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The Song of the Seas

April 30, 2021
By oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela


As I stared among the seas of Kanarjo

As I stared among the seas and the bay,

I aspied a young sailor all speckled in sorrow,

A blue kind of sorrow with a face full of gray.

 

“I wanted my girl, my girlie, my dear,”

He spoke it to me as he stretched out and sighed.

“This is my story, my unfinished story,

For my death has a’ready been died.

 

“It was a windswept day among the seas of Kanarjo,

Indeed, the wind wasn’t at bay.

And the waves crashed over the hull of the ship

And the crew was a gone by day.

 

“I wished to be saved, I wished it along,

But we sunk in the depths of the sea,

I ne’er got to see my young girlie’s face

And ne’er got to hear her plea:

 

“Oh daddy, come stay, don’t go on again,

I wish you to stay with me,

For the road is so long, and the travels so hard,

And my heart dearly aches for thee.

 

“How much I would give to hear her voice,

How much I would give to flee.

How much I would give to feel her arms,

Reaching back out to me.

 

I want me my girl, my girlie, my dear,

To tell her goodbye,” said he.

He shook me my hand, and soon was departed

Departed away from the sea.

 

I searched high and low for the man of the seas

As time grew older each day,

But I will never forget his soul speckled in sorrow,

A blue kind of sorrow with a face full of gray.


The author's comments:

I wrote this ballad for a literary magazine a few years back, and thought it would be an interesting one to share.


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oliviav05 GOLD said...
on Jul. 12 at 4:48 pm
oliviav05 GOLD, Grand Blanc, Michigan
12 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela

thank you!

on Jul. 1 at 9:53 pm
piperw811 PLATINUM, Pittsford, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"chemistry between people is the strangest science of all" - Bridgett Devoue

the storytelling in this poem has unmatched power. this is really lovely!!