Mother Ocean (Unfinished)
By Ghost One
Adrift upon her endless rolling bosom
She calls to me to drink of her body
Feast upon her offerings
And throw myself unto her merciless depths.
Aye, a sirens call off the starboard side
Do I give into its eerie melody and swim to my doom?
Am I to fall victim to her tantalizing cries?
A seamans worst fears come to life
In the embodiment of an imagined song
Pleasing to all who hear it
And comforting to all those betrayed by it.
Comfort not coming in safety
But in the long slumber beneath her vast blanket of cold darkness.
No I will not fall under her spell this time
I understand and respect her dangers.
For which I shall, one day, give myself unto her insatiable appetite.
I shall return to her body to melt away and become a part of her salty core.
But alas my time is not up yet
That time shall eventually fall upon me
Yet for now I remain an infant upon her rocking arms..
I stand upon my decks and feel her sweet breath rush around me
Filling my lungs with live and love.
Her soft spray moistening my cheeks as my vessel disturbs her slumber
The perspiration of her mass falling gently upon me
The final warning signs of a squall.
Tis but a small rainfall
No winds kicking up today
She is forgiving for now
But do not take this lightly
When her temper flares she can drown the greatest of seamen.
My respect for her flows deeply from my love for her
She made me a man when I was a child
She bestowed upon me gifts from her body when I hungered
She gave unto me water to be purified and drank
She granted me life when she could have taken it
Never disrespect the lady
For she grants you life
Her currents are our homes bloodstream
Her depths our origins melting pot...
Her children our nourishment
She is the beginning
She is the end