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Lost Sailors' Grave
by Sherry L Gibson

Friday, November 29, 2002

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Dream or reality or a combination of both.


  

Lost Sailors' Grave


 


A night alone on the ocean beach
Staring out across the waves
Warm sand beneath my bare feet
Toes touching the lost sailors' grave.


I close my eyes and let my mind drift
Breathing in the salty air
Dense sea fog blankets me with its' warmth
My heart can feel his despair


Whispers roll in from the oceans' depth
Begging for someone to hear
Calling out from his cold wet grave
About loneliness and fear


Warm salt water now licking my feet
A deep chill goes through my spine
The lost sailor whispers from his grave
His spirit calling to mine.


A night isolated on the ocean beach
Staring out across the waves
Wrapped in a warm thick sea fog
Wading into the lost sailors' grave.


Tugging and pulling, touching my heart
From his watery grave he cries
Beckoning me to join him
Warm water gently lapping my thighs.


At night in the desolate ocean
With whispers surfing the waves
While salt water burns my lips,
He calls from his watery grave.


A few more steps and I will be there,
My head sinks beneath the wave
Salt water burns in my lungs
As I enter the lost sailors’ grave


I wake up from a sound night of sleep
Wet sand still clings to my skin
Smells of the sea fill the room
I hear the lost sailors' voice in the wind.


© Copyright 2002 Sherry Gibson. All rights reserved

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Reviewed by Nickolaus Pacione 1/24/2005
A story that has a very epic feel to it -- putting Rhyme of The Ancient Mariner to shame. Now for the readers of this poem she has a short story version of this on Tabloid Purposes, the story is equally as commanding. Gibson does know how to do the gothic style of poetry and this is destined to be a classic.
Reviewed by Billie 12/17/2002
Very nicely written. Great read
Reviewed by Bro 12/17/2002
The graveyard of Lost Sailors has spoken to most who have spent any time on or near the Big Water.
You did a great job of putting it in print.

Retired Sailor of over 20 years on the Big Water resisting the call.

Bro. nice job.
Reviewed by Pat 12/14/2002
lovely thoughts
Reviewed by William Gibson (Reader) 12/14/2002
Haunting, but beautiful.
Reviewed by Rhonda 12/11/2002
Just terrific, Sherry. You gave such great details, I could picture myself there.
Reviewed by Erin Elder 12/10/2002
That, indeed, gave me a chill. I felt as if I were there on the beach.
Reviewed by Rik 12/8/2002
Symbolism would do a lot to make this more dramatic.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/7/2002
well done
Reviewed by wanda 11/30/2002
love reading your writing, another one that keeps you guessing
Reviewed by Diana Hargett 11/30/2002
Another 10 for this highly talented and gifted lady! Keep them coming Sherry!
Di
Reviewed by Sharon Sanders (Reader) 11/30/2002
An excellent poem, Sherry! So descriptive, I felt myself right there in the dream...smelling the salt air, feeling the water, hearing the cries of the lost sailor.
Awesome!
Reviewed by Dee C. 11/29/2002
Awww the elusive dream...loved this one Sherry! ~ Dee
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 11/29/2002
This is a beautiful dream of eternal seduction. The sea itself has that allure just as this excellent write has.
Amor
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 11/29/2002
This is so beautiful Sherry! A touch of genius in the writing! I am so glad it was only a dream. I was wondering about the ending. Bill
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 11/29/2002
Was a magnificent write!!
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