Sunday, February 7, 2016
There are bodies floating,
hanging, held aloft,
cradled in the restless,
hysterical, heartbroken sea.
there are stories, death kissed,
hearts abruptly stopped,
and there are father's
holding the tools to their misery.
Times when they stray too close;
loose their warrior's wounds,
finding sand, stone, undertow,
taking the past from young souls.
Caught by melody, by gravity;
drawn to the untold tombs,
wondering over their cold hands,
their bones, scattering shoals.
Deepening the lines of my face,
stilling nerves, pushing my drive,
calling me to their fates,
begging for love, for mercy.
I cannot look away, forsake them,
leave the vigil, keeping me alive.
For their memories cry out,
fill the air with anguish, tragedy,
Into the storm I must endeavor,
braving maelstrom, hidden reef,
over the water, silencing weather
giving the crushed something to