Save the Sailor from the Sea

Save the Sailor from the Sea

Demoralized, discouraged
Surrender to darkness
That will surely come
Life held in the balance
Leaving it heartless
 
Joy drowning
Breathless and weakened
Laughter comes no more
Spirit trodden, squashed
Thoroughly beaten
 
Treading troubled water
Exhausted by endeavor
Resistance fading fast
Hope is lost at sea
Now gone forever
 
Voice hoarse from the cry
Who would have listened?
Words fallen on deaf ears
Nobody cared
It was as if imprisoned
 
Nothing left to fight for
It was not meant to be
Insignificant and invisible
was his life, no one could
save the sailor from the sea
 

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Reworked in 2020
 

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  8 comments for “Save the Sailor from the Sea

  1. October 8, 2018 at 9:34 am

    being away at sea can takes its toll on a person’s sanity. a very moving poem Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 8, 2018 at 10:11 am

      Thank you my friend. Hope you’re having a wonderful day 🙂

      • October 8, 2018 at 10:13 am

        I am! reading all the lovely poetry is making me very warm and cosy, its raining and a beautiful night here

      • Christine Bolton
        October 8, 2018 at 10:14 am

        Rain is very comforting. Enjoy! 🙂

      • October 8, 2018 at 10:14 am

        and inspiring!

  2. October 8, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    Aww! I know how it feels Christine. So well captured.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 8, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you my friend 😊

      • October 8, 2018 at 10:23 pm

        You are kindly welcome.

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