Save The Sailor From The Sea

Demoralized and discouraged
Surrender to the darkness
That will surely come
Life held in the balance
Leaving it heartless

Joy drowning
Breathless and weakened
Laughter comes no more
Spirit trodden and squashed
Thoroughly beaten

Treading the troubled water
Exhausted by endeavor
Resistance fading fast
Hope is lost at sea
Now gone forever

Voice weakened from the cry
Who would have listened
Words fallen on deaf ears
Nobody cared
He was as if imprisoned

Nothing left to fight for
Not one possibility
Insignificant and invisible
Was is life
Save the sailor from the sea

Christine Bolton

© 2018 Poetry for Healing

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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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