CCC36: Part of the Wide Blue Sea

Crimson’s Creative Challenge

I heard my old home call to me
From across the wide blue sea
‘Twas time for me to set sail again
Across that wide blue sea

I heard my fair lass call to me
From across the wide blue sea
‘Twas time for me to cast off again
And sail the wide blue sea

I heard my old Ma call to me
From across the wide blue sea
‘Twas time for me to return to her
Across the wide blue sea

I slipped my moorings, cast my lot
Tillered my boat o’er a storm-ridden sea
Prayed I’d survive though I knew I’d not
Now I’m part of the wide blue sea

Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #36

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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57 Responses to CCC36: Part of the Wide Blue Sea

  1. Loved your poem a lot! Especially the way you brought life with words… and the “Twas” just like a sailor does! 🙂

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    Has the rhythm is a pirates tale. Put

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  3. Jen Goldie says:

    Good one! A Sailors Lament.

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  4. Wow. I love your poem. The repetition gives it a unique charm. It’s splendid☺️

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  5. The mournful premonition was fantastic

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  6. Dale says:

    Agree with Violet. Could be a pirate song!
    I love the rhythm of it. Can picture the lowly ones below rowing in time (as there is no wind 😉 )

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  7. Elyan White says:

    The repetition and the character of this poem gave me a swift punch; I think it’s one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing it!

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  8. Lovely, it sounds like an old folk song written centuries ago.

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  9. The rhythm and repetition are fantastic. And that last verse with its sense of foreboding made it very atmospheric…great poem 🙂

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