“Adrift, Upon the Lee”


free-wiki-Max_Jensen_Großes_Marinestück-seascape-640-pxAdrift, Upon the Lee”

My soul’s adrift; her spirit lost to wind.

I’m tossed and vainly seek a safer lee.

I pull the anchor chain and with it send

my heart a-flutter, full-blown, out to sea.

My boat has ample weight yet she is trim.

She dreams of color and a high romance

with sun and wind and frothy water’s brim

across a deck that cherishes the dance.

But I am ghostly silent.  Lethargy

and fear within my muggy heart resides.

No compass; no direction do I see.

My stern into a darker water glides.

Oh, save us from that whore; my soul set free,

or else this landlubber; this poet, bleed.

 

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2 Comments on ““Adrift, Upon the Lee””

  1. beyondwords0120
    May 20, 2016 at 6:12 pm #

    Nice work
    Most of the poems I have read on WordPress usually dont rhyme I am so happy to read one which does

    Liked by 1 person

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