Saturday, April 25, 2015

Watching the Tides Turn

Across the sea of people he follows
an angel among mortals, pure as light;
she wades in and out of his vision,
his breath catching each time she disappears;
but such a tale could only end in woes.

Still he feels the flame within him ignite;
his eyes unable to tear away from
this angel among mortals, pure as light.

His heart beats out the rhythm of a drum
as she wades in and out of vision;
he knows there is no choice but to succumb,

for his breath stills each time she disappears.
He breathes in his resolve; the time has come
to brave the crowd and forget all his fears.

Who cares if this tale ends only in woes
and his is the only flame to ignite!
At last he wades in fixed on his vision;
as he braves the crowd forgetting his fears,

across the sea of people, she follows.


On inspiration for this piece: This idea was pulled from Poetic Asides's 2015 April PAD Challenge: Day 25. "For today’s prompt, write an across the sea poem."

Decided it was time for me to get outside of myself for a bit.  It hasn't been quite a happy place to reside in.  Struggling through this little tale help a bit. 

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