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The Voyage

The day we met was the moment the ducks aligned on the water  
A setting sun in the background, hues of blue and purple faded now
I didn't know that my heart would fall and drown in a crazy wreckage
 
The image of tomorrow has a faint shadow of you beside me in my head  
I know that you will not be there with me as I move forward in the future  
Devastating as that sounds, there is no path unless I love myself before you  
 
Before it was so easy to find my way because I flowed like a boat trapped on currents  
I did not fight it nor did I release my sails for I trusted the path was true and just  
All it did was lead me straight to you as I was shocked when your boat crashed into mine  
 
Realizing that we carrried the same cargo load, we tied our boats as one to fix the wreckage  
Boarding up the floors where we took on water and fixing up the sides we made a plan to succeed  
I pushed forward knowing the part I had to play so that we could sail within this path side by side  
 
For a while it felt good to relax with you in this ocean of uncertainty knowing that you were there  
I let my sail down for the first time to let us prosper into the dark waters and live to be free  
The waters went from clear and crystal to dark green so murkey you couldn't even see through it  
 
Barnicles attached to your side of the boat one by one they grew dragging you down and me too  
My love, love of my life, its a my secret for I too have a barnicle to which I hide from you  
I scrubbed the outside of your hull while neglecting mine fearful to battles you may lose  
 
Neglecting, I start to lose hope that we can salvage this & I know youre thoughts heavy  
As silence creeped you decided that we could part ways as the water started filling  
There are no life rafts to save us as the water sends us drowning begging for air  
 
As my boat crashes to shore I must now pick up all of the pieces and rebuild  
I see you on the other side also trying to figure out where it all broke apart
I take one last look and cry out, you turn away from me, now strangers
Written by yourpurplerose
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Author's Note
I would sail the same course if it meant I'd have you again...there is no end to this poem on purpose...and I'd like to pretend there will never be an end to us in my heart....
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