Seventh Son Sails On

Seven hearts
Scattered by the winds of desire
Each to their own corner of the earth

Layla
Pocahontas
Kahina
Helen
Lady Kriemheld
La Llorona
Cleopatra

Seven tears
Each drop exploding onto passions fire
One by one wondering of their hearts worth

Longing
Despair
Sorrow
Guilt
Loneliness
Sacrifice
Anguish

Seven seas
As the water becomes deeper
The waves come ashore in search of a new birth

Bengal
Khambhat
Malacca
Persian
Singapore
China
Thailand

Seven continents
The deserted hearts becoming wilder and wilder
And yet focused like a compass that points only north

Hope
Love
Joy
Paradise
Pleasure
Content
Ecstasy

Seven sons
Awaiting their dream lover
Yet I continue to sail past my beckoning berth

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LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

Very interesting poem, and utterly beautiful! It was a pleasure reading it. Voting up, and sharing.....


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@LaThing - Thank you!


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suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

Great poem. Glad I stopped by.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

interesting idea and you pulled it off


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@suziecat - Thank you. I'm glad you stopped by too. Definitely like your name... sassy...

@Mhatter - You called it... it was an idea I had and I wasn't really sure if I "pulled it off" or not. I'd say 90% of the time I start with something and end up elsewhere. Most times I'm happy with where the trail leads. I guess the main thing is to start the walk....


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Your poem is interesting and creative. Voted up.


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swb78 4 years ago from Gainesville Georgia

Loved it, beautifully poetic and an awesome example of free verse. Up and awesome! WP


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

Brilliantly crafted verse! There is a lot to learn in the way you write verse!!


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Vellur, swb78 & rahulo - Thank you so much. You humble me.

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