fly 
 
Down by the sea, 
you reach that stage 
Wind in your hair 
You.......... 
out of your cage, 
see what's there 
 
Down by the sea, 
time can show, 
tidal flow 
Let your self go 
You and me 
 
Down by the sea 
Seaspray can take it all away 
Cant you see? 
Live today 
 
Down by the sea, 
this wind, 
sets you free 
Mind to fly, 
body to sigh 
 
Down by the sea, 
you and me 
Extend  yourself 
body and mind 
You have the time, 
to be............ 
Down by the sea 
 
Down by the sea, 
body and spirit, 
peaceful harmony 
You and me 
Tidal flow 
Take me......... 
where I want to be 
 
Down by the sea 
It becomes real 
Tides can heal 
You and me 
Where we want to be


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daisy

old, witherd, tired woman
lay accross your bed
hear the shotgun thunder fire
into the sky of red
the sea bellow crash on the rocks
on the batterd shore line
the srteets are dark,dull and mist rolling down the road
well your dreamin of better days
walking through summer haze
you were younger then
in summer rain
as you pull your brim hat down to
hide the lines from your face
not to show your growing frown
hay there mam whats your name
daisy i here you say
why you trying to hide away
you were prety in your day

young prety, restless lady
ley acceoss your bed
see the sunshine through your blind
makin shadow on your wall
the sea bellow
is calm and clear
and the breaze make whistle in the air
the street light burn with yellow flame
and the stars are high in the sky
you were dreamin of days to come
what will you become
youll be older then in summer rain
as you hold your brim hat high
you see a boy who asks your name then slowly walks on by
excuse me mam but whats your name
dasiy you reply
he said you look like winter sun
poring from the sky


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Grand Kaleidoscope

The world's a grand kaleidoscope comprised of shuffled scenery. It shares its everlasting grace as we walk amongst its majesty. Green geysers sprout from earthen springs with herbal shards as ornaments. The blossoms of the world parade to the joy of floral increments. Somewhere wet winds from sunken skies are lapping at the copper shores, while boiling citric blood erupts from the depths of tawny mountain cores. Small sugar stars come shooting down from ivory puffs like joyous tears, and raging river rapids roar at the royal sky so crystal clear. A veil of sable feathers whisks across the evening's coral lake; the sparkling sprites of moonlit night promenade throughout its dusky wake. The choral cries of quadrupeds resound from caves and forests deep, while busy pinion-folk take wing to their nests where helpless hatchlings sleep. A searing guild of golden tongues cascades from mouths of ashen gales, and passive clouds of floating dew skim along the rugs of vernal vales. A school of silver shadows dance beneath cerulean sheets of glass, while frail auroral arthropods play amongst the rows of emerald grass. Somewhere a frozen pyramid is rising from a powdered sea, while bright prismatic tapestries serenade the heavens' purity. The world's a grand kaleidoscope, revolving, free from mortal strife. Can not we learn to cherish it, as we turn its fragile shades of life?


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MESSAGE LOST

This internal conflict 
I cannot fight 
This is not black and white 
This unreasoned spite 

I cannot get through 
I have tried 
This message lost too, 
lost in the deep wide 

Two forces collide, 
the pieces scattered 
far and wide 
Years to track down what mattered 

This restless angry sea 
throws its might at me 
Waves of emotion 
Seething ocean 

What can I repair? 
This loss of tranquillity 
It is so unfair! 
Am I losing my sensibility? 

Is this damage done? 
Have I lost a son? 
Has the restless angry sea won? 

The lost message, 
floating on angry restless sea 
It must be me 
The things I might have done, 
to make me think 
Before I sink 
Before my son 

I cannot get through 
He wont let me too 
Rising sea, 
beating its waves on me 

This storm must stop 
I am ready to drop 
Seething sea, 
throwing its'self at me 
Waves of emotion 
Restless ocean 

This conflict I cannot fight, 
peace is a right 
This restless angry sea, 
upon storm tossed message 
that is me 


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MESSAGE LOST

This internal conflict 
I cannot fight 
This is not black and white 
This unreasoned spite 

I cannot get through 
I have tried 
This message lost too, 
lost in the deep wide 

Two forces collide, 
the pieces scattered 
far and wide 
Years to track down what mattered 

This restless angry sea 
throws its might at me 
Waves of emotion 
Seething ocean 

What can I repair? 
This loss of tranquillity 
It is so unfair! 
Am I losing my sensibility? 

Is this damage done? 
Have I lost a son? 
Has the restless angry sea won? 

The lost message, 
floating on angry restless sea 
It must be me 
The things I might have done, 
to make me think 
Before I sink 
Before my son 

I cannot get through 
He won't let me too 
Rising sea, 
beating its waves on me 

This storm must stop 
I am ready to drop 
Seething sea, 
throwing its'self at me 
Waves of emotion 
Restless ocean 

This conflict I cannot fight, 
peace is a right 
This restless angry sea, 
upon storm tossed message 
that is me 


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When the Mournful Sky Cries White Rain

When the world succumbs to the kiss of cold and a numbing gale is a breath away, on her knees she weeps; for the truth be told, there will be soft light on the hills today. Cool clouds begin to form her crown. Wool winds careen with sovereignty. Small specks of ivory dive down, whilst little shining gems fall free. In a blur, the sun disappears from sight and vanilla-wisps soar in wintry slews; like the stippled sheet of a moonlit night, they will blanket all of the floating blue. Blind blight to those who trek through hail; dove-down has never been so fierce. Enveloped in an iced jewel jail, the frigid shards of North Pole pierce. To the grave the blooms and the saplings go; they retreat with haste from the chilling sleet. And the terra scorns at the silent snow, for she knows his work isn't yet complete. Frost fire falls from a heart in pain... when the mournful sky cries white rain.


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MESSAGE LOST

This internal conflict 
I cannot fight 
This is not black and white 
This unreasoned spite 

I cannot get through 
I have tried 
This message lost too, 
lost in the deep wide 

Two forces collide, 
the pieces scattered 
far and wide 
Years to track down what mattered 

This restless angry sea 
throws its might at me 
Waves of emotion 
Seething ocean 

What can I repair? 
This loss of tranquillity 
It is so unfair! 
Am I losing my sensibility? 

Is this damage done? 
Have I lost a son? 
Has the restless angry sea won? 

The lost message, 
floating on angry restless sea 
It must be me 
The things I might have done, 
to make me think 
Before I sink 
Before my son 

I cannot get through 
He wont let me too 
Rising sea, 
beating its waves on me 

This storm must stop 
I am ready to drop 
Seething sea, 
throwing its'self at me 
Waves of emotion 
Restless ocean 

This conflict, I cannot fight, 
peace is a right 
This restless angry sea, 
upon storm tossed message 
that is me 


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THE WARM BLUE SEA

This warm blue sea........ 
that carried me 
Carried me to you 
This warm blue sea 
Was meant to be 

This wave that carried me ashore, 
to that distant golden beach 
It carried me to you......... 
We are in each others' reach 

The warm blue sea, 
covering the naked me 
The warm blue sea 
Carried me.............. 
Carried me........... 
to you 

The warm blue sea, 
has a message too 
It is carrying me......... 
Into the intimate you 

You waited on golden sand...... 
Watching the warm blue sea 
Waiting for the naked me, 
passion fanned 
Wanting the naked me 

The warm blue sea........ 
Touched you 
Touched me 
You wanted me 
You needed me too 


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LOOK DEEPER INSIDE

Anytime loneliness 
brings its tidings of sadness...
look deeper inside...
to find a brighter side!

Don't set aside that untried aspiration,
let it come alive with boldness and action;
where others fail, you can easily succeed..
make the effort and fear not to dream!

Discouragement can delay
your flight to freedom by a mere doubt;
your spirit can still soar:
show the boldness of an eagle
and search for a sky
bluer than the rolling ocean!

I embarked on a long jeourney
and was deprived of much sleep,
my lost ship never found a shore;
little did I know about a lingering hope,
and like Columbus who was rediculed a lot...
and even called crazy by some,
I was awesomestruck
by a twist of luck! 

Look deeper inside
and be so glad you've at least tried...
to discern anything that made you worthless;
enunciate your right to live to yourself,
and seek out completion
by not wrestling with perfection!

 


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THE REEF

The unceasing roar 
Surf and coral, 
hitting the shore 

This underwater show 
This blaze of colour, 
roar of surf.... so 

Coral reef home, 
so many fish, 
blue sea foam, 
this is my wish............ 

This living  breathing reef, 
surrounded by sea so blue 
Living breathing jewel, 
you want to be it too 

Crashing of sea, 
exploding white foam 
I want this to be my home 
Mighty blue sea 
This reef........ 
exploding foam 

Rush of water, 
through the coral 
Small fish dart 
Multicoloured streaks, 
natures' freaks 

This roar of colour, 
sealed in blue 
Deep down, 
Neptunes' crown 

This surf of white, 
hitting golden sand 
Sun,so bright 
This colour ,you understand 
Sealed in blue, 
rich too.......... 

Rhythmic roar 
The colour you saw 
Living breathing reef, 
underwater leaf 

This moving swell, 
coral reef does dwell 
Sealed in sea of blue, 
underwater paradise 
Dive with me too 

This brief escape, 
weightless in coral sea 
This magnificent waterscape, 
brilliant green  underwater leaf 
that is part of............... 
The reef 

Electric blue fish dart about 
other creatures, 
their colour does shout 
Ceasless flow, 
upon this reef 
Coral sea, 
let us go below 
for, we love it so 

Pink and green, 
purple and red 
the brightest you have ever seen 
blue and yellow 
where have you been? 

This reef encircles me, 
crown of coral 
Sealed by blue sea 
Here lies the moral, 
Neptunes' son...... you see 
natures' son doesn't quarrel 


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ON THE SUNLIGHT SEA

This love, magically so 
Makes us free, 
together, 
golden glow, 
on the sunlight sea 

This energy I feel, 
as I take the wheel 
I now know 
what is means, to be free, 
for sunlight sea, 
makes it so 

This light air 
on the sunlight sea 
blows so fair 
for you and me 

A sea of azure, 
in golden light 
a lovers' touch, 
love so pure 
Our delight 

This brilliant white sail 
carries you and I 
for our love cannot fail 
on this golden trail 

This magical sea, 
so blue 
Sailing with you, 
is everything to me 

On the sunlight sea, 
everything comes true, 
especially for you and me 
All our dreams, 
such delicate golden streams, 
are what makes us free 

On the sunlight sea 
Where our love can be 
This golden place, 
upon deep blue 
The love,....I see in your face 
can only be true, 
on the sunlight sea 

This golden light 
on a sea so bright 
A sea so blue, 
all my dreams' 
in delicate golden streams 
have come true 

My love for you 
on a sea of blue 
is what is meant to be 
on the sunlight sea 


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'Til Dawn

I was a lookout, port side of our ship
So I put my weather gear on
Captain said sailor, that is your duty
You're going to be there 'til dawn
I used the big eyes, spotted an island
And called to the bridge down below
There's an island to the port side, time's on the short side
Sir, won't you please let me go
We moored in the morning and he gave me fair warning
Sailor watch how you carry on
You can leave for a while and visit the isle
But by midnight tonight we'll be gone
There was a mandolin playing, her body was swaying
Through the night the music played on
I forgot my duty, entranced by her beauty
So I sayed on the island 'til dawn
Now I sit in this jail but I can still sail
In my dreams until my time is all gone
I still sail some with my bottle of rum
And I dance with her memory 'til dawn


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The Brothers, Jo

Standing there before the air,

A brother stood on high.

I remember the day,

When he couldn’t play,

And they forced him,

to say Good-bye.

Sold was He, to captivity,

And seeding the deed,

brother Jealousy.

But brothers know and

Those Brothers, Jo..?

They chose, just not to sea.

Looking now, two forgive,

Seeing how, they wish to live,

Knowing now, of what they did.

And standing there, seeing care,

A Brother stood on High.

I remember the day,

He forgave their way,

And loved them, under the sky.

It took a while, a test, a trial,

But Brothers once again.

From up on High, up near the Sky,

The Sun-shine in just then…


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tome of days

And I’ll sail forever 
My ocean of mischief
A sea of comfort
My hymn of peace 
Love comes with in the drift
My heart tears from the rift
Life my burden to hold 
Above my shoulders in lift

And I’ll sail forever
The moments 
that flatter our cheeks 
A child, A fleet 
Of inspiring smiles 
Our happiness our triumph
The displeasure in vows 
My judgment in trials 
An episode relaxed 
Racing for miles 

Who’s to tell me 
I cannot sail 
Toward which wind wanders
I am but a sun lit rise
Growing ale 
Most prisoners ask for freedom
Letters of ordinary tales 
Photographs and mail
But I think 
I will forever sail

I thank you for your comments
I acknowledge them, I walk on
In search of wonders
Stress free, a place to belong
Don’t you wish you were home
I’m writing for pictures 
An image clear 
Yet no one sees
Then again who am I to be
I’m only running with the sea 


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MY COLOUR COSMIC SEA

My colour Cosmic sea 
Waves of lilac and white 
Fill me with glee 
Cosmic delight 

The Cosmos here 
The Cosmos there 
You are near......... 
Kiss me! 
If you dare! 

The Cosmos you see, 
is the fresh colour sea 
My body,my boat 
This is me, 
riding the Cosmos sea 

Soft winds change direction 
Lilac and white deflection 
This is me, 
riding the Cosmos sea 

Moving colour sea, 
blowing to you and I 
Cosmic power, 
felt in Cosmos flower 
We dreamily sigh 

Cosmic field 
Colour sea 
You,....... yield 
This is me 
My love sealed 

To hear soft wind, 
blowing through 
My colour sea 
This is me, 
Riding with you, 
on the Cosmos sea 


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The Sea

The calming of the sea
The very palms
In which 
every man wishes to be
No boundaries, free
Where men fought for hollow trees
With branches, limbs
Bare arms, no sleeves 
Buried 
With the fragrance of fallen leaves
Upon these times we wish
We dream of molecules
Endless mercury to kiss 
Lain for now and tomorrow
My life, 
The melody,
You have all come to miss
Welcome to the calming of the sea
The very palms 
Inwhich every man wishes to be


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MY JOURNEY.....THUS FAR

The sea, took me far... 
Through the night 
I followed the stars, 
until dawn light 

The deepest ,softest night 
Replaced  by rosy hue 
On a sea of blue, 
in dawn light 

Each day, did bring... 
For me... 
A small wonderful thing 
Life... 
On  a deep blue sea 

I waste not, a single day 
A golden sun 
A soft wind, 
the sea spray 

I waste not, a single night 
Deepest blue, 
in starlight 
A moon... 
So clear 
I could touch it... 
It was so near 

My journey, thus far... 
Following my chosen star 
On a sea, 
filled with words, 
filling me 


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CHARIOT OF FIRE

Timeless roar of sea.......... 
Races to run........... 
Running with the sun 
This could be me 

I hear my heart beating, 
loudly in my chest 
Smooth flow 
This running show 
No time for rest 

So many miles to run 
This race not yet won 
Not in reach........... 
The dying sun, 
on this lonely beach 

Breathe this sea, 
running free 
Lonely beach, 
the running me, 
not in reach 

Running sea, 
wind lull 
Flying gull 
finding me, 

Relentless roar of sea, 
running me 
Hearts desire 
Chariot of fire 
Running sea 

The heart inside, 
the chariot of fire 
Running far and wide, 
lifts me higher 

Rhythmic roaring, 
gulls soaring, 
flying higher, 
chariots of fire 

My chariot of fire, 
sound of the sea 
Paternal flier 
The gentle me 

The running heart 
The running sea 
Takes part............... 
part of me............ 


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So Lost

Some times I get so lost when I’m alone
The world is made of water and I’m a simple stone
When I try to run, I fall straight down
Now the weight of the world on my shoulders has a crushing sound 

Over my head in a dark part of the world
Alone and drowning as my heart is so chilled
I become washed up, crushed, cold and blue
Life has become a struggle I can’t get through

Other rocks come down hard on me
Stuck in this gutter means they won’t let me be
Each one makes a chip or takes a crack
One day they will surely break my back

I wish they would stop trying to kill metal with rust
Have them all come at once and face me till I’m dust

This new form of life I would gladly be!
For dust in the water becomes sand by the sea
Forever and ever after I would be so free
The warm sunshine would be so heavenly

In this world my pain would mostly subside
But the Lord keeps me humble by bringing in the tide


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TEMPTING!!

It is so tempting to drink from the barrel of lead 
The contents would go straight to my head 
I will forever sleep in a dream no one can conceive 
And all the pain I feel will surely leave! 

Forever immortalized in a youthful state 
My body will grow cold, but be spared from an aged fate
I still feel like I am 100 years old 
My thirst drives me to drop my hand and fold 

I could never count the death of the tears that have fallen for you 
An ocean was created for you to go to 
I look at this lonely sea of sadness and sorrow!  
You never tried to see this sea of mine so I will not wake up tomorrow 

This world has become to much for me 
Sorry my face is some thing you will never again see! 
Good bye my love and good night 
When I lost your heart, the battle to live lost the fight!
 


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Bribing the Gods

I have a nail,
I havd a screw
I have a "Pot 'O Gold",
But I don't have you...

Each day I awake,
I stumble down to the shore,
I've done this for many years,
I'll do it many more

I throw a gold piece,
Into the sea,
Hoping Posiedan
Will bring you back to me.






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A RIVER SONG

Let it flow free 
Music in liquidity 
Down to the sea 

A drop to fall 
Through the night 
The coming dawn 
Cannot it take it all 

Let it flow free 
Music in liquidity 
Down to the sea 

On the river 
Sweet and clear 
The water ran 
Through boulder 
Through river sand 

Let it flow free 
Music in liquidity 
Down to the sea 

The river twisted and turned 
The easiest path learned 
Picking up sand and clay 
Every night 
Every day 

Let it flow free 
Music in liquidity 
Down to the sea 

The rush of water 
In streams 
In rivers 
In dreams 

Let it flow free 
Music in liquidity 
Down to the sea 

The music of water 
With a drop to fall 
Created a symphony 
Flowing to the sea 

Let it flow free 
Music in liquidity 
Down to the sea 

Soft tinkling of the river 
Meeting the roar of the sea 
A river song 
Lost for eternity 


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THE CORAL

The coral... 
In a blue sea 
Waiting for you.... 
Waiting for me.... 

The coral... 
For you... 
For me... 

What I feel 
The coral... 
The bright glowing... 
Inside me... 
What I found... 
So profound... 
Love , flowing 

My life.... 
is like the coral... 
in a blue sea 
the bright glowing 
what I made 
Taken from the blue sea 
my colour will fade... 

Put me back... 
In my sea of blue 
My coral... 
Waiting for you 

The coral... 
Our lives... 
Can never fade 
the bright glowing 
The sea ,flowing 
we both made 


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The Ship

startled to sudden wakefulness
by the sudden lurch of the ship,
fear rose in my soul
cold, damp hull next to my berth,
I'd give 10 years of my life
to have my feet on solid earth

dark, quiet inboard
only the low pitched groans of metal
pounded by an angry, restless sea
was it the fear, or the sound, that had woken me?

Eyes open half way, not quite sure where I am-
What I did, and why, or who I really am-
was I drunk? was I mad? or am I just dead?
pounding waves roll into my ears, and echo in my head...

riveted steel plates before my eyes,
drops of sea dew condense inside,
sudden terror, as my mind awakes-
no sound aboard- but the 
rhythmatic pounding of heavy seas

engines dead!  no motor sound-
have we once too often-
dared the fates?
what's going on? what and why?
and where, oh God, are my mates?

I jerked out of bed,
as the deck dances beneath my feet- 
what's happening? is this real? 
will death, I once more, defeat?

to the hall I stagger...
as my world shudders about me...
no lights, no sound, and fading hope...
but the sound of ever maddening waves...
eager to crush this insolent ship,
so insolent as to invade its realm
so foolish to taunt nature
with no one now at its helm

each cabin, in rising panic,
I searched in rising gloom,
to find nothing to comfort me,
each but an empty room...

fear increasing with-
each crushed hope,
each screaming smash of wave
am I alone, am I dreaming?
or against me, the sea is scheming?

fought my way up to the rolling deck,
pain swelling in my now sprained neck-
alone?
the sea grew ever more threatening and awesome,
I felt left alone to face my fate
my outcome no longer doubtful,
I wouldn't have long to wait...

at a topside cabin,
I peeked outside,
saw mighty wind and wave-
an angry earth it was tonight
no way for me to save...

dark night and
no one about-
I cursed, I cried,
I screamed, I did shout...

abandoned? left to die?
or in a murderous dream-
did I make 32 die?
toss their bodies overboard?
feed the sea,
its requested hoard?

panic is panic,
and panic this was-
demon or victim?
which was I,
did I kill?  will I die?

I retreated downdeck,
a broken man,
either way I lose-
the comfort of strong steel-
no more- it would'a been
something that I could use


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SHADES OF GREY

The sea closed over
This is the way
For, the sea claims it's dead
In a world of shades of grey
 
I looked forward to a world
In which
Words cannot say
The meanings of things
What I felt today
 
I cannot see sky
For, the sea closed over me
Its' stygian darkness
I cannot breathe
I cannot flee
 
The sea closed over
This is the way
It claims its' dead
What I felt today


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ALL THE MEANINGS

I stood on a sea shore 
I contemplated 
All the meanings 
Why I am , me? 
What I am here for... 

A wave took me away 
The thoughts I had kept 
Scattered in a wisp of sea spray 
Inwards I crept 

In to the sea 
In to me 
All the meanings 
Why I am me 
What I am here for 
Cast from a sea shore 


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ON A GOLDEN SEA

The colours.... 
Took me away.... 
From me.... 

The golden light... 
Touched me 
Touched you too... 
On a golden sea 

On the edge of light 
looking  down.... 
In to the night 

You crossed a golden sea... 
Just to be with me 
I can understand.... 
How you left it all.... 
Leaving the bland 
Just to be with me 

A sail.... 
So far away 
On a horizon of deepest blue 
Coming to you..... 
To take.... 
The inner you..... 
Setting it free... 
On a golden sea 

The colours 
Held me in sway... 
Took me away 
Let me go... 
On a golden sea 

I do not know.... 
What I search for 
I will find it... 
On a golden sea 

A golden sea.... 
Where you found me 
Searching... 
For the inner you 
To set it free 

A horizon of deepest blue.... 
What it meant to you... 
What it meant for me... 
On a golden sea... 
Standing on the edge of light 
Looking in to the night 


The colours, true 
Set me free 
On a golden sea 
Took me to you 


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GOLDEN JOURNEY

Gold sails of light, 
silently carrying me 
in dead of night 

Soft billow of golden sail, 
takes the lead, 
I hold the rail, 
watching increasing speed 

This dead of night, 
glassy dark blue sea, 
this silence, 
carries me 
Far,with gold sails of light 

I do not steer this vessel, 
I am its only passenger, 
my thoughts I must wrestle 

This glow from golden light, 
from sail, 
through the night, 
carries me , 
far on dark glassy sea 

No ripple disturbed, 
golden sails reflected 
on dark glassy sea, 
I am unpeturbed, 
no fear detected, 
for this ship only carries me 

No stars to guide 
in this dark of night, 
this silent ship does glide 
with gold sails of light 

For ,far ahead 
is an island 
bathed in soft yellow light 
is this where I have been led? 
For I see many gold sails, 
so bright! 

These golden sails of light, 
carry me 
back to the fold, 
for the precious cargo that they hold, 
is my soul 

I step ashore, 
I now know what is is for, 
my body I leave behind, 
a new beginning I find 

This dark glassy sea 
is not for me, 
gold sails of light 
are what makes it right, 
for this is meant to be 

For,in this new land 
the golden sails have spanned, 
carried me here 
For I have no fear 
For I am........ only me 


Gold sails of light 
over dark glassy sea 
Silently carrying me 
to island ,so bright 


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The Ship part two

down deck, down deck, on and on-
such an awesome ship it had been-
100,000 tons, or more, I guess-
that it will sink seems such a sin-
this mighty ship afloat-
not much longer, I did know...
and even with her cold steel strength
down she would soon surely go,
to the sea she was nothing...
like a little twig, no task for her to snap....
the sea can always laugh at man-
when he falls into her deadly trap

despair kicked in, and sure
enough- despair was well deserved-
'cause death was facing me that night-
death that I had truely earned-
my soul was going down, way down
forever to be rightfully burned-

yes, it was foolish enough-
to challenge the sea-
and madness to kill the men-
now my poor luck to be the only one-
that's left-
to face a gruesome end

I leaned against a cold
engine room wall
in the deepest bowls of the ship-
I was consigned to what was approaching-
I waited for my end to come-
hoping, asking God, only it be quick...
my concern wrapped around me,
very, very thick...

the water's cascading now, my friend-
it's going down so fast!
eyes turned up in search of God-
I knew my fate was cast...
my Lord, I hope you accept this fool-
however, I'm dying slow-
the sea, it hurts my lungs so bad-
and the pressure is just so-
I'm dying, Lord, I'm dying!
Oh, sh_t, I'm goin' down-
Dear Lord above, around, beneath me-
please accept me as I am- 
a fool, a repented sinner. a victim
and a murderer too-
I'm sure you can take me-
please show me that this is true-

my bones are now at rest-
in this lonely, sunken tomb of steel
whitened, weathered, beaten-
hopefully someday may to be raised-
to my surprise, I find,
below the seas- so many great comrades-
we number in countless billions-
as do those that live upon the earth
and now I understand, too late, perhaps-
just what a human life is worth.


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DOWN BY THE SEA

Down by the sea, 
living free, 
you and me 

Let yourself go 
Down by the sea, 
for you see............ 
I know 
what it means to be free, 
down by the sea 

Walk along the shore, 
listen to the steady roar, 
of waves on the beach 
Always in your reach, 
and you want it more 

Down by the sea, 
gulls passing by 
What it is to be free 
dont you agree? 
Down by the sea, 
watching them fly 

Down by the sea, 
you reach that stage 
Wind in your hair 
You.......... 
out of your cage, 
see what's there 

Down by the sea, 
time can show, 
tidal flow 
Let your self go 
You and me 

Down by the sea 
Seaspray can take it all away 
Cant you see? 
Live today 

Down by the sea, 
this wind, 
sets you free 
Mind to fly, 
body to sigh 

Down by the sea, 
you and me 
Extend  yourself 
body and mind 
You have the time, 
to be............ 
Down by the sea 

Down by the sea, 
body and spirit, 
peaceful harmony 
You and me 
Tidal flow 
Take me......... 
where I want to be 

Down by the sea 
It becomes real 
Tides can heal 
You and me 
Where we want to be 


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DAWN, ON THE BIG BLUE

Soft whisper of sea spray
A light wind, welcomed you
The start of a perfect day
Dawn, on the big blue
 
A quiet night too
With moon and stars
Sunrise
Dawn,
On the big blue
 
A course taking you west
Following the sun
As it climbed in to the sky
A ships' magical quest
 
The dawns' soft emerging light
Mixed with with an ocean
So blue
It seemed the colour
Was the same too
 
Soft whisper of sea spray
The dawn
Welcomed you
At home
On a ship
On the big blue


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DUSKY STONE

Dark stones........... 
Painted in dusky dark 
Deepening hues 
Deepening views 

Dusky gold 
Dusky dark 
Dusky stone.......... 
We are not alone 

Dusky stones, 
gather on the shore 
Dusky rock, 
beginning to flock 

Dark stones on a dark sea 
Flocking on the shore 
The colour night, 
is what they wore, 
or so it seemed to me 

The quiet rippling, 
of the dusky sea 
Gold stippling, 
of dusky sky 
Would you agree? 
This belongs to you and I? 

This dark wet glistening 
Quiet ripple of sea 
Rock listening 
This might be......... 
You or me 
Set on a dusky sea 

Dusky rock, 
beginning to flock 
Dusky sky 
Dusky gold, 
passing by 

For you and I, 
are a dusky stone 
For we are not alone 
under gold dusky sky 


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OCEAN WING

Gleaming white.... 
On the sparkling blue 
Ocean wing 
Feathers too....... 
In sunlight........... 

On the sparkling blue 
Fresh wind................ 
Soaring too 

A journey,  over sea 
Ocean wing 
What will become of me? 
I am still learning....... 
More about the inner me...... 

The sparkling blue.......... 
So far and wide too 
I can find me............... 
In this deep blue sea 

You are never alone......... 
On the sparkling blue 
Where so many have flown 
Your journey, begins too 

Gleaming white.......... 
On the sparkling blue 
Ocean wing....... 
Ocean flight...... 
My heart too......... 


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GHOSTSHIP (PART II)

Ghostship... 
Trailing souls in its' wake 
Strange luminescence, 
more souls to take 

The flapping of torn sails 
Masts, bleached grey 
Ghostly trails, 
lighting the way 

Fourteen score years, 
circumnavigated seas 
Ghostship... 
Looking for me... 
Sea smoke... 
Sea mist... 
Tattered sails 
Mournful wails 

In the halflight, 
Masts appear through the sea mist 
Ghostship... 
A haunting 
For the night 

Vanishing into the gloom 
Ghostship... 
Looking for a soul 
Strange luminescence 
Deathly grip 
Deathly cold 

Ghostship... 
Calling me 
Midnightsea 
Strange glow, 
from the decks below 

Blackened sides, 
burnt too 
You cannot escape 
Ghostship... 
Looking for me... 
Looking for you... 


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AMETHYST

How sweet the colour 
The colour of my love........ 
For you 

Amethyst..... 
Softest 
Sweetest 
Colour 
Meant for you 

Loving colour.......... 
from me 
Given to you 
Feeling it too 
Like mist from the sea 

Amethyst 
Finds you 
What you have missed 
The colour complete 
as you have wished 

Amethyst......... 
Given to you 
The colour kissed 
Delicately......... 
As sea mist 
Amethyst 

Amethyst 
My love too 
The colour 
You cannot resist 
The softest kiss 
Has always been in you 


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SAILS AT SUNSET

Billowing white
A tall masted ship
Gleaming wet
Sped on
In to a setting sun
 
Mizzen and top gallants flying
Such golden light
Fell upon a ship
That sped on 
In to the setting sun
 
Billowing white
Translucent too
Such golden llight
Fell upon a ship
That shone
On the big blue
In to the setting sun
 
She sailed westwards
Followeed a setting sun
Disappeared with it too
Golden light
Replaced with blue
 
She sailed westwards
Golden light shone too
A ship
Swallowed in colour
In to the setting sun


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THE SEA

It all comes back to the sea 
How strong is the spirit... 
Restless in me 

The sea can take me , 
in so many waves 
So completely 

The sea, a vessel 
In which I travel, 
in which I nestle 

Soft ripples flow 
Clouds above 
The sea I came to know 

The sun danced on the sea 
The moon covered with silver 
A restless spirit... 
Roaming in me 

The vastness of the sea, 
in which I roam 
Such fluid beauty, 
is my home 


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Awaiting a tale

I call the sea my home
With white winged seagulls and salt sprayed foam.
Slippery ledged rocks about
as I peek to watch the human’s shout.

Sailors have cried for lost 
Plunging into the waters with their ropes crossed 
I rush to there side 
in hopes guide. 
I live amongst the dolphins 
where I often catch a ride. 

Many a sailor has marveled about my existence 
Remembering that I’m a mermaid I keep my distance 
Tales are told from the young and the old 
about a evening of fury .
appeared a mermaid, to their eyes still blurry.
 
So I glide along this water of green 
magical ocean potions marine. 
So if you ever walk along the shore 
listen to the ocean sounds that roar. 
In it’s echoes 
I shall soar. 
Mermaid woman ,forever more. 



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THE CORAL

The coral... 
In a blue sea 
Waiting for you.... 
Waiting for me.... 

The coral... 
For you... 
For me... 

What I feel 
The coral... 
The bright glowing... 
Inside me... 
What I found... 
So profound... 
Love , flowing 

My life.... 
is like the coral... 
in a blue sea 
the bright glowing 
what I made 
Taken from the blue sea 
my colour will fade... 

Put me back... 
In my sea of blue 
My coral... 
Waiting for you 

The coral... 
Our lives... 
Can never fade 
the bright glowing 
The sea ,flowing 
we both made 


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GHOSTSHIP

Through sea smoke 
Sails, ripped and torn 
Sails, stained and worn 
Ghostship, 
awoke 

Creak and groan, 
of well worn timbers 
Whispered moan 
Shivers 

Ghostship 
rigging ,trailing in the sea 
Masts, bleached grey 
Ghostship, 
appearing on this day 

Ghostship, 
in its' wake 
Amidst its' tangled rigging, 
dragging the souls it must keep 
before going down deep 

Lonely souls, 
neither alive  or dead 
The lives, the ship stole 
condemned in waters, it sped 

In the halflight 
Through fog and mist 
Ghostship, 
creaking with a star baord list 

In the halflight 
Masts and spars, 
grey and worn 
Tattered sails, 
all forlorn 
Ghostship, 
below the stars 
disappearing in to the night 

As the sun loses it's glow, 
the ship takes on a strange luminescence 
Midnight sea 
Ghostship, 
the night has come to know 

Ghostship, 
forever travelling in half light 
Sails ,ripped and torn 
Sails,stained and worn 
Where she goes.... 
nobody knows.... 


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GULL (PART II)

Everyone has to learn... 
To be a gull 
One day... 
It will be your turn 

In a sky... 
Perfect too 
Upwards I flew.... 
To meet you 

For, in us all 
Is a Jonathan Livingston 
Bursting through 
Gulls flight... 
In me and in you 

It is the spirit that takes us all... 
Reaching new heights 
New skies                                                                                                                        
New flights 

We all dream 
Some chose to be.... 
Gulls on the sea 
This is me.... 

As I sit, watching the going down of the sun 
The gulls swoop and turn 
I savour the thought 
Can I become.... 
One of those... 
Who fly until the day is done 

One day.... 
I will come as a gull 
Fly over the sea 
Swoop and turn with glee 
What it is to be free 
One day it will be 


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WHAT IT MEANS.....

The sun dipped low.... 
On a horizon tinged with gold and red 
The sea calm 
Such things transient so 

When you become aware... 
What counts.... 
Is the things you share 

It takes time.... 
To understand... 
To appreciate a single day.. 
A sunset... 
Golden sand 
A chosen moment 
Heaven sent 

A flock of birds flew overhead, 
on a horizon tinged with gold and red 
One day... 
You will understand 
What is means..... 
To me.... 
What needs to be said 

All these things you can hold, 
in your heart 
On a stormy day 
On a horizon tinged with red and gold 
The reflected beauty within, 
is constant so 
The sea, calm 
Such things ... 
Transient though 

The sun dipped low 
Hid behind a darkened sea 
These things I hold... 
Inside of me 
With you.... 
What it means..... 
To me.. 
I hold deep so 


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I WILL SEE YOU SOON

I sailed many miles 
The sun, high 
In a pure azure sky 

Moons and suns, 
passed by 
Still I sailed, 
pushing through a starlit sky 

This boat, 
I feel its' force within me 
It's sails, it's lungs 
It's body, the sea 

Worlds passed 
slowly beneath me 
All I could see, 
before the mast 

This big blue 
Me 
Covering too 

Stars , lit my way 
The moon glowed 
Soft wind , blowed 
Led me astray 

Moons and suns, 
stars and skies 
Ocean blues 
Nothing I could refuse 

Sails of purest white, 
glowed softly during the night 
Reassuring creak, 
of this boat of teak 

This boat has no direction 
I am not its' guide 
This boat is perfection 
I am here only for the ride 

The stars rotated 
above my head 
This boat located, 
my thoughts read 

It is not the destination, 
it is the getting there 
Journeys travelled 
Suns and moons 
Days and nights 
The sea 
The air 
Unravelled 
I will see you soon 
For, 
You are just over there 


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WHEN YOU STOPPED BEING YOU

WHEN YOU STOPPED BEING YOU 

When you stopped, 
being you 
My gentle world, 
fell through 

Lost on a sea, 
of my own making 
What you meant to me 

When you stopped, 
being you 
Day and night, 
meant nothing 
My plight 

Drifting, 
without a sail 
It cannot be, 
lost on a lonely sea 

When you stopped, 
being you 
My gentle world, 
fell through 

I looked for you today, 
you have gone 
Dying 
Lost 
You cannot stay 

When you stopped, 
being you 
My gentle world, 
lost too 

It is only me, 
alone 
Day and night 
On a desolate sea 

When you stopped, 
being you 
My gentle world, 
fell through 

Time cannot 
always heal 
the days you feel 
When you stopped, 
being you 


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FAR AWAY

Far away 
In the blackness of the night 
A burning light 
Across the bay 

The light danced upon the water 
Piercing the night 
Piercing glare 
Shimmered in the cold air 

Far away 
The light found me 
Amidst the night 
Bound me tight, 
until the day 

A burning light 
I felt its' warmth on me 
Amidst the night 
On the sea 

Far away 
It could have been me 
A burning light 
On the sea 

Far away 
On the burning sea 
A burning light 
That is me 


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PARADISE

Cool water lapping at the edge of white sand, 
You, 
holding my hand 

Warmth of sun, 
warmth of hand, 
Warmth of love, 
Warmth of sand 

No one for miles, 
wearing nothing, 
but our smiles 

Footprints in sand, 
none but our own, 
walking along the shore, 
we know what it is all for 

Hand in hand, 
walking on sun bleached sand, 
no words we can say, 
on the beach of eternal play 

For, no words are needed, 
our thoughts,words are as one. 
You and I under golden sun, 
hand in hand 
on sun bleached sand 

Shade of palm, 
you by my side, 
serene and calm, 
the beach stretched far and wide 

Wearing nothing but our smiles, 
we can see for miles, 
paradise perfect, 
crystal clear sea, 
blue and green reflect, 
the love you have for me 

Cool water lapping at edge of white sand 
You, 
holding my hand 


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DISCOVERY

Eagles soared high 
to the Princes' Four Winds 
Golden eyes, keen 
Above in the blue 

A passing cloud, 
snowy white 
On a sea of blue 
Could this be the one 
Could this be what they were looking for? 

Swooping down 
Through cloud, so white 
Made golden wings, bright 
brighter than a Kings' Crown 

Bursting through 
in to air, so sweet 
Filled with scent 
An island! , Found too! 

This one could only be seen 
by the chosen few.. 
Eagles, have magic too 

Deep forests, 
rising through valleys 
The eagles, 
Searching.. 
Mountain high 
Bays too 
For, ships must dock 
On an island, 
Hidden in the ocean blue 

Onwards , they sped 
Faeries, sense things 
For, they know 
Good news will always travel ahead 

A sense of excitement, 
coursed through.. 
Waiting for eagles 
Wanting their news 
Seeing their views 

One by one, 
they dropped down 
Wings , burnished by golden sun 
Their mission, done 

The Kings, gathered 
Queens and Princesses 
Princes too 
For ,on this day.. 
Land! 
For me! 
For you! 

The Eagles had not failed 
Sweet land 
A place to build 
Wooden ships willed 
Wooden ships sailed 

A journey across the sea 
A discovery... 
A Heartstone, in a place 
safe, 
for you and for me 


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WAKING UP AT DAWN

Waking up at dawn
with incandescent lights
on my subdued frawn...
receding to warm sheets;
recognizing the petrel's flight
with the hawks pursuing it in delight,
while spiders hang on dusty webs
and the incessant thrush sings...

Waking up at dawn
with sunken eyes,
not wanting to meet sunlight;
a little morose,but gladsome...
I glance at the maples,
submerged in intense light,
as the wagtails tap
on my  moist window
to greet me with a cheerful chirp...

Waking up at dawn
with departing lovely dreams,
I grope uncertainly amid visions;
no full moon rises above the bright horizon,
and with no night passion to inflame me:
I reckon another inevitable aspect of reality...


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IN A TRANQUIL PLACE

In a tranquil place 
Known only to you 
I could see the wind 
Rustle  through the trees 
Rippling through 
Like a green sea 
Coming to me 

A pleasant wind blew 
Fresh and full 
Carried the scent of you 

Your hair, so soft 
Spilled over, 
on a pillow of blue 
All I want... 
Is you... 

I touched your breast 
Traced the outline, 
of a nipple 
Needing me 
All I want... 
Is you... 

Delicious wetness 
To feel... 
Upon my fingers 
Upon my tongue 
All I want... 
Is you... 

I covered you 
Felt my way inside.. 
Delicious wetness 
Upon me 
All I want... 
Is you... 

Such sweet release 
Internal fire 
Your body 
My desire 
All I want... 
Is you... 

In a tranquil place 
Known only to you 
I could see the wind 
Rustle  through the trees 
Rippling through 
Like a green sea 
Coming to me