Home From The Sea ..........

The high sea ...... the trailing sea gulls
the dolphins guiding me in
The north Atlantic sends me home
from shadowing the whales again

Not a whaler or a fisherman's son
......but just a drifter manning the sails
Through the night seas and the cross
currents of danger destiny prevails

Listen.... listen to the wind in the canvas
begging me soulfully back to land
Surely a gift of brass compass guides me
tiller firm in hand

Once aloft and the sails set
the sky could prove me wrong
As the wind pulls again in the ropes
whistling a lonesome song

Above me the crescent moon is swallowed
by clouds of unknown destination
Racing past in the night wind running
from eventual condensation

Yes.......I see the lights along the coast
the ones I know so well
Now to avoid the rocky shoals
coaxing me into hell

My tired hands make do the ropes
of safety from impending storm
And in safe harbor again ....I smile
though my mind tired and worn

Come...... join me now in the pub I'll buy
you all a round
We'll laugh and sing the sea shanties
till morning comes around

Comments 8 comments

dahoglund profile image

dahoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

The sea is very intriguing.I might go for singing the sea shanties.very nice poem.

ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Dahoglund , Ok Im buying the beer!lol.....thanks for dropping in!....:-}

Movie Master profile image

Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I was there on the high seas with you, the wind blowing in the canvas...

And did I enjoy that beer in the pub afterwards, it slipped down a treat!!

Cheers, MM

ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 5 years ago Author

M.M. Okay its you and me and a pint in a pub!lol

always exploring profile image

always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

I've noticed that you write about the sea often, as if it calls you. I love the sea. Think i'll join you all at the pub for a taste of wine. Thank you. Enjoyed your poetry ..

ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Always Exploring , ah yes , Join us! Yes I think its water on the brain, LOL.....:-}

samiaali profile image

samiaali 5 years ago

This is hauntingly beautiful to me. My father was a Merchant Marine and probably felt a lot the way your lovely poem reads! :)

ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 5 years ago Author

Thank you Sami , I always thought that would be a great job ! Not so much for a family life though , maybe? Your family including you! have served your country proud!.......:-}

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article