Siren

Floating happily alone on my mind’s shapeless ocean
Till your mind sets sail and steers,
drawing me with your words to lovelorn rocks.
Sail beside me, sail beside me,
Hear the call,
I am here, here I am
Impatiently waiting –
your boat will breach,
and I will reach,
despite you shy away from sorrow.

Clouds like a seascape waft their potions,
I am caught like a helpless child
breathing words but my boat is leaning.
Keep a distance, keep a distance,
Ignore the singing,
I will drown, I will drown.
I am sinking
as you enfold me,
my broken bones reach
despite you said you’d keep me from sorrow.

Sea foam and its spurious memories claim me,
Mocking my buoyancy and I weaken.
It is too late now, for swimming would beat me,
do not touch me, please do not touch me.
Hear my wishes
As I drown, as I drown
I am not afraid
as I lay like a trapped oyster,
and despite you prize me apart,
my broken bones can no longer feel the sorrow.

Waves become my wings and they lift me from my tears,
I look down to flailing arms, soon at rest.
Smiles break through the storm clad sky,
relieved at such a calm sea.
My heart breaks, breaks in two,
but still it holds me buoyant.
I feel weightless and free
as my shackles disappear,
sinking deeply near the breakers,
all that is left to see is your figure holding in the sorrow.

sea sirens

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Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

5 thoughts on “Siren”

      1. I’ve never heard of the band and I really like it, her vocal control is compelling. Yes, this definitely compliments the poem. I love writing to music… for when there seems only a creative void in my head, the music comes and leads me elsewhere. 🙂

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  1. Me too, did it for years and also re written songs I like. Great springboard. This mortal Coil is an independent label of a collection of various artists . Liz Frazer here though is from the band Cocteau Twins. I love them.

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