The sea is mighty, deep, and chilled
And many are the men it's killed
With a mouth that swallows the prideful whole
With a power that lies beyond control
With a deep blue gate whose only toll
Is seeing the space in your lungs be filled
And to sail this sea in a sailor's clothes
Is to trade the wonders for the foes
You would meet as you go from place to place
At a Captain's call and a soldier's pace
But you needn't look him in the face
As into the drink, his blood is spilled
So set a sail with no flag to fly
When my back is bare and my skin is dry
And I'll toss them out when the tide is high
When my sailor's clothes are torn and frilled
For my Captain, I love, but you, I love more
And although beside him I now stand
I'd rather be sailing, hand in hand
Alongside my lover, iron-willed
I love everything about this piece. The story was wonderfully told in a unique rhyme scheme...imagery is admirable...I saw and felt the vast seas and was a little afraid, because I have a fear of deep waters. The ending stanza was heart-warming.
This is a beautiful Rhyming piece, very elegant. The flow is very pretty, with a unique word display. The heart of a sailor is captivating each line. The depths of the sea are mesmerizing to the reader.
What a powerful poem by Skyler this week. The visuals I received from this poem, swiped me out to sea. Incredible rhyme scheme as well. Just lovely!!