The Siren Sounding



She was sitting, lonesome

Atop an island

In the middle

Of darkened ocean

Calling, desperate

Across the water

At the peak of night

Chilling and desolate


I was strolling

along the beach,

deep in thought,

It was quiet,

And eerily cold,

my skin was crawling

but I didn’t notice

I never would’ve known

my mind was wandering

far beyond,

my body’s location,

I was only seeking

an escape from waking

And into dreaming


Destiny spoke…

Our paths

Were to cross

I was lost

In my own

Tortured thoughts

She was longing

To be lost

Anywhere but there

Perhaps in my eyes

Held in my stare

Or in my arms

Embraced by

My passion

And my defeat


Her voice

Reached my ears

Or was it my very core?

Shaking my foundations

Which were

Already crumbling…




The water was black

The moon was bright

Reflecting off

The darkness

Of separation

Flooding her face

With glistening light



Our eyes locked

I could see

The pleading

In her soft, pained gaze

I reached for her

As if I could

Ever reach her…

Deep down

I knew better…



Her grasp extended

From what seemed

Like worlds away

And took hold

Of my hand

Wrenching my soul

From my body

Leaving me breathless

At her whim

And her mercy



On that island

We lay for ages

Forever and a day

She stole my thoughts

Away from my head

And the night progressed

Eventually ceasing

I awoke alone

Stranded, abandoned

Surrounded by sea

And I waited

For night’s embrace

To come again

And find me


© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you 4elements :]


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4elements 5 years ago

I loved this. It was a very easy flowing read. I could hear a rythem to it.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Well - I calls 'em as I sees 'em! :-)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

People keep reiterating to me what I can't seem to convince myself haha

Thank you saddle


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

A true artist never knows what's gonna come out of their head next, you prove it again and again with your art in verse. Well done Ben, you nailed this one. Bravo


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks arb!

I never know whats gonna come out of my head


arb 5 years ago

Illusion or reality? Sometimes we prefer the one that moves us. Another well written addition. Nice job Ben!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Nellie - You have the BEST comments!

you always make me think, and leave me something to ponder, and always leave me feeling so special

can't thank you enough!! :]


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

Such deep wounds and stabs our passions and longings inflict! Yet without being capable of all of that, without hesitation, we'd not even be fully alive. We'd be like some meaningless robots. Robots may be able to think in a sense, but they cannot FEEL. We should be thankful we can FEEL, even the more painful feelings. We can also let go of feelings which have happened and reached their capacity in those instances, so as to be ready for new real, ongoing feelings and experiences, though. We really can accept closure if it has become the reality. It doesn't leave us without traces and memories of its time, but It means we are ready to embrace life all the more and all the more lovingly and prove ourselves worthy of being capable of feeling at all.

You capture these emotions and tragic dances with life so intimately and well, Ben. I can always literally feel them as you relate them. That is such a rare and wonderful talent! Hugs.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you all so much!

aylee I am glad you felt it the way I meant for people to!


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aylee95 5 years ago from Honolulu, HI.

I love it. It tells you exactly the right emotions, pain, sadness, longing.. and the song is simply... awesome (curse my small vocabulary) with the poem.


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the pink umbrella 5 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

consuming, benny. consuming.


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Wow!! Loved it.


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raghavrathi 5 years ago from Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

Lovely!!

Beyond imagination....

pure genius!


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

the lure of a sirens song, is both beautiful and sad, for a moment in exstacy, you spend a lifetime in torment and pain.


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Bumpsysmum 5 years ago from Cambridgeshire

:-) then :-(

Sad but lovely, BenWritings


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h.a.chauhdary 5 years ago from Australia

The emptiness of solitude and then finding someone who makes you whole again. The agony of parting and the longing that follows, just to catch a glimpse of something you've lost. The flashbacks and memories punishing you for letting go. I think you captured it all. Kudos on such a great achievement. It surely is one of your best Hubs ever. Thank you for sharing!!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

I really liked this one Ben. It related a story.


Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Ben..this was awesome! I feel one of your very best! Thank you for sharing.

Sunnie


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

wow lizzybeth thats awesome! thanks so much, can't believe you say its your fav :]


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Elizabeth99 5 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

I love this. Beyond love it, I think it is my new favorite! That longing feeling, reaching for something you can't really have, but still wishing, blinded by our own want. Dreams are supposed to be an escape but sometimes we loose that escape to wanting to be there more than in reality....I could go one forever. Good job


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

I had a bit of time tonight to write this one...I like it

Ian, you ALWAYS comment my work, I can count on it, and that's great

I will check all of your new ones out tomorrow for SURE

thanks a lot!


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

Just posted mine and came and found yours... quite an eerie experience. It's like looking into a very intimate mirror glass.

Lovely, Ben.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you much, phoenix :]


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

I too thought she would posses you unto death but only back to emptiness. Another fine write Ben


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

essi - thank you for reminding me what you are

acer - thanks a lot man

randy - it was somewhere between happy and terrible. lol


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Randy Behavior 5 years ago from Near the Ocean

Eerie, I thought for sure you were going to drown in your illusion. Ah, but it was a tryst... I knew you wouldn't make it a happy ending. :)


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Perception is only complicated from within,connections made simple but ecstatic are the reality,Awsome Job Ben!;)


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essiheart 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

Beautiful.

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