Silent Sea

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 17:59 -- sjgreer

When I was a boy

I crossed the sea

My wrists rubbed raw by chains

And the seabed was soft

Beneath sore feet

Oceans came down like rain

And by the light of the waning moon

I saw shadows swim beyond

The walls that rose above our heads

And rolled silently along

A fish came close to me that night

I reached out to touch its scales

But it disappeared when I came close

Swallowed by a whale

When I was a boy

I left behind

The chains bestowed to me

By men drowned in the crushing wake

Of my silent walls of sea.

This poem is about: 
Our world

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