"Curse of the Sea"

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This was in response to lilyflys Extemporaneous Project

I said I was FINE,

now leave me alone.

You cant fix me this time,

I have to do it on my own.

If you want to help

just sit in the corner there,

be still and be quiet,

like a maiden fair.

dont speak a word,

just light the CANDLE.

Listen to me as I tell my story,

it may be too hard for you to handle.

As the fire burns and flickers

I will tell you my tale,

a tale of a SEA,

gone dry and stale.

They say its a Curse.

The CURSE of the SEA,

a lovers last cry,

of imprisonment to be free.

I do not recall

the exact words he said,

but something like "To dry waters

all you fools will be lead.

There will be no relief,

until someone loves me.

Till I am free of my bonds

I curse the seas."

This man made quite an IMPRESSION on me,

he was locked up for betraying the queen.

Though he never did her any harm,

but he loved her indeed.

She refused to give up her crown for him,

She chose royalty over love.

So she accused him of treachery

and treated him like a thug.

I tried loving him once,

but how do you love a broken man?

When water is all you want,

from the seas of SAND.

© Copyright NMJ 2011

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Strong willed women are my curse....and my love...

I think I need a time out in the corner, a candle in my hand, "a fire burns and flickers" as I listen most intently, but handle I will...a passion completely..

You speak to my love, "The CURSE of the SEA, a lovers last cry, of imprisonment to be free."

You speak of a man who impressed upon thee...

You spoke of a man imprisoned by greed

You spoke of a man torn completely apart

You spoke of life as water, and seas of just sand...

One can't help but just wonder, what mountain of man deserves your love's hand....

Godspeed my friend...a beautiufl poem!!!

Much love,

bb....


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

and yours just as beautiful bb! thank you!


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

"When water is all you want,

from the seas of SAND"

niceeee


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank u Haseeb. I havent seen you around lately.. HOw have you been?


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

no worries. yea, i've lost my touch.. don't feel like writing no more.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hmm... well i hope you still stick around and writing for me isnt something i just feel like doing, sometimes i just have to. if you ever get inspired or get that feeling again, please dont let it go to waste. you write pretty good. I like reading your work.


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

you're too kind.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

nik,

As usual poetry escapes me but i do like the seaive been to the ocean just once Niagara falls hundreds of times-and to the great lakes dozens of times of the three I truly enoyed the sea, there is nothing like it... and your hubb brought me back there back to the sea...

TH


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

well I'm glad I could give you that feeling through my words. The sea is a very beautiful and enticing place, the sea and the ocean. so very mysterious and full of tales. Can you imagine whole seas just drying up like that? it would be a true curse.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Ahhh I loved this one the power of one world how it can unleash ones thoughts and take them to a different level!!!

smiles :)

bella


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

one world...o yu mean one word? yes one word can ignite the flames of any imagination. one word is all you need to be inspired.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

lol yes the one word experiment project thingy ......


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

yea it is fun.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Sea has been a muse to many. It contains power, shifts with the tide, can give you life, can take it away. Sometimes it holds secrets, other times it gives them up. If the seas dry up, then such a crisis it would be. The you have the sea of sand, desolate. Brilliant!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks Augustine. The sea is all that and more.


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blaise25 5 years ago from close to you...

I slipped off my seat..This is spellbinding, Nikki.


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tom hellert 5 years ago from home

Nikki aside from Iron Maidens Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner ,I know this song about the sea

Ohhhhh

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea

spongebob squarepants

Absporbent and yellow and porous is he

spongebob squarepants

His nautical nonsense be something you wish

spongebob squarepants

So drop on the deck and flop like a fish

spongebob squarepants

this may be more popular but yours was better yet both give you a view of "the curse of the sea".

TH


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

hahahah that is too funny tom. yes I know that song well. lol

and thank you blaise. Wow a seat knocker! that is awesome, glad you liked this so much! :)


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Astra Nomik 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

I loved this, Nikki. Beautiful and powerful too. You can hold an audience. Your writing is awesome. :)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

thank you astra. if my audience is as good as you then thats a great achievement!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

This audience member isn't as good as Cathy or you [he says with google eyes] but hey, I'm getting blisters here applauding so much...

Hey Nikki, what happened to "Extemporaneous Project by Lilyfly"...:/


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

what do you mean? its at the very bottom under the amazon ads.


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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

It is no longer published Nikki.


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana Author

awww. well how bout that. Wonder why she unpublished it...


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Nikki , I love this you move quickly , one line to another ! Making me think !.....awesome !


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thanks. I should write more to this...

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