Bon voyage

by Michael   Mar 18, 2019

beneath a black-netted curtain;
her face simmers in a sombre shade of pale-
dark clouds gather below her weary

tears begin to fall;
like droplets of rain
rolling down veins, of her rose-petal cheeks-
falling into the ocean of earth
of where her shipmate has departed

sails that were threaded with love and vows
gradually unbind and wash away

~ ~ ~ ~

the wind carries messages
of empathy and compassion through the air;
words conveyed from family and loved ones
begin to fill the pages of her heart
with sorrow

~ ~ ~ ~

she steps away from the grassy-cliff edge
of where he lay,
wrapped in the arms of grief
she takes refuge upon a wooded bench

I sit beside her.

I help to gently dust some of the weight
from her shoulders, holding her close

together we reminisce.

some of the paths that
have finally led us to here

-arm in arm-

we stroll to where the sun begins to set
upon a blank canvas;
where the first stone of a new path
is painted in a colour of tomorrow


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  • 3 months ago

    by Ya----Na

    Another gem by the star poet. Loved it Michael. It's like I have written the last stanza. Beautiful!

    • 3 months ago

      by Michael

      We are all 'star poets' my friend, lovely comments as ever thank you :)

  • 3 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    You have a lovely and sincere way with your words, Michael.

    All the best as ever

  • 3 months ago

    by Daniel

    Glad this is nominated. Excellently touching without being sentimental :)

    • 3 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Daniel :)

  • 3 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Beautiful beautiful. I felt every line. Hugs to you

    • 3 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Dagmar :)x

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