Ship In A Bottle II

By Echoes of Orpheus

A work inspired by Ship In A Bottle

It seems ages have passed since the captain once said,
"The waves move with meaning, let where they push be where we head."

Time became his compass, as he wandered with the waves
"Until this ship become my casket, and the ocean be my grave."

"Life is not a game, and sailing, not a sport.
Such things they say can make time fly, and life is much too short.

We do it while we can, but mortal is our youth.
With age comes aspiration; chase dreams, chase love, chase truth."

Parchment filled by candlelight, in his cabin, on his desk.
"Only words," he thought out his window, standing still and statuesque.

He stared out at the moon, through streaks across the sky.
"Either heaven isn't there... Or God is playing shy."

"Breathing's become redundant, my heartbeat I abhor.
I haven't dreamed in ages; there must be more, there must be more..."

With his will, his ship crumpled; now shipwrecked in the sand.
"Give me a sign that you exist, before I take the devil's hand."

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© 2009 Echoes of Orpheus
Published on Saturday, January 10, 2009.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Cassette On Thursday, December 21, 2017, Cassette (1206)By person wrote:

    Part two of a triptych; keeping the image continuing on... very lovely.

  • A former member wrote: I like this. I wanna favorite it.

  • A former member wrote: *peeks through clouds* hiya! hehe, i like this i like this! *tackles cast away* hey wheres wilson? you always paint a perfect page in my scattered mind. ^_^ lovely

  • Mars On Saturday, January 10, 2009, Mars (333)By person wrote:

    My fucking god. *bows* best write I've read in a while. You amaze me love. There's too many lines in this I love to point out. -mars Scholar

  • sixsixnine On Saturday, January 10, 2009, sixsixnine (486)By person wrote:

    I really enjoyed this piece. each verse had knowledge one should remember. great work. will check out the first part and final part when i can.

  • Echoes of Orpheus On Saturday, January 10, 2009, Echoes of Orpheus (367)By person wrote:

    Not as good as I'd hoped, haven't written this way in some time, but this piece was necessary before I could reveal the third and final piece.

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